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New resort and lifestyle community proposed for Burnett Heads

19 April 2018

Shane Thompson Architects have recently been commissioned for the design of a major new Central Facilities buildings and associated housing options within a community masterplan proposed for a greenfield site at Burnett Heads 15kms north of Bundaberg, which will shortly be submitted for DA. The proposed new community focused lifestyle development is aimed towards an older demographic who are actively engaged in the use of recreational vehicles and leisure pursuits. The design of the Community Facilities in particular is revolutionary for this building typology.

The key design drivers and planning concepts which informed the new Community Facilities development included; creating a community, visibility of movement and activity, a Queensland place / tropical place, a community of buildings an spaces rather than one large building, a beautiful integration of architecture and landscape, varying experiences of scale from a generous place of arrival and lager gather spaces to small group spaces, a distinct tropical identity combining influence of traditional main streets, Queensland architecture traditions, lush gardens and information arrangements, individual identity and address to each building and function, a place to meet, greet, hangout and socialise, the heart of the community, the informal lagoon and central garden act as the key organising device, a place for all to be proud of, “our place”.

STA receives 2 nominations for the International German Design Award

18 April 2018

STA were today advised by the German Design Council that 2 of our projects have been nominated for the International German Design Award in Architecture. This prestigious international competition is only open to projects nominated independently by the German Design Council's expert committee. The projects nominated are Elements of Byron Central Facilities and 490 Consulting Suites in Brisbane.

"The award bestows accolades solely on those projects which are pioneering in the German and international design sphere"

Element of Byron - The Top 35 Places to Travel in 2018 - Architecture Digest (AD)

12 January 2018

Byron Bay, Australia


Australia’s hippie-dippie beach town has always attracted surfers and beach bums, but now it’s growing up, with more sophisticated lodging and dining options. Stay at the beachy-chic Halcyon House, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, or one of the eco-chic villas at the Elements of Byron. Savor the ultimate farm-to-table lunch at Three Blue Ducks at the Farm and take in the sunset over the Byron Bay Lighthouse—the easternmost point of Australia.

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Elements of Byron featured in Architecture Australia article

04 August 2017


"On a beachfront site at Byron Bay, Shane Thompson Architects has created a multifarious resort complex comprised of neutrally toned cabins and a striking main building with double curved roof forms."


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490 Consulting Suites makes WAF shortlist

21 July 2017


490 Consulting Suites has been shortlisted in the 2017 WAF Awards. Winning projects will be announced in Berlin on Friday, November 17th.

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490 Consulting Suites in DETAIL magazine

30 June 2017

490 Consulting Suites featured in DETAIL magazine's May/Jun 2017 issue

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We have moved (again)!

29 May 2017


Shane Thompson Architects has relocated to a new studio at 5 Paris Street, West End Qld Australia

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490 Consulting Suites in Architecture & Design

27 April 2017


"The Spring Hill development may represent an alternative model for increasing densities in the character suburbs of the inner-city. At least, where retention of existing fabric is critical."

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Elements of Byron featured in Habitus Living

24 April 2017


"Elements of Byron Resort is a testament to slow architecture – a form of slow living that is perfectly fitting for the ‘feet in the sand, head in the surf’ lifestyle that is favoured in Byron Bay.

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STA has moved

28 March 2017


Shane Thompson Architects has relocated to a new studio.

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