Projects

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Chris Barnett
B.Arch AIA, Director 

m: 0415 380 374
e: info@thirdskin.com.au

63 Morang Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Third Skin has consulting and design experience in a range of building typologies and building industry sectors. Our project experience is summarised in the following three categories. 

CONSULTING
DESIGN
EDUCATION SECTOR  

 

CONSULTING

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ESD consulting roles have included engagements by architects, developers and government to work with design teams across a variety of building typologies and sectors.

 

Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project - PPP

Strategic ESD advice to the bid winning team on the Victorian Schools Public Private Partnership, designing, delivering and operating 11  public schools for the Victorian Government over a 28 year period. All schools were designed to achieve a 5 Star - Green Star Education rating upon release and include a range of integrated community facilities.

Client: ABN Amro, ABI Group, United                     Cost: $400M

 

Sustainable Design Advice

Strategic ESD and sustainability advice relating to the brief of the Victorian Government Architect. ESD discussion paper and assistance in the production of an Ecologically Sustainable design brochure. 



Client: Office of the Victorian Government Architect     Cost: $ N/A

 

Tower Turnaround Competition

Public housing tower rejuvenation, Footscray. Architectural competition ESD brief writing and assessment.

  


Client: Victorian Office of Housing                                 Cost: N/A

 

Carlton Housing Redevelopment Bid

Sustainability strategy and ESD advice to bid design team
 
  




Client: CITTA Property Group/ Australand                      Cost: N/A

 

 

Waverley Park

ESD review and advice on Six Star and demonstration sustainable housing models.
 
  

 

Client: MIRVAC                                                 Cost: $ 100.0M

 

Renewable Energy Discussion Paper

Discussion paper on options for supplying new cooling energy from renewable sources. 
 
  

 

Client: Swinburne University                                         Cost: N/A

 

Living Places Competition

Infill public housing, Dandenong. Architectural competition ESD brief writing and assessment.
 
  

 

Client: Victorian Office of Housing                                 Cost: N/A

 

Geelong Mineral Springs

ESD and collaborative design advice. 
 
  

 


Client: BKK Architects                                                Cost: N/A

 

Designex Latitude Stand

Lifecycle sustainability statement for Buro North's 2007 Designex Latitude Stand.  
 
  

 

Client: Monument Magazine                                         Cost: N/A

 

Commonwealth Games Village

Energy and water advice  
 
  

 


Client: URS                                                       Cost: $ 100.0M

 

Carbon Offsetting

Analysis of carbon neutral business offsetting markets
 
  




Client: Climate Positive                                           Cost: $ 0.1M

 

CSIRO CMIS Division Building

ESD advice   
 
  

 


Client: S2F Architects                                             Cost: $ 5.5M

 

St. Kilda Triangle Bid

ESD advice. Daryl Jackson Architects  
 
  

 


Client: Baracon                                                  Cost: $ 350.0M

 

Heller Street Infill Housing

Sustainability advice  
 
  

 


Client: Six Degrees Architects                                  Cost: $ 2.0M

 

Peninsula Hot Springs Stage II

ESD advice with Greg Burgess Architects
 
  

 


Client: Peninsula Hot Springs                                  Cost: $ 1.2M

 

Australian Government ESD Design Guide

The guide forms the reference for all Commonwealth department in relation to new facilities. 
 
  

 

Client: Department of Environment & Heritage           Cost: $ 1.2M

 

National Potrait Gallery Submission

ESD advice in conjuction with Connell Wagner

 

 

Client: Sean Godsell and PTA                                Cost: $ 32.0M

 

Smith Street Mixed-Use D

ESD advice in conjuction with Jan and Manton Architects

 

 

Client: Banco Group                                              Cost: $ 35.0M

 

Doncaster Hill Apartments

ESD advice in response to Doncaster Hill Strategy

 

 

Client: Woods Baggot Architects                            Cost: $ 75.0M

 

Edgewater Escarpment Precint

ESD advice with SJB Architects

 

 

Client: Delfin Lend Lease                                       Cost: $ 80.0M

 

Holden Headquarters

ESD advice with PTA

 

 

Client: Holden                                                       Cost: $ 25.0M

 

Design

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Architectural design projects completed in recent years include:


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Habitat 21

Third Skin / BKK Architects collaboration selected as one of  four design teams commissioned to produce sustainable, affordable housing models in the mass housing sector. The resulting design provides a pragmatic response to improving sustainability outcomes within the context of current affordability and consumer expectations. Vicurban are looking to build five of the resulting designs as a demonstration project.

Client: Vicuban, DSE & Vic. Gov. Architect             Cost: $ 0.16M

 

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UTAS School of Architecture & Design

Chris Barnett instigated the innovative architectural collaboration between SBE and Six Degrees, won a competitive EOI process and was the Project Architect for design of the award winning new School of Architecture & Design in Launceston for the university of Tasmania. 

 

 

 

2007 National RAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture
2007 RAIA Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage
2007 RAIA Tasmania- Sustainability, Public Building & Heritage Awards 

Client: University of Tasmania                                 Cost: $ 6.4M 

 

Broome Filter House

Demonstration sustainable public housing model for the north-west of  WA. Monitored in operation by SEDO has shown the house to use 47% less electricity and 51% less water than the avergae Broome house.

2007 RAIA WA Sustainability Award 
2005 HIA GreenSmart Award  

Client: WA Department of Housing & Works              Cost: $ 0.3M

 

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2010 Venice Architecture Biennale

Third Skin is part of a multi-discipline design team that has been selected to exhibit work in the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. The -41 41 installation will feature as part of  a 3D Australian presentation titled NOW WHEN Australian Urbanism.

Design Team: Peck Dunin Simpson Architects - Fiona Dunin, Alex Peck, Andrew Simpsons in association with Martina Johnson, Third Skin, Eckersley Garden Architecture, Angus McIntyre, Tim Kreger  

 

Office Fitout

Design Architect
 
  

 


Client: eservices Interactive                                     Cost: $ 0.1M

 

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Randolph House Renovation and Extensions

Project Architect. Project Management
 
  

 


Client: Private Client                                                Cost: $ 0.2M

 

Fraser House

Project Architect. Project Management
 
  

 


Client: Private Client                                                Cost: $ 0.5M

 

Suffolk Park House

Project Architect. Project Management
 
  

 


Client: Private Client                                                Cost: $ 0.6M

 

Bulgarra House

Project Architect. Water system regeneration and permaculture design. Project Management
 
  

 

Client: Private Client                                                Cost: $ 0.3M

 

Claridge House

Project Architect. Project Management
 
  

 


Client: Private Client                                                Cost: $ 0.4M

 

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Cudgera House

Project Architect. Project Management
 
  

 


Client: Private Client                                              Cost: $ 0.18M

 

Folio of Earlier Design Work 

PDF Link to a Folio of Chris Barnett's earlier architectural design work.

 

Education Sector Roles

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Chris Barnett has a depth of experience in the education sector and a long running interest in the opportunities teaching spaces hold to communicate ESD.

 

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Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project - PPP

Strategic ESD advice to the bid winning team on the Victorian Schools Public Private Partnership, designing, delivering and operating 11  public schools for the Victorian Government over a 28 year period. All schools were designed to achieve a 5 Star - Green Star Education rating upon release and include a range of integrated community facilities.

Client: ABN Amro, ABI Group, United                     Cost: $400M

 

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Victorian Schools - ESD Guidelines

Project manager ESD Guidelines for all new Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Schools. 

 


Client: Victorian DEECD                                              Cost:N/A 

 

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Dandenong Education Precinct

ESD advice to Hayball Architects 

 

 

Client: Victorian DEECD                                              Cost:N/A 

 

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UTAS School of Architecture and Design

Refer "UTAS School of Architecture" under Design section above 
 
  

 


Client: University of Tasmania                                  Cost: $ 6.4M

 

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Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre

Independent ESD advice to Swinburne, working with H2O Architects 
 
  

 


Client: Swinburne University                                     Cost: $ 10M

 

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Wallan Secondary School

ESD advice 
 
  

 


Client: Hayball Leonard Stent Architects                   Cost: $ 8.1M

 

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Xavier College Early Learning Centre

ESD advice 
 
  

 


Client: Y2K Architects                                            Cost: $ 3.0M

 

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Wesley College

ESD advice on enclosure of existing courtyards
 
  

 


Client: Cox Architects                                            Cost: $ 3.5M

 

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Victorian School's Innovation Commission

Advice on innovation in school design as part of the Sustainability Committee advising the VSIC.
 
  

 

Client: Victorian School's Innovation Commission        Cost: $ N/A

 

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Sustainable School Buildings Discussion Paper

Australian Schools - ESD  Research paper
 
  




Client: Global Sustainability at RMIT                          Cost: $ N/A