Red Earth Arts Precinct

Red Earth Arts Precinct

The Red Earth Arts Precinct project comprised of a 500 seat performing arts theatre, library, function rooms, gallery and external performing arts spaces. The building is located in the main town centre of Karratha, at the entry of a main arterial traffic and pedestrian route. It provides a gateway ‘beacon’, seen as a prominent element from most locations, both day and at night.

The form of the building had a primary objective to achieve a sense of place and belonging, and to provide a sense of excitement and anticipation of the activities within. The primary external cladding material utilises a prefinished metal sheet with a unique textured finish, a first for an Australian building. Internally the design reflects the dynamic nature of the external form, through its finishes and design form.

The Red Earth Arts Precinct has been inundated with awards including:

2018 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards  – 2018 Best Regional Project

2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – 2018 Kimberley – Pilbara Best Regional Project
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – Commercial Industrial Building over $15m
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – – Judges Innovation Award
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – – Innovative Use of Building Materials
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – – Excellence in Energy Efficiency
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – – Excellence in Ceilings
2018 Master Builders Awards for Kimberley-Pilbara – – Excellence in Innovative Cladding

National Anzac Centre

National Anzac Centre, Albany WA

The National Anzac Centre is an imposing contemporary landmark that sits atop Mt Clarence overlooking King George Sound, from where the first convoy carrying Anzac troops departed in 1914.

The impressive building features large galleries, curtain wall windows, exhibition spaces, outdoor observation areas and art interpretive systems all overlooking panoramic views of King George Sound.  The National Anzac Centre opened on 1 November 2014 to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the first Australian and New Zealand convoy’s departure from Albany to enter war in the middle-east and across the western front.

The National Anzac Centre was one of a handful of Australian attractions included on a list of 26 must-see new experiences as part of the Lonely Planet e-book New in Travel 2015 and has been named Australia’s number one museum by TripAdvisor users National Anzac Centre TripAdvisor.

The National Anzac Centre a received a design Commendation for Public Architecture from the Australia Institute of Architects, WA Chapter and Master Builders of Western Australia Award for Best Regional Project Great Southern (BGC Construction).



Roy Hill Operations Centre

Roy Hill Operations Centre & Administration Offices

Peter Hunt Architect were engaged to design the 6,900m² Control Centre and Headquarters for building for Roy Hill.  The facility includes offices for 342 personnel, control suite for 71 personnel, shared amenities, 100 car basement parking and 242 car bays located within the Perth International Airport Precinct. Operators within the Control Room will remotely operate mine production activities and rail movements to shipping destinations.

We worked closely with Specialist Engineering Consultants, Human Factors Engineers, Security and IT specialists in the brief finalisation and schematic design phases to ensure that best practice ESD, ergonomics, Client Fit-out and IT integration was captured seamlessly in the design outcome.


Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Offices and Remote Operations Centre

Creation of the new Rio Tinto Remote Operations Centre and Office Complex within the Perth Airport business complex.

The Operations Centre consists of a highly sophisticated data and remote control centre with support offices of 3,500m² nett lettable area utilising the latest technology for energy and lighting efficiencies. The office complex is designed to be 5 Green Star Rated.

This project received the MBA Construction Award.

Bunbury Civic Buildings

A new 3,300m², three-storey modern and functional administration office building for the City of Bunbury, which merged an existing administration building with the new to create an integrated state of the art administration and civic facility. The design utilised of technologically advanced computer cabling, energy fittings and security systems, along with maximising natural light into the building and the outlook over Heritage Park. Designed to achieve a 4 Green Star Rating.

This project received the MBA Construction Award.



Ear Science

Ear Science Institute

The new corporate headquarters for the Ear Science Institute incorporates head offices, laboratory, medical consulting suites and a day surgery. The project also included the refurbishment of the St Joseph’s Presbytery located on the same site.

Peter Hunt Architect was commissioned to provide a concept design, feasibility study and full service to redevelop the existing church-owned property into a new medical facility for the Ear Science Institute Australia (‘ESIA’) whilst incorporating alterations, additions and restoration of the existing adjacent Presbytery.  The new ESIA facility provides accommodation for 2 day surgeries, medical research facilities, administrative offices, medical suites, new audiology booths, boardroom and meeting rooms, 60 car-basement parking with underground link to existing restored Presbytery.


Council House

Council House Refurbishment

This highly complex project involved complete stripping, recladding and refurbishment of the 1960s heritage-listed building which accommodated Council Chambers, civic reception areas and the offices of the Perth City Council. The project also included a new underground car park for 95 cars, with the heritage-listed Stirling Gardens expanded over the car park and provision of new, appealing office suites for Triple A private tenancies. Additional floor space was created and new mayoral suites included.

This project received the Australian Institute of Architects Recycled Award and the WA Property Council Award.