Contact Stuart Withrington - 0490 906 716 - stuart@lifedesign.net.au

William McCormack Place Stage 1 

When completed in 2004, this was the most energy efficient office building in the country being the first to achieve an ABGR 5 star rating. Key features include:

- Heat Recovery air-conditioning

- Low-e Double Glazing

- Careful orientation

- Large overhangs

- 2-stage sunshades

Completed whilst working for CA Architects, and in conjunction with COX Rayner (now COX Architecture)

William McCormack Place Stage 2 

The only regional building to achieve a triple 6 star rating under the Greenstar Office v2 rating scheme. Features include:

- 1 million litre thermal energy store

- Careful orientation to maximise daylight but minimise direct solar gain

- Low-e double glazing

- High internal air quality

- Solar responsive artificial lighting

- Ceiling fans used to reduce a/c usage

- External courtyard in lieu of internal entry foyer

- Communal meeting rooms with electronic booking system

Completed whilst working for CA Architects, and in conjunction with COX Rayner (now COX Architecture)

Withrington Residence, Wondecla 

This is my experimental project which I use to trial ideas without putting the burden on clients. We live off-grid with a composting toilet and rainwater collection. I've minimised embodied energy by reducing the enclosed footprint and using plywood to reduce framing requirements.

The whole house is designed to be able to be taken apart to allow non-destructive re-use and continual adaption.

Studio Residence, Kuranda

This is an off-grid sustainable dwelling custom designed for a couple.

The design minimises embodied energy by reducing built space. The design is carefully oriented to reduce summer heat gains whilst providing access to warming sun in the winter.