FMSA designed social housing for Unison Housing shortlisted for two UDIA Awards for Excellence

We’re excited to announce that our social and affordable housing development in Fairfield, Vic on Wurundjeri Country has been shortlisted as a finalist in the UDIA Victoria 2021 Awards for Excellence, within the Urban Renewal category and the Affordable Development categories. 

The Unison Housing Fairfield project saw a heritage 22-bedroom rooming house entirely revamped and a new apartment complex built on site to provide a total of 38 modern self-contained homes for women in need in Melbourne’s inner north. 

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AIA Sustainable Architecture Award commendation for PICAC Narre Warren

FMSA’s commitment to sustainability was reinforced with the recent recognition of the PICAC Narre Warren by the Victorian AIA Chapter Awards Jury. The project received a Commendation in the Victorian Chapter Sustainable Architecture Award announced in June 2021.

Jury Citation | Sustainable Architecture Award Commendation

Victoria’s first net zero energy education and research facility, PICAC Narre Warren is a climate action centre accommodating training for plumbers and research and certification of emerging plumbing technologies. The project served as a test bed for an innovative new hybrid screw pile/geothermal bore system reducing heating and cooling energy consumption. PICAC not only deploys sustainable building systems operationally but reveals them throughout the building, benefiting learners and showcasing them to industry, accelerating the adoption of these systems.

Dr Ben Milbourne | Jury Chair
Mark O’Dwyer | Juror
Elizabeth Campbell | Juror

PICAC Narre Warren shortlisted for AIA Vic Chapter Awards

PICAC Narre Warren has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award at this years Victorian Chapter Australian Institute of Architects Awards.

Congratulations to the FMSA team led by Peter Sandow and James Kazalac on pushing the boundaries towards Net Zero Energy.

Designed for Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre in collaboration with consultants NDY Group and builders Hutchinson Builders.

Winners will be announced 18 June. Congratulations to all of the practices shortlisted.

learn more about the project here, and watch our presentation to the jury here.

Awards: Eastern Hub recognised at the MBAV Regional Awards South West

Congratulations to Rendine Constructions on winning the Excellence in construction of Commercial Buildings over $6 million and Regional Commercial Builder of the Year at the 2017 Regional Building Awards – South West for our project the Eastern Hub.

We are proud to have been involved in this special community project and to work collaboratively with a fantastic builder to realise our vision for the Eastern Hub. 

Congratulations to the Rendine team on receiving the recognition for your excellent work.

Fairhaven Residence wins at the Master Builders Australia awards

We are thrilled to share that our project the Fairhaven Residence won the 2016 Best Project Home $500,000 – $1 million category at the Master Builders Australia National Awards.

Following wins in the same category at the regional and Victoria State awards, the project builders Larkin and Drought Builders took out the national award at the presentation dinner held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra.

Congratulations to our fantastic builders Larkin and Drought Builders on their win and beautiful work on the project.


FMSA projects win at 2016 MBAV Regional Building Awards

We are happy to share that two of our recently completed projects received awards at the 2016 Master Builders Association Victoria Regional Building Awards.

The Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Regional Building Awards showcases the outstanding craftsmanship and professional standards of Association members and demonstrates the commitment to building excellence in the residential and commercial sectors throughout Regional Victoria.

The DELWP Gellibrand Office and Depot won the Commercial Buildings $3-6 million category, recognising the excellent contribution to the success of the project by builders Rendine Constructions.

The Fairhaven Residence won awards in 2 categories – Best Sustainable Home, and Best Custom Home $800,000 – $1 million honouring the great work by builders Larkin and Drought Builders.

It is a great result for both the design team to see their work delivered to a high standard. Congratulations to both Rendine Constructions and Larkin and Drought Builders on their wins.