Recently, Sean Henriques, Program Director at Edith Cowan University spoke with Architecture AU on his experience working with Lyons. His words below.
“We had a number of groups across all disciplines that took a consortium approach to their bids,” Henriques said. “The one consistent theme was having national, international and local partnerships involved – big and small – and they varied in terms of their individual composition. The thing that stood out with the Lyons consortium was the mix of skills between them. We felt that they were very complementary but, individually, they also had extensive experience in particular disciplines and sectors that were really relevant to what we were trying to achieve.
“This is an incredibly complex project. We didn’t want to just replicate what we do now and re-create it some-where else; we specifically wanted the architects to really push us in terms of creativity and thinking. So it was very important for us to get that diversity and range of thinking into the process. The architects are constantly challenging themselves as well. I get the impression that they’re never quite stopping or resting on their laurels. There’s always somebody coming in with a view that is upping the ante, which I think has been really good.”