PRACTICE

About us

Over 50 years
embracing innovation

The commitment to a pursuit of quality architecture and its relationship to place and people remains our core ethos and our driving force.

Our dedicated creative team works across several studios as ‘one team’ to offer architecture, urban design, interior design, and heritage conservation services.

In Australia and Asia Pacific, Jackson Teece has acquired extensive experience in the delivery of small to large scale, sensitive and complex projects in non-for-profit, public and private sectors. Our clients and projects benefit from the knowledge, creativity and synergies that arise from the interplay of these multi-disciplinary skills and the breadth of experience amongst our directors.

We are passionate about the environment and we are constantly expanding our sustainable design knowledge base to ensure our work remains at the forefront of emerging technologies and practices.

We embrace collaboration with clients, stakeholders and consultants to reach the best design and project outcomes, driving the delivery of high-performance buildings and developments that are commercially viable, are human centric and pursue design and environmental excellence.

Jackson Teece acknowledges the First Nations people as the traditional custodians on the land where we live and work. We respect their sensitive relationship and understanding of these lands and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Services

Creative at our core

Design

 

Jackson Teece is a design focused practice with a strong technical foundation.

 

We produce beautiful architecture whilst resolving our client’s functional requirements and aspirations. The understanding of context, budget constraints, community consultation, building process and ongoing maintenance are all factors that contribute to our approach to a project. This has resulted in work for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, with budgets ranging from less than $250,000 to upwards of $500million.

 

Our skilled and passionate designers are deeply invested in achieving innovative, pragmatic and sensitive design solutions that add value, and contribute to the betterment of the urban environment and the wider profession. Our knowledge of market trends and emerging technologies culminates in considered, informed and well-resolved designs that respond to site context within the allocated budget.

 

Urban Design

 

As the world adapts to ongoing global shifts that dramatically impact our cities, urban design has become a fundamental pillar of economic growth and security. Considered design frameworks promote healthier communities and a greater quality of life. And both new and renewed developments are bringing more people together than ever before. Our work ranges from large-scale urban re-generation, to smaller, yet equally valuable, multi-use sites. A collaborative approach and singular architectural voice – steeped in understanding of urban historical contexts – results in projects that balance the technical, functional and beautiful. With an extensive portfolio of projects developed according to our own master plans, we bring a ground-up cohesion to our award-winning buildings and spaces. These are the places we live, work, play, learn and relax. They inspire and engage. And as such, require the input of many disciplines and specialist skills to bring them to life, creating a socially sustainable solution that has a ‘sense of place’ and purpose – an identity.

 

Interior Design

 

Our Interior Design team creates exciting and functional interior spaces that complement our architectural designs, and stand on their own as independent commissions. The design and realisation of quality projects include a variety of sectors, such as commercial, hospitality, educational and residential, including all types of aged care. With an approach that’s built on collaboration, our considered application of each client’s brief, combined with our significant experience in these sectors, delivers projects that are dynamic, human-centric, memorable and long-lasting.

 

Heritage Conservation

 

Jackson Teece has over 30 years of experience in heritage, adaptive reuse, building refurbishment and repair.

 

We seek to preserve and celebrate our architectural heritage while at the same time ensuring these buildings can meet the performance and sustainability expectations of the modern day. We have, and continue, to work on many of Sydney’s iconic sandstone buildings.  Our heritage team specialises in physical and documentary research, assessment of building fabric, the preparation of Conservation Management Plans and documentation.

 

Visualisation / Revit

 

Jackson Teece’s visualisation process provides an opportunity for clients and stakeholders to gain a clearer understanding of each project’s spatial qualities. For nearly 20 years, we have reviewed and developed our designs using a digital modelling and visualisation process. Combined with advances in drafting technology using REVIT, and with specialist modelling software, we are able to utilise interactive virtual reality visualisations to bring our designs to life. This has been one of the most exciting and significant advances in our design process since BIM systems were fully adopted by our practice over the last 10 years.

 

Delivery

 

Jackson Teece is a market leader in technically complex architectural design. With an attention to detail that spans our creative, sustainability and regulatory processes, our team maintains the highest calibre of technical proficiency. To ensure projects are completed beyond expected standards, our practice employs a dedicated Technical Associate and BIM Manager, who oversee critical documentation, mentor and train technical staff, and develop our extensive resource base. It’s this nuanced understanding and application of all relevant building and design codes that have cemented our spot as industry frontrunners. And our strong reputation for well-serviced project delivery is demonstrated by a comprehensive portfolio of successfully completed projects.

"… the result is impressive … (the) strategy offers a model which may be widely applied in existing public spaces which lack coherence and comfort outside of the buildings themselves."

Australian Urban Design Awards Jury

Methodology

Collaborative in approach, expert in delivery

Analysis

 

Every Jackson Teece project pushes the envelope of bespoke design. From the ground up, it’s the small choices along the way that help us deliver effective design solutions. When evaluating sites, we consider all physical, emotional and social characteristics.

 

Ultimately – how does each decision affect the outcome for those who’ll interact with this design?

 

Collaborating with key stakeholders, early stage analysis defines each project’s vision and place within the market. With an always pragmatic design approach, creative risks become easier to implement, providing a driving force for our singular, compelling designs. And via our continued assessment of surrounding environments and typologies, we can address and amplify internal and external contexts, resulting in functional spaces that actively participate in the world around them.

Thinking

 

At Jackson Teece, we think with purpose.

We do this by simplifying the complex, articulating varying contexts, and telling a story. Every minute design decision plays a larger role during the architectural process. The success of each project depends on the consideration of time, space, materials, cost and of course, that which brings all of these entities together – the people.

 

Execution

 

Effective design is born from free, untethered exploration and purposeful collaboration between all stakeholders.

 

This is why Jackson Teece delivers architecture that goes beyond the needs and ambitions of those who engage us. Via examination and research into techniques, materials and methods that would often fall by the wayside, we realise a singular aspect of function, form and community in every project we deliver.

Culture

Cultural understanding is fundamental to our approach and design methodology, which originates from years of experience working with diverse cultural groups throughout Australia. Embracing the diversity of different lived experiences, social backgrounds and abilities has been the driving force behind our ongoing dedication to social housing, aged care, community and religious projects.

 

We celebrate our team’s diversity and skill set. Simply put – we are only as good as our people. With staff of varying cultural identities and experience, a dynamic exchange of ideas in an inclusive non-hierarchical studio environment are the building blocks of our practice.

 

Jackson Teece facilitates a supportive and nurturing studio environment which encourages genuine collaboration. This core tenet is central to the success of our projects and our office culture – everyone has something to contribute. This allows us to understand the social dynamic of our projects better, and as a result, we continue to deliver thoughtful, pragmatic and enduring architecture that enhances the built environment and is suited to the needs of the people who inhabit them.


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Global reach

Australia, Asia and beyond

Jackson Teece has a long history of collaboration with international partners and we embrace these creative alliances. These exchanges have included partners from New York, Paris, Copenhagen – and more recently – executive architect relationships within the Asia Pacific region, with practices in Tokyo, Beijing and Guangzhou.

 

In Japan, despite a global pandemic, we continue as lead designers on several prestigious projects in the districts of Tokyo (Omotesandō, Ebisu and Ryogoku), including large projects in Shibuya and Haneda, that were completed prior to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. We also recently designed a distinctive façade for a large logistics project near Haneda Airport, completed in 2020. This ongoing work in Japan has blossomed into a wonderful connection between our Pacific nations, and we look forward to it developing further alongside their ongoing investment in Australia.

In China, we are currently designing large mixed use aged care communities in Changsha and Zhengzhou provinces – all are currently being constructed. Our strong client relationship with our local team allows us to continue working, defying pandemics and economic impediments. We have several other projects in various design stages in China including a commercial/retail project in Xiamen province and a residential community in Hainan Province.

 

We have undertaken work in Vietnam and Myanmar in recent years and we are excited about new opportunities for clients in Asia and also for our international clients investing within Australia.

Recognition

Leading by example

  • 2021

    UDIA National Urban Renewal Award for SouthPoint, Brisbane, QLD

    UDIA NSW Finalist Excellence in Aged-Care. Woolooware Shores by Anglicare

    UDIA NSW Finalist Excellence in Retirement Living. M by Montefiore.

    UDIA NSW Finalist Excellence in Affordable Development. Kitty Doyle by BaptistCare.

    Urban Taskforce Awards Winner – Anglicare Woolooware Shores

    Lysaght Inspiration Design Awards Overall Winner. The Waterhole Café at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

    Lysaght Inspiration Design Awards Commercial and Industrial Winner. The Waterhole Café at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

  • 2020

    The Urban Developer Development of the Year – Mixed Use Finalist. Southpoint Transit Oriented Development

  • 2019

    UDIA Excellence in Social Infrastructure, Commendation – St James Chapel

    IDEA International Shortlist – Shibuya Apartments, Tokyo Japan

  • 2018

    AIA NSW Newcastle Chapter Commendation for Interior Architecture – Regis Elermore Vale, NSW

    UDIA NSW Winner Excellence in Aged Care – Flame Tree for Thomas Holt at Kirrawee, NSW

    UDIA NSW Finalist Excellence in Aged-Care. Warrigal, Shell Cove.

    Australian Timber Awards Winner for Sustainability – Warratah for Aveo at Bella Vista, NSW

  • 2017

    UDIA NSW Award for Excellence in Aged Care – Kilpatrick Court for Anglican Care at Toronto, NSW

    Master Builders Award NSW – Best Aged Care Building. HammondCare Wahroonga, NSW

  • 2016

    UDIA NSW Commendation Excellence in Aged Care – Paling Court for Carrington Care at Camden, NSW

    UDIA NSW Winner Excellence in Retirement Living – Lober Square for Anglicare Castle Hill, NSW

  • 2015

    National Tourism Award – Zoofari for Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, NSW

  • 2013

    AIDA Workplace Shortlist Jackson Teece Office

    IDEA Shortlist Workplace Under 1000sqm Jackson Teece Office, Sydney

  • 2012

    Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards, Best Heritage and Adaptive Re-Use – 39 Hunter St, Sydney

    UDIA Victoria: Award for Excellence – In the Category of Special Purpose Living, Winner – Bupa Care, West Wodonga, Victoria

  • 2011

    AIA QLD State Chapter Awards: Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture: Multiple Housing for 1 Scott St Apartments, Brisbane

    AIA QLD Brisbane Region Residential Housing – Multiple Housing Commendation for 1 Scott St Apartments, Brisbane

    AIA QLD Brisbane Region – Art & Architecture Commendation for 1 Scott St Apartments, Brisbane

    Australian Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture Commendation for 39 Hunter St, Sydney

    Landcom Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards, Multiple Dwelling Award for Bellevue Hotel Apartments

    Master Builders Awards- Commercial Buildings for Sydney Ports Corporation Port Botany Marine Operations Centre

    Master Builders Awards: Excellence in Construction Awards – Public Buildings $5 – $10 million, Winner – Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Enclosure

  • 2010

    NSW Government Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water – Green Globe Awards – 2010 Community Sustainability Award by a NSW not-for-profit organisation, St Vincent de Paul Society Headquarters, Lewisham

    Target Sustainability @ Marrickville – Environment Awards– Marrickville Council Beyond Target Stewardship Award – Winner. St Vincent de Paul Society Headquarters, Lewisham

    Master Builders Awards – MBA Excellence in Construction Awards Commercial Buildings $10,000,001 – $25,000,000 – Winner. St Vincent de Paul Society Headquarters, Lewisham

    Consult Australia Awards of Excellence Silver Medal – Hume Hwy Alliance for Northern Hume Alliance

  • 2009

    CCAA Public Domain National Award for Best Bridge Design for Tumbarumba Bridge Public Artwork

    Landcom Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards for 95 Pacific Highway, Charlestown

  • 2008

    Master Builders Awards for Excellence in Construction Regional Awards – Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability – Winner. 309-311 Charlestown Road, Charlestown NSW

    Master Builders Awards for Excellence – Commercial Awards – Extensions, Renovations & Refurbishments – The University of Newcastle, Priority Research Centre for Energy.

  • 2004

    National Trust Heritage Awards – Commendation – 11 Barrack Street, Sydney

  • 2003

    The Architecture Show and The Francis Greenway Society Green Buildings Award – Gold Metal – Martin Bright Steels Site Master Plan, Rozelle, Sydney

    RAIA NSW Conservation and Adaptive Re-use – Commendation. 11 Barrack Street, Sydney

  • 2002

    RAIA National Interior Architecture Award – Campus MLC, North Sydney

  • 2001

    The Architecture Show Magazine & Francis Greenway Society Green Buildings Award Institute of Languages

    Metal Building Award Certificate of Merit for Wharf 8 International Passenger Terminal

    The Royal Australian Planning Institute of NSW – Commendation for Excellence in Planning

  • 2000

    RAIA National Sustainable Architecture Commendation for Institute of Languages

    RAIA NSW Ecologically Sustainable Design Commendation Institute of Languages

    RAIA NSW Lloyd Rees Award for Outstanding Civic Design – University of New South Wales Campus Plan

    RAIA Francis Greenway Award, Conservation & Adaptive Re-Use – Commedation – Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

  • 1999

    National Trust Heritage Award Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

    Australian Property Institute Award NSW – Excellence in Property Development – Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

    NSW Tourism Council Award for Excellence – BridgeClimb, Sydney

    RAIA Award for Conservation and Adaptive Res-Use Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

  • 1995

    The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia – Certificate of Commendation. Australian Stock Exchange, Sydney

    RAIA NSW Greenway Merit Award for Architecture – Royal Edward Victualling Yard, Pyrmont, Sydney

    Prime Minister’s Urban Design Award – Commendation. University of New South Wales Campus Plan, Randwick, Sydney

  • 1994

    RAIA National Environmental Award Advanced Technology Centre, University of Newcastle