Education

Biscoe Wilson Architects have developed a wide range of experience in the Education sector and are continuing to evolve our design solutions to keep pace with changes in curriculum and teaching requirements.

Our aim is to develop teaching facilities that encourage learning and enrich the lives of students and teachers. Education buildings should act as a catalyst for awareness of good design. People spend a large proportion of their formative years in schools and universities and the built environment of these facilities should provide comfort, innovation, inspiration and be sustainable.

BER Projects:

Flying Start Projects:

Beckman House

2006 RAIA Commendation (Brisbane Region) Queensland Center for Subtropic Design Commendation 2007 This innovative small lot house is located on a steep site in Clayfield. The site was previously a 900sqm allotment with a single residence, but the original house was removed and the land subdivided for redevelopment. Our approach was to minimise excavation while maximising … Continue reading Beckman House

Bowler Byth House

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design a comfortable house in Highgate hill for a couple with an adult family.  The family had lived on the hilly site for many years and, unfortunately, the original house was destroyed by a fire. The design was aimed at maximising the western views while creating a variety of … Continue reading Bowler Byth House

S House

2007 RAIA Commendation  (Brisbane Region) The S House is a front extension to a 1980’s rendered masonry residence. The design provides a new facade externally, and independent living spaces internally. Central to the idea is the entry / stair device filled with natural light that provides opportunities to rest and observe. It acts as both a … Continue reading S House

T House

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design and build a new family home on a relatively steep, small lot with striking city views. The design maximises the floor area, allowing for separate entertaining and living areas for upstairs and downstairs, and an informal entertainment area. This Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) provides a compact living solution with … Continue reading T House

Eco House

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design a new house in a rural environment for a Professor of Interior Design and her lawyer partner, that expressed the clients’ emotional, physical and intellectual relationship with the site and enhanced the way they live on the site. The Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) features natural ventilation from the prevailing … Continue reading Eco House

House on a Hill

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to undertake a major refurbishment and additions to a handsome Federation house in an inner suburb of Brisbane. We more than doubled the 450sqm original footprint by constructing a new storey below the existing house as well as a three level addition on the western end. An elegant three storey stair … Continue reading House on a Hill

The House Behind

The House Behind is an addition and renovation to a c/1930’s family residence in Hendra. It is a successful meld of ‘new’ and ‘old’. The brief included new bedrooms, a large modern living area, and an external courtyard and pool to suit the current and future lifestyle of a family with children. The concept was to … Continue reading The House Behind

M2 House

This new beach house at Sunshine Beach, was originally intended as an alteration and addition to an existing run down two storey brick and tile cottage. Our client, for whom we had previously designed a Brisbane residence in 2006, had been a regular visitor to Sunshine Beach and found the existing house with “potential”. Our brief … Continue reading M2 House

Allen Street Apartments

This small infill development enabled higher density on an inner city “character residential” site in Hamilton, Brisbane. The 686sqm corner site contained a high-set traditional timber and tin cottage. The existing house was slid forward on the block and an additional two attached townhouses were constructed behind. Each dwelling has separate car and pedestrian entry, … Continue reading Allen Street Apartments

Gallagher Apartments

This small infill development enabled higher density on an inner city ‘character residential’ site in Greenslopes, Brisbane. The 900sqm site contained a high-set traditional timber house that had undergone some unfortunate renovations in the past. The existing house was slid forward on the block, raised, refurbished and extended to form two new apartments. An additional … Continue reading Gallagher Apartments

Ascot State School I Block by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Ascot State School – G Block

Entry in AIA Brisbane Awards Programme 2012 Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design and document four General Learning Areas (GLA) and an administration building as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program. This innovative design cantilevers over an adjacent covered games court to maximize upper level floor plates on a tight footprint. … Continue reading Ascot State School – G Block

Ascot State School – F Block

Biscoe Wilson Architects’ design for a Ascot State School’s new general purpose classroom block includes six flexible classrooms over two storeys. Flanked by existing heritage-listed brick buildings, the tight site overlooks the school oval. The new building maintained the schools visual and physical connections to the oval by providing an undercroft below the classrooms. Laser … Continue reading Ascot State School – F Block

Nat and Gerry’s Back Deck

Entry in the AIA Awards 2014 After meeting at a local coffee shop in Ascot and providing a napkin sketch for a back deck addition to their decrepit Queenslander, our client’s Natalie Winter and Gerry Heffernan commissioned Biscoe Wilson Architects to bring their ideas into fruition. The extension created a “hub” space for a new … Continue reading Nat and Gerry’s Back Deck

M House

Entry in the AIA Awards 2010 Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design a comfortable prestige retirement house on a hill overlooking the banks of the Brisbane River. The design aimed at maximising river and city views, promoting environmentally sustainable design, and wheel chair accessibility on the sloping site. Although the residence is on a … Continue reading M House

St Paul’s School Clubhouse

Completed in 2001 as Stage 1, the Sporting Clubhouse incorporating unisex change-rooms, a canteen, stores and first aid room. Stage 2 is to be built above Stage 1, as the post-tensioned concrete slab forms a temporary roof and future floor for the clubhouse. Located centrally between sport ovals, the playful floor plan is designed symmetrically enabling … Continue reading St Paul’s School Clubhouse

Bulimba State School Hall and classroom building by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Bulimba State School – Hall and Classroom Block

Entry in AIA Brisbane Region Awards 2011 Bulimba SS received the Queensland Government Premiers Sustainability Award in 2013 Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design and document three General Learning Areas (GLA) and a Multi-purpose Hall as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program. As a prep to year 6 school, and a … Continue reading Bulimba State School – Hall and Classroom Block

Bulimba State School – 10 GLA Block

Having worked with Bulimba State School previously, Biscoe Wilson Architects were engaged to find additional classroom accommodations at the school. Bulimba State School has a tight and sloping site and so buildings need to be carefully designed for durability, sustainability and flexibility, while aligning with the school’s ethos. The site chosen staggers down the slope … Continue reading Bulimba State School – 10 GLA Block

Bulimba State School – Master Plan

Biscoe Wilson Architects, having worked with Bulimba State School over a number of years, developed a master plan to assist the school and P&C Association in realising the school’s potential in coming years. Through the preparation of a Master Plan, Bulimba State School aims to create the best possible learning environment for its staff and students … Continue reading Bulimba State School – Master Plan

Kelvin Grove State College – Flying Start Project

This Kelvin Grove State College (KGSC) building was part of the Queensland Government initiative to introduce year 7 students into state high schools for the first time in 2015. This project was a very significant addition to the KGSC campus and was seen by our practice as an opportunity to design a building that was … Continue reading Kelvin Grove State College – Flying Start Project

Kingaroy State High School – Flying Start Project

This new Kingaroy State High School (KSHS) building was part of the Queensland Government Flying Start programme, which introduced year 7 students into state high schools for the first time in 2015. This project was a significant addition to the KSHS campus and was seen by our practice as an opportunity to design a nurturing … Continue reading Kingaroy State High School – Flying Start Project

Morayfield State High School – Flying Start Project

The Morayfield State High School (MSHS) Flying Start building is part of the Queensland Government initiative to introduce year 7 students into state high schools for the first time in 2015.  This was a significant addition to the MSHS campus. Our practice utilised this opportunity to create a supportive building for the new young cohort, … Continue reading Morayfield State High School – Flying Start Project

Ascot Boulevard – Mixed Use Development

In 1995, Biscoe Wilson Architects designed Ascot Boulevard’s mixed-use development as one of the first projects under the Racecourse Road Local Area Plan. This unique development incorporated five 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at the east of the site and two 2-storey commercial buildings fronting Racecourse Road. The commercial buildings house retail at ground level … Continue reading Ascot Boulevard – Mixed Use Development

Elysium Recreational Club by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Elysium Recreation Club – Noosa

AV Jennings engaged Biscoe Wilson Architects in 2011 to undertake the design and documentation for a new community recreation club at the Elysium Noosa development on the Sunshine Coast. The linear design comprises two pavilions facing a man made lake. The pavilions contain entertainment and recreation functions for the residents of the exclusive housing estate. … Continue reading Elysium Recreation Club – Noosa

Reliance Worldwide by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Reliance Worldwide

2006 RAIA Commendation (Brisbane Region) Reliance Worldwide, a world leader in water control and measurement products, commissioned Biscoe Wilson Architects to design their new corporate headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. The Brisbane facility houses the head office, manufacturing, and warehouse operations. The two-storey office building has been designed to present a modern dynamic identity. The sinuous low-e … Continue reading Reliance Worldwide

Weir Minerals – Coolum

This industrial factory and warehouse building was designed for Weir Minerals, an international manufacture of pumping and draining devices for the mining industry. This project’s brief was to design a warehouse suitable for the manufacture of industrial equipment and to allow for movement of large transport trucks. The factory incorporated dual five-tonne gantry cranes, multiple floor … Continue reading Weir Minerals – Coolum

DHL Distribution Centre – Berinbah

This major distribution centre on the south-western fringe of Brisbane was designed for DHL, a national freight and warehousing group. The project comprised a warehouse totaling 9,000sqm with 10-metre high eaves and a 600sqm corporate office. The estate was developed by the local authority and external building appearance was a priority. Tilt up concrete facades … Continue reading DHL Distribution Centre – Berinbah

Backstage Club by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Backstage Club

Biscoe Wilson Architects have designed various interior fitouts for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The Backstage Club was completely transformed into a sophisticated club for entertainers, promoters and guests. A rich pallet of materials was chosen and discrete lighting designed, to provide a club atmosphere that is welcoming and robust. Interior Design | Marion Wilson, Winson Leung Contractor | Mt … Continue reading Backstage Club

Pink Ladies by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Pink Ladies

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre commissioned Biscoe Wilson Architects to design a Tribute to Pink following her successful Australian tour in 2010. The “Pink Ladies” was a refurbishment of the existing female toilets on level three and incorporated lots of pink. Lyrics from the artist’s music were incorporated into the mirrors and graphics, photographs of Pink were … Continue reading Pink Ladies

Queensland Sleep Disorder Unit by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Queensland Sleep Disorder Unit (QSDU)

The Queensland Sleep Disorder Unit (QSDU) is a specialist medical suite located in a heritage building in Woolloongabba. The long narrow tenancy houses a reception, waiting area and examination rooms and well as staff facilities. Built-in furniture and partitions were designed to minimise intervention to the existing structure. This fitout was an economical solution that creates a … Continue reading Queensland Sleep Disorder Unit (QSDU)

Yamaha Office Fitout by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Yamaha Office Fitout

QMBA Commercial Award 2009 Yamaha Motor Australia required a fit-out that would reflect the technological and recreational features of their products. The polished finishes, bold colours and volumetric relationships were used to give the visual impression of movement and speed. Very specific technical requirements were also met to ensure that training functions were within an … Continue reading Yamaha Office Fitout

GOMA Competition

Biscoe Wilson Architects’ competition entry for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art proposed the continuation of the existing water mall from the adjoining Queensland Art Gallery into the new gallery.  The water mall became a strong organisational device for the planning of the site and building.  The competition entry proposed the re-connection of the water … Continue reading GOMA Competition

Rose Cottage by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Rose Cottage

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design an alteration and addition to an existing timber cottage, while maintaining the sensitive urban framework and existing character of the street. The design provided an additional living and bedroom, and improved the external spaces of the existing design. The existing house was raised slightly, to allow for better sub … Continue reading Rose Cottage

Balmoral State High School Master Plan by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Balmoral State High School – Master Plan

  Balmoral State High School’s Master Plan by Biscoe Wilson Architects identified several external spaces with potential for improvement. We also recommended various ways these areas could be improved and utilised. As a result of Balmoral State High School’s Master Plan, Biscoe Wilson Architects helped to re design one of the identified court yards. Architectural team … Continue reading Balmoral State High School – Master Plan

Shoal Point Road Development

The Shoal Point Road Development, located on the northern beaches of Mackay in a rapidly growing regional town, consisted of 62 units designed to reflect the tropical site and proximity to the beach. As a popular tourist destination, Mackay is close to the Great Barrier Reef, and is part of Queensland’s mining boom. The development consists of two three/four … Continue reading Shoal Point Road Development

Seaforth Townhouse designs by Biscoe Wilson Architects. Image from Google Street View

Seaforth at Manly

Biscoe Wilson Architects composed the master plan for a new townhouse development in Seaforth, Manly. The 72 properties are arranged around a private loop, with central landscaped shared spaces. Each house gradually steps down the site’s east-west slope. Biscoe Wilson Architects also designed the individual attached and detached houses for the project that reflect the sub-tropical climate. The gentle … Continue reading Seaforth at Manly

Milpera State High School – Master Plan

Milpera State High School Master Plan, by Biscoe Wilson Architects, identified six precincts for improvement. The major requirements identified by the school were to enhance the play spaces, and provide more and varied outdoor learning/ siting areas. The existing green environment is preserved and enhanced by additional planting and the planned replacement of existing trees. … Continue reading Milpera State High School – Master Plan

Meridan Plains Master Plan

Biscoe Wilson Architects prepared masterplanning documentation to assist AV Jennings with a development application for a medium-high density residential development west of Caloundra. The project included a variety of housing typologies and floor plans across the 40 hectare site, exploring options to balance density and green-spaces. Masterplan options for two – five storey housing models … Continue reading Meridan Plains Master Plan

LMI Hamilton – Master Plan

Biscoe Wilson Architects assisted a long standing client to master plan their existing manufacturing facilities in the ULDA ( Urban Land Development Authority) Hamilton Northshore precinct. Together, we developed a mixed use development with commercial emphasis. This group of 8 storey buildings activate streetscape activities. Completed | 2011 Total General Area | 39,000m2 Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, … Continue reading LMI Hamilton – Master Plan

International City Church Tower

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed a high rise tower for the International City Church on their existing Ann Street site. This 16-storey design features 4 levels of underground carpark, a restaurant, an auditorium for 1,000 people free from internal columns, 7 storeys of office spaces, and crowned with 4 storeys of apartments. The building is punctured rhythmically … Continue reading International City Church Tower

St Augustine’s Church

Biscoe Wilson Architects have been assisting St Augustine’s Church in Hamilton with general masterplanning and maintenance of existing facilities over since the mid 1990’s. We are encouraging development of external northern and south west sections of the site for a community gathering area and carpark, respectively. Robert Biscoe of Biscoe Wilson Architects is Chair of … Continue reading St Augustine’s Church

Henry Street Apartments

Biscoe Wilson was commissioned by the Department of Housing to design and document a public housing development for 10 apartments. The apartments contained a range of 1 and 2 bedroom designs that were suitable for people with a variety of physical abilities. Adaptable, non adaptable, and semi adaptable apartments were included in the mix. The intention of … Continue reading Henry Street Apartments

Woodrising Apartments by Biscoe Wilson Architects

Woodrising Apartments

RAIA Commendation 1995 (Brisbane Region) Woodrising Apartments is a modern interpretation of the six pack unit block, adapted for a sloping site in Paddington, an area characterized by ‘timber and tin’ traditional housing. It was important to retain the significant Norfolk Pine tree at the rear of the block, so the building tapers away from the tree. … Continue reading Woodrising Apartments

Ryans Road Apartments

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design and document a public housing development for the Department of Housing. The four two bedroom apartment development was part of the Government Stimulus package. Familiar building forms and materials have been used to provide a contextural relationship to surrounding housing. The façade has been articulated with a variety of … Continue reading Ryans Road Apartments

Beckman House – Interior

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed both the interior and exterior for the Beckman House. To view the entire project, click here. Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Jaime Weber Builder | David Beckman and Nathan Henderson Structural Engineer | Farr Engineers Private Certifier | Building Surveying Professionals Photographer | Scott Burrows

Nat and Gerry’s Back Deck – Interior

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed the back deck extension for Nat and Gerry’s Back Deck. This project also involved the renovation of several bathrooms. To view the entire project, click here. Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Joelie Clark, Matthew Sevenyhazi Builder | Fiddlers Green Structural Engineer | Westera Partners Photographer | Anne Langdon Photography

S House – Interior

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed the interior and exterior to this front extension to a 1980’s house. To view the full project, click here. Architectural Team | Marion Wilson, Robert Biscoe, Melinda Morrison Contractor | Harben Constructions Structural Engineer | Westera Partners Landscape Architect | Architectural Landscapes Photographer | Aperture Architectural Photography

M2 House – Interior

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed the interior and exterior for the M2 House addition and alteration. To view the entire project, click here. Photographer | Anne Langdon Photography

ICC Renovation by biscoe wilson | architects

International City Church Renovation

Biscoe Wilson Architects’ renovation for the International City Church’s Newmarket premise provides an auditorium for over 800 people, a cafe, several offices and classrooms, and a prayer/Sunday school room over 3-stories. There is also a flexible space that can facilitate either a function for 300 people or two separate halls for over 100 people each. Completed | 2013 … Continue reading International City Church Renovation

Springfield State School – SLC

Biscoe Wilson Architects’ Student Learning Centre building at Springfield Central State High School has an ‘E’ plan to promote collaboration, permeability, cross ventilation, and natural lighting. The floor plan also enabled double-sided external walls to all classrooms, allowing the building to breathe. This four-storey building contains 17 general learning areas (GLA), a Performing Arts Centre … Continue reading Springfield State School – SLC

Kilcoy State High School – Environmental Science Centre

Biscoe Wilson was commissioned to design and document an Environmental Science Centre as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program. Two science laboratories and six classrooms were also refurbished as part of the Smart Schools of Tomorrow programme (SSoT). The Environmental Science Centre incorporates teaching spaces, a laboratory, and practical learning area (PLA) for agricultural … Continue reading Kilcoy State High School – Environmental Science Centre

Smart Housing 2000

Competition Winning Entry – Smart House 2000 Competition – Department of Housing and QMBA By using conventional construction materials and techniques in innovative ways, the Smart House does not cost more to build than a conventional house, yet ensures reduced lifecycle costs. The Smart House incorporates features that allow it to be suitable for a wide range … Continue reading Smart Housing 2000

Linfox Distribution Centre

A major distribution centre on the western fringe of Brisbane was designed for Linfox, a national freight and warehousing group. Engaged by D&C contractors, AHRENS, we provided design, documentation and partial services during construction. The project comprised two main warehouses totalling 24,000 sqm with 10 m high eaves, a truck maintenance workshop, truck wash, refuelling … Continue reading Linfox Distribution Centre

G House

This new house, designed by Biscoe Wilson Architects, responds to the the subtropical climate, the steep topography (1:3 gradient), and offers views to the Mt Coot-tha forest. The elegant lightweight structure, split levels, and linear plan enable all spaces to take advantage of the natural light, cross ventilation and views to the landscape. The G … Continue reading G House

Resource Centre and GLA building at Bulimba State School by biscoe wilson | architects

Bulimba State School – Resource Centre and 10 GLA Building

Bulimba State School’s new Library Building accommodates 10 new General Learning Areas (GLAs), a new Library/ Resource Centre, and a rooftop terrace, and links into the existing spine path. The welcoming “L” shaped plan provides excellent north facing classrooms, library spaces, andoutdoor learning areas. Expansive views towards the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River will … Continue reading Bulimba State School – Resource Centre and 10 GLA Building

Werner Shed

Biscoe Wilson Architects were engaged by Ahrens to design and document a workshop and office space in Mackay for Werner. Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Joelie Clark, Winson Leung, Marion Wilson D&C Contractor | Ahrens Group Structural Engineer | Farr Engineers

G3 House

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design a family home in rural Queensland. Naturally, it was important for the client to have a direct connection with the outdoors. The design maintains views to the mountain from living and dining rooms. The stacked rooves allow for changes in scale and opportunities for high windows, while referencing … Continue reading G3 House

G2 House

Completed in 2018, the G2 House features a modern extension to an existing art deco house. The original modest bungalow was constructed by former Australian Prime Minister Arthur Fadden around 1947. Minimal change was made to the plan of the existing house, respect the history and character of the original design. The original house provides … Continue reading G2 House

Birkdale Social Housing Project by BWA

Deception Bay Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a 8 unit social housing development in Deception Bay. The Deception Bay Social Housing project includes 8 one bedroom units, in a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable … Continue reading Deception Bay Social Housing

New Farm State School 7 GLA building by biscoe wilson | architects

New Farm State School – D Block

Completed in 2018, New Farm State School’s new D Block features 7 general learning areas (GLAs), carpark, under croft and amenities. This new building provides a playful and protected precinct for prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students. The sloping site allowed the two-storey building to connect with the adjacent existing hall on the upper … Continue reading New Farm State School – D Block

Monadelphous Engineering

Biscoe Wilson Architects worked closely with Ahren’s to design and document a factory and office space for Monadelphous Engineering. Architects | Robert Biscoe, Marty Bignell, Kirsty Hetherington, Kamal Kopparapu, Wilson Leung, Shae Tillbrook D&C Contractor | Ahrens Group

Everton Park Social Housing

biscoe wilson | architects designed and documented this 16 unit social housing project for the Department of Housing and Public Works in Everton Park. Materials were specified for their durability and low maintenance, while aligning with a particular aesthetic. Significant sun and privacy studies have been utilised to inform screen design and locations Architectural Team … Continue reading Everton Park Social Housing

Norville State School Multi-purpose Hall

biscoe wilson | architects were commissioned to design and document a Multipurpose Sports Hall as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program. Located in Bundaberg in south-east Queensland, the large multi-purpose hall has been designed for a variety of ball sports and general use for both the school and the community. A northern wedge-shaped … Continue reading Norville State School Multi-purpose Hall

Living Faith Lutheran School Multi-purpose Hall

biscoe wilson | architects were commissioned to design and document a multipurpose hall as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program. This generous multi purpose hall was designed to accommodate a range of sporting and general school functions, and additionally provide a space for the community. The sloping land enabled a lower level … Continue reading Living Faith Lutheran School Multi-purpose Hall

Birkdale Social Housing

The Birkdale Social Housing project includes 10 one bedroom units and 10 two bedroom units, in a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for their durability and low maintenance, while aligning with a particular aesthetic. Significant … Continue reading Birkdale Social Housing

Nundah Social Housing Project by BWA

Nundah Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a 10 unit social housing development in Nundah. This Government Housing project in Nundah provides 10 one bedroom units, in a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing … Continue reading Nundah Social Housing

Tewantin Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a 8 unit social housing development in Tewantin. This project in Tewantin provides 8 one bedroom units, in a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. … Continue reading Tewantin Social Housing

Oxley Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development consisting of 13 one-bedroom units in Oxley. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for … Continue reading Oxley Social Housing

Zillmere Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development with 6 one-bedroom units in Zillmere. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for their … Continue reading Zillmere Social Housing

Moorooka Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development of 6 one-bedroom units. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for their durability and … Continue reading Moorooka Social Housing

Coopers Plains Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development of 12 two-bedroom units. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Building forms and materials were chosen to … Continue reading Coopers Plains Social Housing

Lawnton Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development of 12 one-bedroom units. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for their durability and … Continue reading Lawnton Social Housing

Booval Social Housing

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the Department of Housing to design and document a social housing development of 10 one-bedroom units. These units have a variety of accessibility standards (Platinum, Gold and General) as specified by the Social Housing Design Guide and the Liveable Housing Design Guide. Materials were specified for their durability and … Continue reading Booval Social Housing

Ithaca Creek State School Master Plan by biscoe wilson | architects

School Master Plans 2018

During 2018, biscoe wilson | architects have been working with a variety of schools, including Petrie Terrace State School, Ithaca Creek State School, and Wilston State School, to create a comprehensive master plan. Throughout the master planning process, biscoe wilson | architects work closely with the school, the Queensland Department of Education, and a variety … Continue reading School Master Plans 2018

Calliope SHS Master Plan

Through a standard tender process by the Queensland Department of Education, Biscoe Wilson Architects were successful gaining the opportunity to develop a masterplan for the Year 7-12 State High School and to develop the design for the first stage of the school for year 7-10 students. As a new school, this master plan started from … Continue reading Calliope SHS Master Plan

Inner City Smart Housing Competition 2000

Shortlisted 2000 Queensland Department of Housing and Housing Industry Association This competition entry from 2000 included the design for six one- and two-bedroom units separated by breezeway stairs. These units feature: Roof mounted photovoltaic cellsSolar hot waterRainwater harvestingNatural lighting and passive ventilationVegetable gardens and worm farm compostingAccessibly adaptable apartments to the ground floor

The Snorkel

The Sustainable Node of Revitalised Elevated Living (Snorkel) was an entry in a Boral Design Competition in 2012, and established a model for increased density in an urban context. An existing building was adapted to provide the foundation for a 7 storey addition on top, visually separated by the garden terrace. The new accommodation towers … Continue reading The Snorkel

Toll Rockhampton

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design and document a new Toll office and warehouse in Rockhampton. Biscoe Wilson Architects have extensive experience with both industrial and commercial architecture, and working with AHRENS. Warehouse general floor area (GFA) | 6,350 sqm Office general floor area (GFA) | 645 sqm Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion … Continue reading Toll Rockhampton

Sporting Precinct Siting Options

Biscoe Wilson Architects prepared various siting options for a school’s new sporting precinct with an opportunity for a future dormitory. This project was briefed to include a 50m pool, a learn to swim pool, 8 tennis courts, a gym, a cafe/shop, and amenities (change rooms, toilets, showers, storage and first aid). The school were to … Continue reading Sporting Precinct Siting Options

Cavendish Road SHS Multipurpose Hall

Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned by Hutchinson Builders to design and document a multipurpose hall for Cavendish Road State High School to Brisbane’s South. This project provided the school with two multipurpose courts, four Kinesiology labs, a staff room, a foyer and kiosk space, amenities and storage. The lift and accessible link increases the wheelchair … Continue reading Cavendish Road SHS Multipurpose Hall

The Gap SHS – Senior Learning Centre

The Gap State High School’s new Senior Learning Centre (SLC) will accommodate the school’s increased capacity, particularly introducing new dedicated STEM facilities. STEM (science, technology, English and math) facilities were briefed by the Department of Education, but Biscoe Wilson Architects saw a unique opportunity to extend the brief to include built art. We collaborated with … Continue reading The Gap SHS – Senior Learning Centre

OHSC building at Bulimba State School by biscoe wilson | architects

Bulimba State School – OHSC

The Bulimba State School P&C association engaged Biscoe Wilson Architects to design a new pavilion for its Out of School Care Programme (OHSC). An economical steel framed pavilion with excellent cross ventilation and natural daylighting was developed. The building is sited under an existing tree and has a strong connection with the new playground. Clerestory … Continue reading Bulimba State School – OHSC

Small Education Projects

Biscoe Wilson Architects undertake a wide variety of architectural and planning services within schools and education facilities. These projects often involve small structures, refurbishment or adaptive reuse of existing buildings, or redeveloping external landscape areas. Finding economical and inspiring solutions to the smaller projects around school sites can add as much value to schools as … Continue reading Small Education Projects

Bellbowrie Shopping Centre

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed and documented major extensions and alterations to the existing Bellbowrie Shopping centre in the western suburbs of Brisbane. The 3,000 square metre addition doubled the size of the community shopping centre, and introduced a full size Coles Supermarket, new specialty shops, a new hardware building, and reconfiguration of the existing centre … Continue reading Bellbowrie Shopping Centre

Carrathool Shire Council ESD Competition

High Commendations – Energy Smart Home Design Competition (2003) – Carrathool Shire Council In 2003 Biscoe Wilson entered a competition to design an environmentally sustainable house for the Carrathool Shire Council in NSW. Biscoe Wilson Architect’s innovative house design received a commendation. Linear north oriented planning was zoned to allow  4 bedrooms and living areas to … Continue reading Carrathool Shire Council ESD Competition

Coffee Club Fitout Ascot Boulevard

Biscoe Wilson Architects were given the opportunity to design Ascot Boulevard and the Coffee Club fitout within. An external awning was designed for footpath dining, with folding doors that open the shop onto the arcade and street. Rich colours and materials have been used to create a warm and inviting environment. The kitchen fitout was … Continue reading Coffee Club Fitout Ascot Boulevard

Rivercity House

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed a spectacular modern 3 level house facing north on the Brisbane River. This modern house engages with the river by providing wide cantilevered terraces and balconies that relate to the glass fronted swimming pool on the river bank and the views of Brisbane and beyond. An essential element of the design … Continue reading Rivercity House

Rivercity House – Interior Design

Biscoe Wilson Architects designed both the interior and exterior for the Rivercity House. To view the entire project, click here. Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Chris Grey Structural Engineer | Saunders and Partners Builder | Lifetime Securities (Aust) Photographer | Aperature Architectural Photography

Density and Diversity Competition

Biscoe Wilson Architects entered the Density and Diversity Done Well Competition, hosted by the Department of Housing and Public Works Queensland Government. This competition challenged competitors to adapt a typical neighbourhood block (containing 20 dwellings housing a total of 60 people) by retaining, raising, moving or demolishing these existing dwellings to house more people in … Continue reading Density and Diversity Competition

Element 10

Element 10 is an expansive, new residence located on the Indooroopilly Reach of the Brisbane River.  The house design benefits from the adjacent Brisbane River’s breezes and open vistas. A ‘public’ double height spine establishes a connection from the front, along the street side courtyard area, through the house, and out to the river. This spine is … Continue reading Element 10