Architect Bruce Medek – founding director of Gall & Medek Architects and past president of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects – has been appointed Principal at bureau^proberts.
March 10th, 2011
Bruce Medek has joined bureau^proberts, bringing with him a wealth of international experience and a history of diverse projects.
One of Medek’s key interests is the design of educational facilities, which he describes as critical “social infrastructure.”
While Director at Gall & Medek, Medek contributed to the masterplanning of the existing site around a single TAFE agricultural building, in a rural area 30 kilometres outside of Bundaberg.
The administration building (pictured) was first to be constructed. A small general learning building followed, and 2 more buildings are yet to begin construction.
“The design of schools has the potential to have a significant impact on students’ learning – our design can make the classroom a more challenging and inspirational atmosphere,” said Medek.
“As architects, we have a responsibility for social stewardship of these projects, because it’s such an important development stage in a young person’s life. I value the ability to have an imprint on someone’s thinking through our work.”
bureau^proberts has worked on a number of educational facilities in Queensland – including Griffith University – with several new projects underway, as well as a portfolio encompassing residential, masterplanning, retail and commercial development.
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