One Melrose recognised at the World Design Awards
media release 14.07.20

One Melrose recognised at the World Design Awards

Melrose Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

One Melrose at Melrose Park has been awarded second place in the World Design Awards for the Residential Concept.

The World Design Awards recognises outstanding ideas that redefine Architecture design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the Architecture and the natural world, the Architecture and the community, and the Architects and the city.

Melrose Park is a 30 hectares redevelopment of industrial land that has been master planned by Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) to be an exemplar mixed-use community, set among landscaped parklands.

The first stage of residential apartments, One Melrose, is currently nearing completion. Conceived as an urban oasis, on the banks of the Parramatta River. It consists of 277 smart homes across an enclave of three sinuously curved buildings, architecturally considered from every angle to harmonise with place.

“With buildings embedded into the landscape, and the latest amenities and transport options, we think it’s going to be a great place for families, a great place for professional couples. A place where life can happen at all levels.” –Michael Heenan, Principal, Design, AJ+C Click here to view full list of winners.

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COVID-19 response
media release 5.05.20

COVID-19 response

(Last Updated 11.00am and 31 March 2020)

In response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis, we have moved to a remote working model to protect the health of our staff, clients, fellow consultants and the wider community at this difficult time.

Impact on the industry

At the moment it is business as usual however we are monitoring how this crisis could impact your projects this could include:

• a shortfall of staff/consultants/council staff…and this may impact the project documentation.

• Delays to the delivery of some products which would require alternative products to be selected, and possibly the resubmission of documentation to the PCA/or council.

• Site closures, which then impact AJ+C services e.g. site observations/defects inspections.

Any delays will be flagged as soon as we are aware of this.


We have identified communication as one of our highest priorities. Utilising the latest technologies, we will communicate with you as usual on projects, we are ensuring our teams continue to communicate effectively internally and externally and finally we encourage all our clients to contact us with any concerns, delays you may be encountering or just to say hello during these isolated times.

Stay Safe

Michael Heenan

CEO, Principal, Design

Media Release: The Residences, Cardinal Freeman
media release

Media Release: The Residences, Cardinal Freeman

Ashfield, NSW, Australia

‘The Cardinal Freeman sets a new benchmark for seniors living. Providing amenity and community through thoughtfully designed and planned new buildings integrated into an historic site.’ Setting a new benchmark in urban design and seniors living, The Residences by AJ+C for developer Stockland, breathes new life into a heritage site in Ashfield, in Sydney’s Inner West. – Peter Ireland, Design, AJ+C

The Residences at Cardinal Freeman is a paradigm shift in independent seniors living. Rather than separation, its focus is on community integration, active retirement lifestyles and ageing in place. The master plan and buildings by AJ+C unlocked the site to deliver a greater focus on open space and public domain with landscaped pocket parks and a central Village Green, that strengthens connections to the neighbourhood. A key urban strategy was realigning a major through-site road, to make movement more legible and layered, to preference pedestrians and weave that site into the surrounding street network. It also establishes a clear arrival point for the community of residents. All apartments feature full accessibility with wide doors and hallways and reinforced bathroom walls for future modification. Facilities include a resort-style health club, indoor lap pool, gymnasium and theatre arranged around the Village Green. For peace of mind, the Cardinal Freeman project incorporates a separate high-care facility on site, allowing residents to stay connected to their local community if their health-care needs change over time.

Click here to read the full media release.

For high-resolution images, interviews or information, contact Joanne Sim, Clients + Markets Manager
t: +61 415 548 532; e:

Social Media

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news 20.11.20
Meet our newest Director, Dua Green

Allen Jack+Cottier Architects (AJ+C) welcomes @dua_green as a new Director in our Sydney studio. Since joining us in 2007 Dua has been involved in lighthouse projects across junior education and student accommodation. . She was instrumental in the design and delivery of the multi-award-winning Judith Poole Multi-Sports Hall for @abbotsleigh School in Wahroonga and continues the relationship through AJ+C’s master planning for its junior and senior schools. . Dua is also working on a new boarding house and masterplan for @loretonh .

news 17.11.20

WAFChina AWARDS This year Michael Heenan will be judging his 11th WAF Awards and the inaugural WAFChina Awards. . Michael will work remotely in pairs with Maria João Correia from Segmento Urbano Arquitectos and Ada Yvars Bravo from Mangera Yvars Architect to review seven or eight entries on 17, 19 November. They will be asked to pick the two best entries in terms of their all-round architectural, interior design or landscape architecture excellence. Each jury will see a variety of category entries; this is not category judging. . The entries have all been submitted to WAF/INSIDE in the normal way. However, any entries related to sites in China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan are also eligible to win one of these new awards. The architects will present in English to the usual WAF format, 10 minutes of presentation followed by nine minutes of questions and comments, and one minute for changeover. The live award ceremony will take place on 1 December, in Chengdu. . Good luck to all the entrants. . @segmento_arquitectos @myaa_architects @worldarchfest . . . . #WAFchina #WAFvirtual #architectsajc #WAF2021 #WAFVirtual #architecture #design #awards #festival #newsletter

news 7.10.20
Weehur Redfern Student Housing receives approval

After being fast tracted as part of NSW government’s accelerated projects, Weehur Redfern Student Housing, Gibbons St has now been approved!

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news 22.09.20
Gowrie Village making great progress

Construction is well underway for the re-development of Gowrie Village in Lower North Shore. When finished, it will further enhance its reputation as leaders in aged care facility providing 107 beds and 40 Independent Living Units.

Since the beginning of this year, demolition has finished and construction has begun on site.

We look forward to its completion next year.

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