MACCALLUM PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE

U7, 7 Barlow Street

South Townsville, Qld 4810

Ph 07 4721 2111

admin@maccallum.com.au

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SERVICES

The practice of Architecture, Urban Design, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture, Heritage and Conservation, and Space Planning is our life, and has been for over 40 years, MPA brings together a powerful team of professionals from a range of disciplines to deliver creative, innovative and reliable solutions to our valued clients through all phases of projects. MPA’s research, comprehensive knowledge of statutory controls and authorities, and thought leadership delivers proactive and intelligent solutions. We involve our clients in the process of design and delivery from inception to completion. MPA is a studio where collaboration is paramount and the impact of our work leaves a legacy valued by our clients and the communities in which we operate.

ARCHITECTURE

The MPA design studio works in the spirit of enquiry, challenging preconceptions and testing conventions. We are committed to design excellence which responds to the needs of clients; design which is efficient and respects human values, and delivers sustainable outcomes in the built form. We believe the best architecture comes from a synthesis of all the elements that separately comprise and inform the character of a building, the structure that supports it; the services that allow it to function; its ecology; the quality of natural light; the symbolism of form; and the relationship of the development to its urban context. Architecture is the physical expression of the preferences of societies in which we live, work and play. We believe in respecting the environment of these various communities and in creating innovative commercially responsible sustainable solutions.

INTERIOR DESIGN

At MPA our main focus for interior design is on the client – their beliefs, requirements and their culture – how they will use the space and their overall vision. We create inspired spaces where the user enjoys the experience. We provide knowledge and experience combined with current and future design thinking. With our architecture and interior design team working closely together under one roof, the final outcome of the projects show a clear and coherent finish. Our ultimate goal is to produce interior spaces that not just visually attractive by effective, functional places in which we work, live or play.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Effective leadership and professional management of the development process is critical to a successful outcome of any project and MPA offers a comprehensive project and development application management service that draws on our forty years experience in providing services to clients in the development industry, and to all tiers of government.

Collaboration between client, authorities and agencies, specialist consultants and technical experts, effective co-ordination team leadership and management has enabled MPA to deliver successful, sustainable, commercial viable solutions by our multi-disciplined teams.

A high degree of personal service, coupled with respect for the precious resources of cost and time, is reflective of our client relationship philosophy.

TOWN PLANNING

At MPA town planning is treated as an integral part of the overall design process and planning issues are considered at the earliest design stage as the concept is developed. Planning controls should not be a barrier to good design outcomes and we work to overcome unnecessary restrictions. MPA has Australia wide experience in working in numerous jurisdictions and is skilled in testing the limits of, and in obtaining dispensations of planning scheme provisions where it can be demonstrated that there are sound planning grounds to permit approval, despite non-compliance.

HERITAGE CONSERVATION AND ADAPTIVE RE-USE

MPA have engaged with the administrators of the state heritage acts in eastern Australia for almost 40 years. At MPA whenever feasible we believe in giving new life to old buildings and in the environmental efficiencies of adaptive re-use. Our objectives are to preserve the integrity of heritage places and integrate with sensitivity new uses and new construction, so as to always distinguish old from new, and to introduce a viable new use to the old but valued asset.

MASTERPLANNING

Masterplanning is the process of making decisions to guide future development. At MPA we carefully and innovatively balance the built environment with the natural environment, community needs, statutory controls, cultural significance and economic sustainability with the aim of improving the quality of life whilst creating the fundamentals that under pin vibrant well orgainsed communities. With our masterplanning, planning and architectural team working closely together our masterplans embody quality architecture which enhances the fabric of the urban and natural environment, and meets the objectives of the community as expressed in planning schemes. Our objective is to design liveable, adaptable, sustainable and commercially viable habitats which achieve the ambitions of our clients, the intention of authorities and respect human values and environmental needs