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16 02 2015
The Honourable Evan Walker, AO
On Feb 16th The Honourable Evan Walker, AO sadly passed away. Evan was a very close friend of Daryl’s and in 1963 founded this practice – then known as Jackson Walker.
In 1979 he left the practice to pursue a political career, having been elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for the Province of Melbourne. Here Evan played a major role in shaping Melbourne as we know it today.
Between 1982-90 he was a Minister in the Cain Government and Leader of the Government in the Upper House. The breadth and number of portfolio’s he was charged with illustrates his vast capacity to find solutions and manage a multitude of difficult problems with difficult stakeholders. As Minister for Planning he was instrumental in new planning controls in the Central Business District, the control of building heights, protection of views of St Pauls Cathedral, and the redevelopment of the south bank of the Yarra.
He was highly regarded and applauded by those on the left and the right. Our very right wing neighbour Peter Carter remarked following his retirement from politics “Jesus the Labour party always get it wrong….that is like taking Gary Ablett off at three quarter time….”
As an architect, as a politician, and as a policy maker, he has made an outstanding contribution to architecture, the environment, arts and educating in Australia.
More than all of this however, he was a very dear and loyal friend to Daryl and Kay and all of our family; always happy to write a personal reference or provide advice and assistance whenever required. He will be sadly missed.
21 10 2014
Congratulations due on what is well-deserved recognition!
We are pleased and excited to announce that
• Vic Benakovic has been appointed Principal of Health and Life Sciences at Jackson Architecture. His significant expertise in the design of hospitals and aged care facilities and in laboratory planning makes him a highly valued member of staff.
• We also have a new Associate. Mikel Roman who has managed the design and delivery of major projects within this office including the innovative Rathdowne Place Wellbeing Precinct in Carlton. He is currently working closely with Vic on Victoria University (NZ) School of Biological Science and also the Nausori Hospital in Fiji.
21 08 2014
We've been shortlisted for the 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre has been shortlisted for the 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards in the Public Building and Urban Design category.
Established in 2006, the BPN Sustainability Awards were created to encourage and reward Australia's best practice in sustainable building and architecture design.
13 08 2014
Doors open at new Box Hill Hospital
Construction has now been completed on the new 52,000m2 building at Box Hill Hospital and the building was officially opened by Premier Denis Napthine.
“This newly completed building will house all of Box Hill Hospital’s acute inpatient and day patient facilities, women’s and children’s services, and specialist cancer and renal inpatients’ facilities,” Dr Napthine said.
The state-of-the-art hospital was completed on budget and well ahead of schedule.
11 08 2014
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre a WINNER!
On Friday night, 8th August, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre was announced as
WINNER Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building over $80M at the Master Builders Association of Victoria Awards for 2014.
Congratulations go to Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd....
and the Architectural team of Jackson Architecture and McConnel Smith Johnson.
And Structural Engineers, Bonacci group
And Services Engineers, WSP
The Award was presented at Crown Casino in front of a star studded crowd including the Victorian Premier, Denis Napthine
Congratulations to everyone involved in the project
16 06 2014
Development a jewel in Carlton's crown
The former Queen Elizabeth home for mothers and babies is a series of houses and outbuildings built between 1861 and 1951 clustered together on a large, irregularly shaped site. Architect Daryl Jackson, in consultation with Heritage Victoria, has been charged with the redesign and redevelopment of these buildings and the result is 20 residences, some large enough to be family homes, others more townhouse or apartment size suited to empty nesters.
11 06 2014
Canterbury, Engineering The Future
Design Development for the Engineering Hub at University of Canterbury NZ is almost complete. Working with our JV partners Warren and Mahoney we are delighted to see the project displayed on the University website
10 06 2014
Construction due to commence on SECRET design
Construction of the facilities upgrade at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation at Fishermans Bend is due to commence on June 20. For security reasons no images are available. Follow the website link to a more detailed description of the project
08 05 2014
Australia’s newest inner-city retirement, aged care and wellbeing precinct
Rathdowne Place will be Australia’s newest inner-city retirement, aged care and wellbeing precinct. People are now moving into our great new "cutting edge" Aged Care facility in Carlton.
The Wellbeing Centre, which will be the centrepiece of the
development, will be accessible to the general public and
is currently being planned to include; Day Respite/Rehab
Centre, Physio/Podiatry, Seniors Gym, Hydrotherapy Pool,
Medical Consulting/Treatment Suites, Cafe & Education,
Beauty Spa and Supportive associated mixed-retail.
04 06 2014
Patients benefit from new sub-acute unit at Kurri
The JA designed sub-acute facility at Kurri Kurri is still a hit with patients and staff.
The Kurri Kurri sub acute beds project will provide an appropriate level of accommodation, care and support for patients who, following admission to health facilities, no longer require acute level services. The new facilities designed by DJRD (our Sydney office) are located within the grounds of Kurri Kurri hospital and provides specialised rehabilitation and aged care services.