Client: Unique Urban Built

Location: Mawson Lakes, SA

Completed: 2015

Budget: $4.5 million

Unique Urban Built engaged Grieve Gillett Andersen to design a new corporate head office and associated store on a vacant site in Mawson Lakes. The design brief was for a two-storey office building that presented as a single storey building, with double height internal void and an architecture domestic in feel and without corporate reference.

Construction was to be domestic in nature to contain the costs, and the store as a simple industrial Colorbond® shed with minimal additional facade treatments to integrate with the adjacent main office and to form a cohesive site development. The confined triangular site presented challenges for building configuration, vehicle access, delivery access and parking. Development encumbrances over the site required nominated third party design review to satisfy compliance requirements.

Grieve Gillett Andersen proposed a two-storey office with open double height internal void and large steep overhanging roof effectively reducing the building scale and complying with the UUB design requirements. The design solution met the brief’s domestic scale requirements, but subtly describes the commercial function of the building. Treatments to the adjacent Store building were minimal to achieve the integrated presentation of both buildings.


Grieve Gillett Andersen is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, heritage and urban design practice based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our work ranges from education and health facilities, public buildings and urban spaces, commercial, hospitality and retail developments and interiors, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, transport and infrastructure, performing and visual arts venues, and residential projects, including new buildings, alterations & additions, infill and multiple residential projects.


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