Great to see KIRK’s CIP2 project for QUT in Brisbane featured in the latest edition of Architecture Australia (Jan/Feb 2017). Thanks to Michael Keniger for his considered review, Cameron Bruhn for his editorial input, and Peter Bennetts for his photography. We especially enjoy reading the Client quote at the end of the article from Greg Jenkins (Head of Studies, School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts, QUT Creative Industries Faculty):
From the minute we opened the doors this morning, it was clear we were on a winner. Smiles and goggle eyes everywhere. A pleasant hum of activity from the foyers forms a backdrop to my office. Dancers are warming up in the corridors and eating their lunch in the kitchens. Drama students are going to rehearsals, then discussing their work at the tables adjacent and even occupying meeting rooms. Musicians are running jam sessions. The building needs no user manual and, as I suspected, the students will lead the culture in the spaces.
We are delighted to welcome University of Sydney Phd Candidate Ivana Kuzmanovska to our Brisbane office. KIRK has partnered with the Usyd to investigate the contemporary concrete formwork industry as part of the Industrial Transformation Research Program funded by the Australian Research Council. The project is interested in the value and challenges of concrete as a construction material particularly in medium rise housing in Australia. Preliminary observations suggest that concrete forming practice is fraught with material and labour redundancy. The research project will analyse the successes and failures of concrete formwork methods in order to suggest ways of improving the material efficiency, embodied energy, buildability and construction timeline of concrete structures.
We are very pleased to welcome David Gowty to the KIRK team. David’s extensive international experience in hotels and residential work further enhances our ability to deliver projects across Australia and Asia.
KIRK are currently on the lookout for Architectural Graduates in our KL studio.
The successful applicants will have: – strong REVIT and documentation skills – a passion about the role that well-made buildings play in the communities and environments they intend to serve – the ability to work intuitively and independently – the skills, ability and confidence to liaise and meet with clients, sub-consultants and contractors.
Applications will be accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.