New Anthology of Australasian Healthcare Projects Features Major Lyons Designs and Essay by Corbett Lyon
Six of Lyons' recent projects from across Australia have been featured in a new book published by the International Academy of Health and Design titled Australasian Healthcare Design 2000-2015. The book also features an essay by Corbett Lyon which explores new international trends in healthcare planning and design.
A second essay by one of Lyons' clients, David Grace, discusses the development of Australia's first Superclinics in Victoria. These unique Lyons designed buildings have revolutionised the delivery of health care to communities living in outer metropolitan areas and have injected new thinking into community health architecture and design.
New Queensland Children’s Hospital Wins Prestigious International Design Award
The new Queensland Children's Hospital designed by Lyons (in joint venture with Conrad Gargett) has won the International Future Projects Award at this year's International Academy of Design and Health's Academy Awards. The project competed with other hospital designs from the Middle East, US, Europe and Canada.
The Award recognises projects which set new international design benchmarks for the promotion of health and wellbeing. The jury praised QCH's 'living tree' concept which delivers daylight deep into the building and ensures that patients, families and visitors are provided with a normative and supporting environment.
Lyons' Health Director, Corbett Lyon was selected by the Academy's Scientific Committee to address the Academy's World Congress in Brisbane in July 2013. Lyon spoke on the firm's research work in the field of 'Applied Salutogenics' to an audience which comprised representatives from healthcare organisations, designers and planners, academics and researchers from around the globe.
RMIT University SAB Wins National AIA Architecture Award and World Architecture Commendation
After winning an Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Public Architecture Award earlier this year, Swanston Academic Building has been recognised once again by being awarded a National Public Architecture Award at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 7th November. Swanston Academic Building has received a total of 5 awards, including a Commendation at the 2013 World Architecture Festival, the 2013 Premier's Sustainability Award and the 2013 Australian Construction Achievement Award.
Lyons would like to congratulate and thank all those involved in contributing to and delivering this outstanding project.