Architect Dave Bennett and his team are celebrating 25 years of creating beautifully considered, sustainable, award-winning work throughout Australia. Previously Bennett Design, Bennett Architecture is a Darwin based company which now exports services nationally with smaller offices in Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne and Northern NSW.
Starting an architectural company in Darwin has had many enabling features, one being a breathtaking width of project experience. It has given us the experience, then capability and confidence to step further from a conservative, standard approach.
How lucky we are to travel the Territory and Australia wide, designing different projects in all types of environments and typologies. “The breadth of our work always amazes me,” says Mr Bennett. “We are known to be innovative but also seen as a safe pair of hands.”
Our clients have entrusted us with interesting projects currently including Territory Youth Justice Centres, redevelopment at RAAF Base Tindal and national facilities for Haulmark among others.
In the emerging agricultural sector, we created an industrial sized aquaponics glasshouse based on emerging technology at the University of Sydney and this sector has been growing rapidly. Since that project, we have delivered another in China and now have several projects developing facilities to grow medicinal marijuana, some of which are very large agricultural projects. Dave and his team are looking forward to the interesting projects and challenges in the coming year.
BRIEF DEVELOPMENT - MASTER PLANNING
STAKEHOLDER & COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
SKETCH & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS & WALK THROUGH ANIMATIONS
PLANNING - DOCUMENTATION
Bennett Architecture has extensive experience in delivering projects across a range of public and private sectors.
Since our establishment in 1994, our team has produced over two thousand five hundred successful projects across five states, varying from residential extensions to large commercial buildings and industrial facilities which are both practical and sustainable.
Bennett Architecture is currently working on a number of diverse projects across Australia.
RAAF BASE TINDAL STAGE 6, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Part of a larger upgrade, the $870 million upgrade includes a building program to prepare for fighters and tanker transport. The runway upgrade will accept larger U.S military aircraft and supply transport as well as a new air movement terminal, new aircraft apron, new fuel farm and associated infrastructure works.
YOUTH JUSTICE CENTRES, DARWIN & ALICE SPRINGS
The new facilities will be progressive and the government said they will have a focus on “culture and connectedness to family and community” with the aim of “breaking the cycle of crime”. The new facility in Darwin will feature secure, cottage-style accommodation for thirty young people and is expected to be built by July 2020 with a similar facility also being concurrently planned for Alice Springs.
ROOM TO BREATHE PROGRAM, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Bennett Architecture is facilitating the ‘Room To Breathe’ program. Housing in remote communities are receiving upgrades to living spaces and infrastructure of existing homes based on engagement meetings with residents.
HAULMARK TRAILER FACILITY, QUEENSLAND
The new facility will support both defence and commercial customers with new trailers being manufactured from scratch while a ‘whole of life’ repair and maintenance service will also be available. (Adelaide facility shown below)
CANNATREK MEDICINAL FACILITY, VICTORIA
The project, scheduled to be in production by 2020, is the largest medicinal cannabis greenhouse project of its kind in Australia to date and plans to invest over $30 million during phase one and employ over two hundred people within five years.
Our staff have been with our company for many years and they have learnt and developed skills and systems through continuous operations. They have various levels of skill and experience consisting of directors, architects, interior designers, design technicians, management and administrators.
We offer a high level of service, capability, and value for money that will impress and as a result, has allowed Bennett Architecture to participate in a diverse array of projects around Australia and internationally in Urban, rural and remote locations.