Harbord Diggers picks up 2 Category Wins in NSW AIA Awards
02.07.2021 Harbord Diggers picks up 2 Category Wins in NSW AIA Awards

2021 NSW Architecture Awards | ArchitectureAU

CHROFI connected virtually with a 'watch party' to view the AIA Awards safely from our homes this year. A big thank you to the Institute for perservering to share this event in lieu of the pandemic, to our team Architectus and JMD Design, and to the jury for awarding Harbord Diggers Club the Urban Design and MultiResidential Awards. 

 

Marsden Park Amenities in the Sydney Morning Herald
29.06.2021 Marsden Park Amenities in the Sydney Morning Herald

"We didn't just see this as providing a few basic amenities ... We felt that it was important to give Marsden Park a sense of identity ... To make it a drawcard, particularly on weekends when the focal point is sport."

- Director, John Choi, on the idea behind the Marsden Park Amenities.

Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald article, written by Stephen Crafti.

Marsden Park’s sculptural amenities bring local community together (smh.com.au)

Commencement of Tamarama SLSC Refurbishment
03.05.2021 Commencement of Tamarama SLSC Refurbishment

On Monday 3 May, CHROFI - alongside head contractor, Lloyd Group; Mr Dave Sharma MP, Mayor of Waverley; Cr Paula Masselos, President of TSLSC;  Mr Tim Murray, Waverley Council Staff; and TSLSC Building Committee Members - celebrated the start of the refurbishment and upgrade of the iconic surf club building in Tamarama.

The upgrade will provide:

  • Improved facilities for female members
  • Improved vantage points for beach surveillance during patrols
  • Additional storage space for rescue equipment
  • Improved areas for education and training activities such as First Aid courses
  • Offer broader use by community groups and members of the public
  • Addresses acoustic bleed to neighbouring properties
  • Improved environmental sustainability

Although not heritage listed, our principle strategy was to recognise and respond to the historical importance and local significance of club being a foundation surf club and one of the first in the world (est. 1906). The much-loved and recognisable façade of the surf club building will be retained and restored with new openings formed to take in views over the beach.


The refurbishment will provide for improved surf life saving operations and make the facility more accessible to a wider proportion of the community while simultaneously enhancing the interface between the Surf Club and the general public.


CHROFI looks forward to continuing our contribution with site services for the final stages of this exciting redevelopment.

Harbord Diggers Shortlisted in 3 Categories - AIA Awards
26.04.2021 Harbord Diggers Shortlisted in 3 Categories - AIA Awards

CHROFI is pleased to announce Harbord Diggers Club has been shortlisted alongside an excellent array of competition in this year's Australian Institute of Architecture Awards in three major categories - Public, Multiresidential, and Urban Design. 

NSW Winners will be announced at the Award Presentations on 2 July, 2021.

To view the full shortlist: NSW Architecture Awards 2021 shortlist revealed | ArchitectureAU

We're Hiring
30.11.2020 We're Hiring
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Architectural Designer: 5 year+
  • Medium to large scale project experience - minimum 3 years
  • Exceptional conceptual and spatial skills
  • Clear and confident verbal communication 
  • Strong 3D design skills to rapidly test design ideas
  • Strong visualisation skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Rhino or Sketchup, Revit or ArchiCAD, Twinmotion or Vray
Senior Architect: 10 - 15 year
  • Medium to large scale project experience - minimum 10 years
  • Exceptional conceptual and spatial skills
  • Clear and confident verbal communication
  • Strong design development and documentation skill with experience in leading teams
  • Unique all-rounder. Passion for both concept design as well as the technical detail
  • Adept at coordinating, synthesising, and managing consultant information
  • Knowledge of building regulation, project risk, safety in design and procurement
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Revit or ArchiCAD

Please email application to careers@chrofi.com.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the coming weeks.
26.02.2020 CHROFI and Mirvac come together to transform Channel 9 Site

Masterplanned by CHROFI with landscape by McGregor Coxall, the landmark 3.2 hectare Channel 9 site, previously owned by LEPC9, was officially acquired by Mirvac for approximately $249 million.

CHROFI is excited to announce we will be moving forward on this site with an architectural collaboration between CHROFI and Mirvac that will deliver the site into 460 residential dwellings and 6,000m2 of public space.

CHROFI is excited to start working with Mirvac on this important lower north shore site, designing premium residences within a collection of high-quality boutique buildings with generous open spaces and landscaping. Working with McGregor Coxall for landscape and Ethos Urban for planning, we look forward to this exciting next chapter.

AIA National Architecture Awards Honour Maitland Riverlink
08.11.2019 AIA National Architecture Awards Honour Maitland Riverlink

Closing a successful award season, CHROFI with McGregor Coxall humbly accepted the Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design last night at the 2019 National Architecture Awards in Brisbane. The project also achieved an award for Public Architecture. 

Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design

Award for Public Architecture

Australia by Design selects Lune de Sang
08.09.2019 Australia by Design selects Lune de Sang

Lune de Sang took the top place in Australia by Design, Channel 10 show.

Good fortune with so many great projects from colleagues around the country.

Well work a look, view the episode here. 

We’ve been working with Andy and Deirdre on this project for more than a decade. It’s a project that pulls people into its orbit.

Shout out to Lyle le Sueur and Cedar Creek Construction team, Karl Vikstrom and team on site, Doug Knox structural engineer, and Greg Dunk of Lo-Fi.

Big high five to Jerome Cateaux, Toby Breakspear and all from our office who have contributed to this.

And thanks to Brett Boardman who’s been photographing the project since the start.

Multiple Award Winner at NSW Architecture Awards
05.07.2019 Multiple Award Winner at NSW Architecture Awards

Maitland Riverlink, already a multi-award winning project, graciously accepted several wins at the NSW Architecture Awards on Friday night. The Riverlink won the NSW Architecture Medallion for exemplary project across all 12 awards categories; the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture; the Urban Design Award; and the Blacket Prize. Additionally, Mezzo won  Commendation for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing. 

Maitland Riverlink Wins INDE 2019 Award
24.06.2019 Maitland Riverlink Wins INDE 2019 Award

Big news over the weekend! We are thrilled to announce CHROFI and McGregor Coxell's Maitland Riverlink has taken the win in the 2019 INDE Awards. 

CHROFI and NBRS ARCHITECTURE win Sutherland Entertainment Centre refurbishment
06.05.2019 CHROFI and NBRS ARCHITECTURE win Sutherland Entertainment Centre refurbishment

CHROFI and NBRS ARCHITECTURE are delighted to have been appointed to refurbish the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. We are looking forward to partnering with Sutherland Shire Council and the broader community to create a fantastic performing arts and cultural venue. Watch this space!

Maitland Riverlink wins 3 awards at Newcastle AIA Awards
22.03.2019 Maitland Riverlink wins 3 awards at Newcastle AIA Awards

Maitland Riverlink has scooped the pool overnight with wins for Public Architecture, Urban Design and the coveted Jury Prize for overall best project. NSW awards here we come!

Masterplan for Channel 9 site approved by Independent Planning Commission
05.02.2019 Masterplan for Channel 9 site approved by Independent Planning Commission

We are proud and excited to announce the masterplan for the Channel 9 site has been approved. Looking forward to the next steps on this great project with our client and Ethos Urban.

Maitland Riverlink front and centre in special issue on regional architecture
04.02.2019 Maitland Riverlink front and centre in special issue on regional architecture

Very proud to see the Riverlink take out the cover of this months Architecture Australia, putting the spotlight on great architecture in regional Australia. Hitting the stands soon!

CHROFI Wins at World Architecture Festival
30.11.2018 CHROFI Wins at World Architecture Festival

Big news from Amsterdam! Thrilled to have just been announced the winner of the Civic and Community category at World Architecture Festival 2018 for our Maitland Riverlink project. For more details on the project click here.

CHROFI to join foces with Waverley City Council to deliver additional program within Bondi seawall
16.11.2018 CHROFI to join foces with Waverley City Council to deliver additional program within Bondi seawall

We are very pleased to be working with Waverley Council on some tactical insertions into the iconic Bondi seawall. The insertions will exploit the unique stepped section of the beachfront to deliver much needed program whilst respecting the unique qualities that make Bondi Bondi. Not a bad site visit either...

Channel 9 Site Masterplan recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment
05.11.2018 Channel 9 Site Masterplan recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment

CHROFI are so happy to have our Channel 9 site masterplan in Willoughby recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Excited for the next steps for this impressive project with a great team.

South Sydney Hospital Site wins Australian Urban Design Award
26.10.2018 South Sydney Hospital Site wins Australian Urban Design Award

Congratulations to the whole South Sydney Hospital Site team for a win in the Built Projects – Local and Neighbourhood Scale category at last night's Australian Urban Design Awards!

NSW government hands over $5.4 million grant to deliver Birubi beach tourism interchange
24.10.2018 NSW government hands over $5.4 million grant to deliver Birubi beach tourism interchange

The Gan Gan Road site at Anna Bay is a “game-changer” for the town, Port Stephens mayor Ryan Palmer said. 

“This tourism interchange will be carefully designed to alleviate these issues. It will become the gateway for visitors to enjoy the Worimi Conservation Lands however they choose — four-wheel drive, quad bike, horse or camel ride, surfing, fishing, or just a stroll on the beach."

Watch this space!

Maitland Riverlink wins prestigious Blueprint Award
18.10.2018 Maitland Riverlink wins prestigious Blueprint Award

Maitland Riverlink has taken out the 2018 Blueprint Award for Best Public Project with Public Funding in a tight field of exceptional international projects. The jury was similarly heavy-hitting, featuring David Adjaye, Amanda Levete, Ben van Berkel and Daniel Libeskind among others. Our colleague Susanne was on hand in London to receive the award. A deserving win for a great project with a great team.

Minister Roberts officially launches the Gosford Urban Design Framework
12.10.2018 Minister Roberts officially launches the Gosford Urban Design Framework

A collaborative effort between GANSW, CHROFI, Tyrrell Studio and Hill PDA. Congratulations team!

New Harbord Diggers takes out The Urban Developer Award in the Mixed Use category
25.09.2018 New Harbord Diggers takes out The Urban Developer Award in the Mixed Use category

Fantastic to hear that the new Harbord Diggers has taken out Development of the Year in the mixed use category at this years Urban Developer Awards. Just rewards to a great team Architectus,  JMD Design, Cerno, Ganellen and our wonderful clients Mounties Group!

25.05.2018 Harbord Diggers Stage 1 Nearing Completion

We are very excited to see Stage 1 of the Harbord Diggers Redevelopment so close to completion now, with residents moving in in the coming weeks before the club's grand unveiling on June 30th.

Maitland Riverlink Now Complete
21.04.2018 Maitland Riverlink Now Complete

It’s been a big week for the Maitland Riverlink which was opened officially on Thursday night by minister Scott McDonald and currently features on #architectureau

GO!SFORD
10.04.2018 GO!SFORD

CHROFI are proud to see our urban strategy work on Gosford announced yesterday by the Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts and Lee Shearer the Co-ordinator General for the Central Coast. This collaboration with GANSW, TYRRELLSTUDIO and HillPDA is an exciting implementation framework to catalyse renewal for this regional city. 

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