AE Smith project wins at 2015 Victoria Architecture Awards

AE Smith’s trigeneration and energy service expertise wins for energy-efficient concepts

7 Jul 2015


Recently, AE Smith’s significant construction project at the Green Chemical Futures building at Monash University, Victoria, was announced as a winner at the 2015 Victoria State Architecture Awards.

The five star, Green star Green Chemical Futures building at Monash University, designed by Lyons Architecture, was one of the winning projects with high sustainability achievements. The hub will be used for research and training to develop a “green workforce” in the chemistry sector.

AE Smith contributed to this outstanding achievement by delivering a 16-metre, 10-tonne giant prefabricated module for the Green Chemical Futures (GCF) building. The $80 million, 9,500 square metre GCF multi-level facility challenged the Victoria Construction AE Smith team in considering how to stack multiple and small prefabricated modules together to achieve multi-storey heights.

With 197 entries in the Victorian Awards, the jury for the Victorian Chapter said the entrants “focused on key design elements and sustainable practices that will enhance and cement the longevity of a building and its versatility in future use.”

Victorian Chapter President Peter Malatt said:

“The Victorian Chapter is thrilled by the quality of entrants in the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards. The winning practices have showcased beautiful, user-centric and sustainable design worth recognising not just for the aesthetic, but also for the vital role they play in our State’s wellbeing and development.”

Well done to the AE Smith Victorian team for their hard work and commitment in safely delivering the Green Chemical Futures building project for our client.