Special Facilities, Planning and Design

Museums, Art Galleries and Visitor Centres

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.

Playgrounds and Playspaces

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.

Campus and School Planning Design

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.

Ports, Wharves and Marina Facilities

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.

Museums, Art Galleries and Visitor Centres

  • The Kingaroy Visitor Centre, Museum and Art Gallery Precinct, Kingaroy, Qld
  • The Hou Wang Museum and Art Gallery, Atherton, Qld
  • The Ulverstone History Museum, Central Coast, Tas
  • The Lismore Cultural Precinct, Lismore, NSW
  • Tinaroo Visitor Centre Plan, Qld
  • Tooradin Visitor Information Centre Plan, Vic
  • Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens - masterplan for garden entries and frontage, and park brochure design, Hervey Bay, Qld
  • Innisfail Visitor Centre and Interpretation, Innisfail, Qld

Playgrounds and Playspaces

  • Toddlers Accessible Regional Park, Yeo Park, Vic Point, Qld
  • Loganlea Neighbourhood Centre and Community Park, Qld
  • Young Children's Tactile Playground, Cleveland, Qld
  • Sculptural Play Space, Cleveland Main Street, Qld
  • Sculptural Play Area, Mooloolaba Foreshore, Qld
  • Universal Access Playspace, Hallorans Hill, Atherton, Qld

Campus and School Planning and Design

  • Sunshine Coast University College, Qld
  • C&K Kindergarten, West End, Qld
  • Aquinas College, Gold Coast, Qld
  • Good Council College, Innisfail, Qld
  • St Mary's Primary School, Dutton Park, Qld

Ports, Wharves and Marina Facilities

  • Dohles Rocks Boat Ramp and Esplanade, Qld
  • Tooradin Harbour Masterplan, Vic
  • Cleveland Town Harbour, Qld
  • Port Central, Brisbane, Ql
  • New Port Office, Brisbane, Qld
  • Tooradin Boardwalk and Harbour, Vic
  • Tooradin Harbour Masterplan, Tooradin, Vic
  • Pier Designs at Redcliffe, Scarborough and Urangan, Qld