Our special facilities projects have focused on cultural infrastructure, with museum and visitor centre projects in regional centres such as Atherton, Innisfail and Kingaroy, and as far south as Tasmania.
Our integrated living place designs, which focus around the concept of the ecovillage, incorporate a range of special facilities for work, live and play. At Caral Ecovillage at Toogoom, these facilities include a community school, shop-top studios, a health and recreation complex and a village hall.
JMLA have developed many innovative play and recreation facilities in the last ten years, some tailored to the specific requirements of users, such as people with disabilities, the elderly, and the very young. Customised and crafted play areas have been built for schools and parks.
A model for environmentally sustainable campus planning was developed in the 1990s at Sunshine Coast University College. JMLA created a system of ponds and swales that harvest all site water and infiltrate it to new landscapes.
Collaborative design with students and teachers in primary schools and kindergartens have led to new retrofitted spaces on many campuses. The low budget constraints of the schools have led JMLA to design in innovative and economic ways, fast tracking processes and finding low cost resources and materials.
We have designed marinas, boardwalks and harbour precincts throughout Australia. In Queensland projects include piers in Harvey Bay, Redcliffe Pier, Urangan Wharf and planning two harbours in Cleveland.