Lowood State High School

Name: Lowood State High School Manual Arts Building

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Client: Department of Education, Qld Government.

Builder: Dickinson Constructions

Category: Educational, Government


Lowood State High School's new Manual Arts Building with associated Amenities block. 

This regional project was able to be successfully managed by 8i Architects' Brisbane office. 


Jeremy Haldane was the Principal Project Architect. 8i Architects was employed as the Principal Consultant on the project. As the Principal Consultant, 8i Architects had to undertake the management and co-ordination of the design team which included secondary consultants such as Mechanical, Electrical, Security and Communications Engineer, Hydraulics, Structural, Civil, Landscape Architect, DDA Consultant and Building Certifier.


8i Architects worked with and under the direction of the Project Manager, who was our point of contact for advising and reporting to the Department of Education. The Project Manager was responsible for delivering the program and budget for the project. We assisted the Project Manager to ensure that the buildings were delivered on time and within budget whilst maintaining building quality. The time and budget constraints were achieved by design buildings that were fit for purpose, used readily available local trades and materials and adding value in the design.


The Principal Consultancy Team delivered concept design, sketch design, design development, construction documentation, tender and contract administration for the project.

Photographer: Taylormade Digital Images


8i Architects

8i Architects is a Brisbane based architectural design practice specialising in innovative, functional and sustainable design solutions. Our focus is on design excellence, providing quality spaces that are unique to the site and the client’s needs.


I have worked with Charmaine, Hieu and the team at 8i Architects for the past 6 years. I can honestly say that if you want no nonsense, non-ego based, well thought through and sensible architecture then let 8i manage your project for you. 


In my opinion 8i are big enough to handle projects up to the value of around $100m but small enough to provide the level of service that you won't get from the larger architectural firms who will give your project to a junior architect to manage. 


Michael Page

Project Officer, University of Queensland

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