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Archizen Architects

designing the care built environment

designing the care built environment

designing the care built environment designing the care built environment

Featured CARE projects

CONVERSION OF A LANDMARK HERITAGE RECEPTION CENTRE INTO A 120 PLACEMENT CHILDCARE CENTRE By Archizen

CONVERSION OF A LANDMARK HERITAGE COMMUNITY RECEPTION CENTRE INTO A 120 PLACEMENT CHILDCARE CENTRE

Engaged to complete both the architectural design and construction drawings this DA approved childcare centre is the ultimate in eco sustainable design. Adapting this existing landmark heritage community building into a 120 placement childcare centre over three levels, catering for 0-6 year olds required a change of use.  The site is located within a R2 low density residential zone.


Mandalay is a large two storey Arts and Crafts style residence built in 1916 on spacious grounds and mature landscape setting. It was used until recently as a function and reception centre but has been unoccupied for some time. Archizen Architects design to this existing heritage building maintains many of the original Tudor heritage features while the new modern addition incorporates contemporary materials and finishes..


A concept sketch of the proposed childcare centre design was presented to Lane Cove Council during a Pre-DA meeting and their positive comments were: that it was a viable adaptive reuse as a child care centre and there was potential to retain the integrity and character of the setting and the significant landscape - it is appropriate for the extension to be a creative and modern design.


This childcare centre opened in 2017 and is run by Bliss Early Learning Centre. Lane Cove Council.

NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE LOCATED IN A HERITAGE CONSERVATION AREA -designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE LOCATED IN A HERITAGE CONSERVATION AREA

This child care centre is located on the perimeter of the Chatswood commercial centre, the site was within the North Chatswood Heritage Conservation Area. Positioned on a corner site, adjacent to a heritage-listed Federation era residence, the design for this 59-place long day care child care centre both sensitively addresses its heritage neighbour while investigating modern contemporary stimulating forms and finishes appropriate for exploring young minds that will occupy this new childcare centre.  This centre is currently run by Chatswood Early Learning Centre. Willoughby Council

NEW FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON SMALL SITE - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON SMALL SITE

Responding to the residential scale and neighbouring streetscape this DA approved new purpose designed childcare centre accommodates 45 children on a very small site in the western suburbs of Lurnea. With clever design, knowledge of both the local Council codes and National Quality Standard Regulations the placement numbers were able to be maximised on this very small tight site. The site is zoned R3 medium density residential and consideration was allowed for as the site was located in the general vicinity of a heritage listed dwelling. This centre opened on 1st October 2018 and is family owned and operated Step by Step Preschool and Long Day Care Centre.  Liverpool Council

NEW PURPOSE BUILT CHILDCARE CENTRE - a collaboration with Archizen  Architects/MDA Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE BUILT CHILDCARE CENTRE

Responding to residential scale and streetscape of the surrounding Bexley neighbourhood, this childcare centre design utilised the compact sloping nature of the site to explore spatial and sustainability opportunities while maximising accomodation numbers.  Infants, toddlers and preschoolers 0-6 were accommodated in this 45-place centre. This was a unique collaboration project with Archizen and MDA. This centre has since been enlarged to accomodate more children. This centre is operated by Turtletot Childcare. Rockdale Council.

NEW LARGE SINGLE STOREY OSHC & CHILDCARE CENTRE - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW SINGLE STOREY OSHC & CHILDCARE CENTRE

A purpose designed new single storey 30 placement OSHC centre (Outside School Hours Care) and adjoining 48 placement childcare centre. Located on a large corner site. The basement parking is for 21 cars and designed to allow adequate manoeuvring and forward entry/exit and maximum placements. This DA approved Centre is to begin construction in Dapto NSW shortly. Wollongong Council 

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED 2 STOREY FAMILY OWNED CHILDCARE CENTRE - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED 2 STOREY FAMILY OWNED CHILDCARE CENTRE

 DA approved new purpose designed childcare centre catering for approx 38 children (0-6 years) over 2 storeys that fits well into the streetscape - the corner site location is zoned R2 low density residential. Construction is to begin shortly for a owner operated centre in Kingsgrove - Little Creators Early Learning Centre and Pre-school. Rockdale Council 

NEW CONTEMPORARY PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW CONTEMPORARY PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE

DA approved new purpose designed 38 place childcare centre with basement parking on a corner site zoned R2 low density residential in Caringbah. A Concept Sketch of the proposed childcare centre design was presented to Sutherland Shire Council during a Pre-DA meeting and their comments were: "The proposal demonstrates a sensible layout. The incorporation of a basement is a good strategy on this confined site. In general, the size, location and double frontage of the site make it suitable for a childcare centre. The preliminary layout is also reasonable in terms of scale, orientation, vehicular access and basement layout. The proposed childcare centre's layout and design appropriately considers the potential impact to adjoining properties" Sutherland Shire Council

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE & FIRST FLOOR RESIDENCE - design by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE & FIRST FLOOR RESIDENCE

DA approved new purpose designed childcare centre accommodated 40 children with a new residence above on a new greenfields subdivision site located amongst lots of young families in Middleton Grange. The site is zoned R1 general residential. Liverpool Council 

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CORNER BLOCK CHILDCARE CENTRE - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CORNER BLOCK CHILDCARE CENTRE

DA approved new purpose designed 40 place childcare centre located on a corner block. The site is zoned R2 low density residential. A Concept Sketch of the proposed childcare centre design was presented to Hurstville Council during a Pre-DA meeting and Hurstville Council's Pre DA meeting comments were: "What is proposed is a good quality functional design for a child care centre. The age groups and ratios of children also indicate a knowledge of the National Quality Standard and Regulations." Hurstville Council (Georges River Council) 

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE WITH 50% MORE PLACEMENTS -design by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE

This DA approved centre responded to our Clients childcare centre brief, on a large suburban lot in Penshurst, Archizen Architects designed a 60 place preschool childcare centre, for 0-6 years olds. After a successful Land and Environment Court Application and clever architectural design, numbers were increased from 40 to 60 places, well beyond the allowable numbers under the current codes. 


A concept sketch of the proposed childcare centre was presented to Hurstville Council and Hurstville Council provided the following Pre DA meeting comments: "The design of this purpose built Child Care Centre is excellent and demonstrates a clear understanding of the relationship between the physical environment and the operational requirements needed for compliance with the National Quality Standard and Regulations for Early Childhood Education and Care Services."  Hurstville Council (Georges River Council) 

NEW MODERN VETERINARY SUPER CLINIC + ANIMAL HOSPITAL - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW MODERN VETERINARY SUPER CLINIC + ANIMAL HOSPITAL

This large purpose designed new veterinary super clinic + animal hospital was designed for efficiencies, function, form, staff utilisation, traffic flow, space, light, durability, sustainability and 24/7 pet comfort and enjoyment while in care. This modern animal care facility design also gives consideration to important issues such as acoustics, odour and cleanliness.


This unique 24/7 veterinary super clinic includes natural materials such as timber columns, timber ceilings/beams, timber entry structure and to reduce the amount of concrete used, low cost easy to build stone gabion in galvanised mesh cages was used on the building and fences - high ceilings create a sense of space while floor to ceiling glass windows help capture an abundance of natural light and add to the modern look and feel of the hospital. This low maintenance pet care facility includes the following: 

  • specialist veterinary rooms
  • director's and administration offices
  • large multipurpose reception area with dedicated entries to allow for easy traffic flow 
  • separate dog and cat waiting areas and a generous area for retail sales
  • puppy preschool and kitty kindy areas
  • separate dog and cat boarding kennel facilities designed with outdoor exercise yards with runs 
  • separate food preparation rooms
  • pet grooming salon with hydro bath facilities
  • flexi multipurpose treatment rooms for non sterile procedures such as dental work under general anaesthesia
  • surgery suites/operating theatres with separate preparation rooms
  • separate dog and cat hospital recovery wards
  • separate radiology and imaging rooms
  • pathology laboratory 
  • animal isolation room for contagious pets
  • pet consulting rooms and grieving room 
  • small flexi spaces for workshops and staff training
  • ample parking

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED BOARDING KENNELS - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED BOARDING KENNELS

Purpose designed boarding kennels for 60 dogs and a cattery for 25 cats. The facility also includes a pet grooming area, outdoor exercise areas, ample car parking and future expansion possibilities.

UNIQUE PURPOSE DESIGNED VETERINARY CLINIC - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

UNIQUE PURPOSE DESIGNED VETERINARY CLINIC

Planning Approved Veterinary Clinic located in Melbourne. This unique clinic includes 3 consultations rooms, a grieving room with private exit,  inviting reception and waiting areas, retail product display walls, laboratory, x-ray and surgery rooms with provision for dog grooming facilities. 

NEW SMALL ECO SUSTAINABLE VETERINARY CLINIC - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW SMALL ECO SUSTAINABLE VETERINARY CLINIC

This small purpose designed veterinary clinic was also designed for efficiencies, function, form, staff utilisation, traffic flow, space, light, durability, sustainability and pet comfort and enjoyment while in care. This eco friendly care facility design also gives consideration to important issues such as acoustics, odour and cleanliness.


This small veterinary clinic includes timber, glass and corrugated iron cladding to suit its surroundings. High ceilings create a sense of space while floor to ceiling glass windows help capture an abundance of natural light and add to the contemporary look and feel of the clinic. This low maintenance eco friendly veterinary clinic includes many of the same facilities of a large animal hospital including: 

  • specialist veterinary room
  • director's and administration office
  • small multipurpose open plan reception area to allow for easy traffic flow 
  • dog and cat waiting areas and a small area for retail sales
  • small flexi spaces for puppy preschool and kitty kindy areas
  • separate boarding facilities designed with outdoor exercise yards for dog and cats
  • flexi multipurpose treatment room for non sterile procedures such as dental work under general anaesthesia
  • surgery suite with preparation room
  • pet recovery room
  • radiology, imaging room and pathology room
  • small isolation room for contagious pets
  • pet consulting rooms  
  • parking facilities

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON 2 CORNER BLOCKS - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON 2 CORNER BLOCKS

This DA approved Childcare Centre was an amalgamation of 2 corner properties on a sloping block. Designed over 1-storey + basement carpark this childcare centre has 4 indoor children rooms accommodating 78 children, including babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Liverpool Council

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON A SUBURBAN BLOCK - designed by Archizen Architects Sydney

NEW PURPOSE DESIGNED CHILDCARE CENTRE ON A SUBURBAN BLOCK

This DA approved Childcare Centre on a typical suburban block with the sewer main running though middle of site includes 2-storey + basement carpark and 3 indoor children rooms accommodating 60 children, including babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Canterbury Bankstown Council