Greenhouse Precinct, UNE
Armidale, NSW

 JCA were successful in being appointed by the University of New England to undertake the design and documentation of their Greenhouse Precinct as part of a major funding application directed towards further development of the existing Agricultural Sciences Courses. The project required the coordination of complex and sophisticated equipment, necessary for research and teaching purposes. The precinct itself included a ‘Potting Shed’ facility housing laboratories, Offices, Teaching Spaces, Technology Rooms, Research Spaces and storage in addition to 2 new Greenhouse Facilities operating under PC 2 requirements. JCA worked closely with the appointed Project User Group (PUG) to design a facility that achieved a level of flexibility allowing staff to utilise spaces beyond what the project budget would enable. This value for money outcome was made possible by the support afforded JCA by UNE to challenge the brief and retain the support of the PUG through a collaborative process.