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Greg Paterson

Greg Paterson

Director

“As our society evolves, we are now in a very exciting period of change that will see changes in buildings and life patterns leading to new methods of construction and built form outcomes. I look forward to this challenge.”

Greg believes built form must engage the spirit, senses and emotions of those the building serves. For him, the art of good design lies in understanding humans and their needs so the design solution enables a better life. These mind wide open approaches led him to found Paterson Architects in 1986, where the testimony of his powerful beliefs is todays’ thriving practice.

Originally drawn to architecture by his fascination in transferring a written brief into a living, breathing 3-dimensional object, Greg’s unique perspective led to an appreciation of what it takes to create successful commercial, common-space and residential design. Now, after over 30 years, his ongoing interest, excitement and involvement within the industry is motivated by the successful resolution of projects resulting in an aesthetically pleasing built form. It’s why PA designed buildings don’t just aim to be aesthetically engaging, functional, and fit for purpose with a high level of resolution of construction detail, they must also seek to be a living sculpture that evokes emotions in their users.

Greg is energised by the collective enthusiasm of his team, immersing himself in every facet of the business and design process.

Project Disciplines

Commercial

22 Stirling Highway

22 Stirling Highway

A comprehensive upgrade of a 3000m² commercial building, including a full-floor client fit-out, the refurbishment of 22 Stirling Highway presented the opportunity to breathe new life into 1970s commercial building.

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI) provides office facilities to start-up companies to generate creative new business ideas. The energy and dynamism of these start-ups require a modern workplace. Additionally, offices for the client, Bass Group, were required.

This 13 floor fit-out for the Department of the Attorney-General (DotAG) was a joint venture between PGA and IA Group.

The Client’s vision was to develop quality office spaces, complete with amenities, tea preparation facilities, finished open plan office space complete with all wall linings, painting and floor coverings. End-of-trip common facilities were also provided for the benefit of future tenants and their employees.

One of the premier waterfront redevelopment sites in Mandurah, Paterson Architects were engaged by the then owners of the site to undertake a feasibility study to determine the optimum best use of the site. The purpose of the study was to enable the sale of the site for others to realise the sites potential.

The development brief addressed the shortage of commercial space in the centre of Newman on an 11,000m2 area. The proposals scheme was to utilise the space to develop the existing community, with the intention to produce a quality development that contributes positively to the town centre and respond positively to the challenges of the site, seen as a gateway to the town.

Richardson Street Offices

Richardson Street, West Perth

3,000m² Office.

The Atrium

168-170 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Office refurbishment.

Education

The design of the new Year 7 teaching block was conceptualised around a ‘learning courtyard’ which facilitates learning beyond the classroom. In order to create a sustainable and long-standing school building the spaces needed to be flexible and open-ended, to respond to the changing needs of the learning environment.

Paterson Architects was engaged by Salvado Catholic College (SCC) and Catholic Education WA Ltd (CEWA) to assist with the ongoing development of a masterplan for the SCC site; a task commencing in 2013 with the development of the proposed college on a greenfield site incorporating the initial stage of primary school facilities and teaching spaces for Kindergarten to Year 2.

Health and Aged Care

Working closely with Aged Care provider, CraigCare, and Jaxon construction, we undertook the design of a 15-storey residential development accommodating a152 bed aged care facility (ACF) and 59 Independent Living Units (ILU’S).

Hospitality

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Denham

Observation City Hotel

Law and Order

This project, the provision of a pre-release centre for women, established new standards of service and treatment for women in custody.

The successful joint venture between Paterson Architects and Cox Architecture delivered the $40 million Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex. PA assisted with Design Development and Documentation and undertook all Contract Administration as Site Architect.

Hakea Prison Kitchen Refurbishment

48 bed demountable cell block.

Karnet Prison Farm Visits Centre

48 bed self-care accomodation building.

Wooroloo Prison Farm

Master Planning, vocational workshops, cell refurbishment, new reception, Health Centre, recreation rooms and covered playing area.

Mixed Use

West Perth Special Control Area.

Paterson Architects was engaged by two landowners and through liaison with a third landowner, to assist with the creation of a Special Control Area as part of the City of Perth Planning Scheme.

Comprising 42 one and two-bed apartments and ground floor commercial tenancies, PA was commissioned to maximise the development potential of the site. The City awarded “Design Excellence”, which allowed for density and height bonuses; the development was approved at 6 storeys in an area zoned for 4 storeys.

This development comprises 25 one and two-bed apartments and more than 700m² commercial floor space over 7 storeys, all on an 830m² site on the edge of the CBD. The design was awarded “Design Excellence” by the City which allowed for density and height bonuses; the development was approved at 7 storeys in an area zoned for only 4 storeys.

One of the premier waterfront redevelopment sites in Mandurah, Paterson Architects were engaged by the then owners of the site to undertake a feasibility study to determine the optimum best use of the site. The purpose of the study was to enable the sale of the site for others to realise the sites potential.

Located opposite Coal Dam Park and within walking distance of the Midland train station, town centre and the historic Midland Workshops, our brief was to design a mixed use/residential complex.

The development brief addressed the shortage of commercial space in the centre of Newman on an 11,000m2 area. The proposals scheme was to utilise the space to develop the existing community, with the intention to produce a quality development that contributes positively to the town centre and respond positively to the challenges of the site, seen as a gateway to the town.

Recreation / Community

The Canning River Eco-Education Centre developed from a State Government initiative to foster environmental awareness within the Canning River Regional Park, demonstrating a sustainable environmental path for the future.

The Council vision was to create a facility to cater for hockey needs within the City of Joondalup and the Warwick Hockey Club. Complete with one synthetic and two grass fields, the sports pavilion is positioned to maximise outlook over the playing fields, and proximity to the main pitch.

The existing Stadium is surrounded by a protected Bush Forever zone. As such, locating the large floor area required as part of the extension was a challenge. In the end a well-considered design addressing the corner of Warwick and Wanneroo Roads created a new focal point and identity for Warwick Stadium.

The design of the complex has transformed the existing centre. With new works fronting the major approaches to the centre from Burrendah Boulevard, the centre has emerged with a renewed and invigorated presence.

Northam Recreation Centre

Residential / Multi Residential

Overlooking the Applecross foreshore, with panoramic views to the city, and with a landscaped street view the residence was designed to full advantage of both river and street frontages.

On the edge of the Swan River, the site provides a canvas for a residence that engages with its unique setting. From within, you are immersed in the natural setting and oblivious to the adjoining houses. Material selections of natural stone, timber, glass and soft colours reinforce the natural setting.

Working closely with Aged Care provider, CraigCare, and Jaxon construction, we undertook the design of a 15-storey residential development accommodating a152 bed aged care facility (ACF) and 59 Independent Living Units (ILU’S).

One of the premier waterfront redevelopment sites in Mandurah, Paterson Architects were engaged by the then owners of the site to undertake a feasibility study to determine the optimum best use of the site. The purpose of the study was to enable the sale of the site for others to realise the sites potential.

With the land tile extending into the estuary, we were commissioned to design a waterfront development comprising of 8 apartments, two per floor to each side of a central hallway, all built directly above communal facilities for all residents, and undercover parking with river access for the enjoyment of the residents. It was envisaged that this would provide the opportunity for varying water activities, with canoes /wave skis or the like stored in the undercover parking area. The development received development approval from the City of Mandurah.

With the land tile extending into the estuary, we were commissioned to design a luxury waterfront development with undercover parking and communal facilities on the ground floor, with 300m2 single level apartments over the next four levels.

Located in Halls Head, Mandurah, and with uninterrupted northern ocean views, we were commissioned to design a four-level complex with one unit/floor. To maximise the potential of the site and minimise development costs, secure on-grade parking for all apartments was placed at the rear of the site. Development Approval was obtained from the City of Mandurah.

Located opposite Coal Dam Park and within walking distance of the Midland train station, town centre and the historic Midland Workshops, our brief was to design a mixed use/residential complex.

Cottesloe Residence

Retail

One of the premier waterfront redevelopment sites in Mandurah, Paterson Architects were engaged by the then owners of the site to undertake a feasibility study to determine the optimum best use of the site. The purpose of the study was to enable the sale of the site for others to realise the sites potential.

The development brief addressed the shortage of commercial space in the centre of Newman on an 11,000m2 area. The proposals scheme was to utilise the space to develop the existing community, with the intention to produce a quality development that contributes positively to the town centre and respond positively to the challenges of the site, seen as a gateway to the town.

The concept of this development was to provide a neighbourhood shopping centre which encourages and promotes social integration, and functions as an integral part of the social fabric of the local community. To reinforce this philosophy, a user friendly environment has been created by the integration of traditional roof forms consisting of high pitched roofs, verandahs and the adoption of passive environmental design principles.

Spring Lake Village

Springfield (Qld)

Our Client’s vision was to create a series of commercial and retail tenancy spaces on land adjacent to one of Springfield’s many lakes, close to the entry point of the suburb. Located at the base of a steeply graded embankment, the centre’s design responded to the corner aspect of the site and the linear nature of the property.

Spring Lake Metro

Springfield (Qld)

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