Consulting & Advisory
Katsieris Origami provides consulting and advisory services in architecture and urban design, we have experience in working closely with government based clients, and extensive expertise in the design of justice, health, education, and cultural assets with a particular emphasis on the delivery of projects through the Private Public Partnership (PPP) procurement and development model.
Public Private Partnership
Katsieris Origami were the State Government’s design advisors (architecture and interior design) for the $630 million Bendigo Hospital private public partnership. We provided design advice over the 6-year development throughout all phases of the project, assessing evolving designs against the contract close design and assessing proposed design departures.
The new facility features 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, integrated cancer centre, an 80-bed psychiatry services facility ( including a parent-infant unit), helipad, link-bridge and a multi-deck carpark.
Our role spanned the full 6-year period from PPP bid phase through to the completion of construction, including interiors.
The Royal Children's Hospital Public Private Partnership
Engaged by the State of Victoria to provide design advisory services (architecture and interior design) for the new Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.
Over $1 Billion was invested through a private public partnership arrangement for the design and construction of a specialist children's hospital with a new Model of Care. The new hospital provides over 350 patient beds and 2,000 carparking spaces in a 20,000 sqm 6-level building supporting clinical, research and education facilities.
Our role spanned the 6-year design and construction period providing design advice, design assessments and design reviews across all stages of the construction to ensure the State achieved the highest quality outcome for the people of Victoria.
Public Private Partnership
Katsieris Origami were engaged as the State Government’s Design Advisors (Architecture and Interior Design) for the first tranche of New Victorian Schools delivered under a public private partnership.
The project encompassed the design, construction, operation and maintenance of 12 new primary and secondary school campuses distributed across outer metropolitan Melbourne. The schools incorporated a number of innovative pedagogical features within their design for which Katsieris Origami provided design reviews, design audits and contract close design assessments from the project’s bid phase to the completion of construction and including post occupancy evaluations.
Melbourne Park Redevelopment (Design Quality Team)
Katsieris Origami are Design Advisors and appointees to the State Government’s Design Quality Team for the new Melbourne Park Redevelopment Project. This urban-scaled project spans several years and encompasses the design and construction of the new Tennis Training Centre, the new Margaret Court Arena Development - Eastern and Western Precincts, Tanderrum Bridge and the re-development of the Rod Laver Arena.
Victorian Courts Asset Review
The State of Victoria is continuously improving the services provided by its courts. The Legal Services Master-plan was the first stage in a long term plan for courts building infrastructure and facility management.
Katsieris Origami were engaged to undertake an Asset Review of 12 State Courts including some of the largest court buildings and legal complexes in the State. The Supreme Court of Victoria, the Melbourne Magistrates Court, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Melbourne Children’s Court and several of the larger inner metropolitan and regional Magistrates Courts were part of this commission.
Cultural Strategy for "The Hills"
The Hills is a highly educated, culturally diverse community in the northwest growth corridor of Sydney. The northwest rail alignment required the demolition of council’s 1,600-seat performing arts centre and administration centre. Council wished to ensure future investment would support community development.
The study included extensive consultation with community, cultural and arts organisations and Identifying existing private and public cultural infrastructure to support the exhibition, performance and making of art and included the assets of over 50 private and public schools and religious organisations.
The key actions identified key strategy areas with multi-year action plans to guide Council planning and resource allocation along with indicative expenditure and capital works budgets.
Eastwood Community Hub
(Site Analysis & Funding Model)
Eastwood is a diverse and vibrant community and The Ryde City Council wished to identify options for housing existing and future community organisations in a services hub; either a single integrated facility or a number of smaller buildings accommodating organisations that have particular synergies.
KATSIERIS ORIGAMI undertook a needs analysis of the community and of service organisations for space in Eastwood. In consultation with Council, we developed a needs hierarchy for the Eastwood community and identified three-development scenarios utilising Council owned properties in Eastwood.