Eric Martin & Associates was formed in 1998. It is the determined policy of the company to provide quality design solutions and practical advice, based on clearly stated information, so that it is easily understood by clients, fellow professionals and the community. Advice is provided within the timeframes established for projects and guided by a QA System to ensure quality projects are delivered on time. The company is active in promoting architecture and design within the community. The awards are for projects we have been principal consultant for and some that we have been sub-consultant for.
AWARDS WON AS PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTS
TOCAL HOMESTEAD, NSW
Our work on this project was to convert an old hay shed into a first class venue for a variety of uses, particularly an interpretation and visitors centre and also a function centre. We utilised our extensive experience in conservation and adaptive re-use to ensure the heritage values of the building were maintained while transforming the structure into something more practical and comfortable for modern usage. This project also utilised energy efficiency principles in the design.
The Visitors Centre has won numerous awards including:
2010 The Hunter Central Coast award for excellence in tourism
2009 The Hunter Central Coast award for excellence in tourism
2008 The Hunter Central Coast award for excellence in tourism
2007 Ten Carat Awards Best Wedding Reception Venue - Hunter Valley
The project is referenced in the NSW Heritage Council and the Institute of Architects' New Uses for Heritage Places.
The success of the venue has led to the conversion of the nearby Old Dairy into a Visitors Centre to extend the capacity of Tocal to hold functions for the community.
AWARDS WON AS SUB-CONSULTANTS
WARATAH FLOUR MILL, NSW
2003 UDIA NSW Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal
EMA provided heritage advice on the creative adaptive reuse for the empty flour silos, turning them into stunning high-class apartments. Our involvement continued throughout the project from initial concept through to completion.
Included in the project was a large scale public art sculpture, designed by artist Paul Martin from EMA specifically for the space and utilising materials from the Flour Mill itself.
EASTWOOD BRICKWORKS, NSW
2002 UDIA NSW Award for the Masterplan, won by Baulderstone Hornibrook
Part of the Masterplan was a heritage and conservation plan, which we prepared to guide the future adaptive reuse of the site.
A video record of the brickworks in operation was prepared prior to its closure.