Managing Director Phil Gardiner attributes Irwinconsult’s longevity to an unshakable commitment to design excellence and a willingness to tackle a wide range of projects.“We have hung on to the principles of our founders from 65 years ago. We appreciate great design and projects, great architecture, and we aim to contribute and support these.“We see great project outcomes for clients and good clever engineering as the measure of our success, and business success seems to follow,” he says.
Recent projects, such as the Parliament of Victoria’s Members’ Annexe and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, illustrate the company’s ethos of always taking on new challenges and coming up with innovative design solutions.
For the Members’ Annexe at Parliament House, Irwinconsult provided structural, civil, building services, environmentally sustainable design and waste-engineering services for the new $40-million two-storey office building.
“We are most proud of this development due to the complexity of the design and the challenges set out by the government to make the extension as low profile as possible.
“Cooling and heating is provided by a unique geo-exchange system comprising a network of 100-metre-deep boreholes, which allows all equipment to be concealed within the building shell,” says Phil.