Outkast Case Study: AIPE

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION  (AIPE)

Our  client was extremely happy when they moved into their new 3,800 sqm space. Spanning across 7 levels including and a new lobby area, Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE)  moved into their new fitout at 160 Sussex street feeling re-energised and looking forward to the future.

When Outkast Design Manage Construct first met AIPE the end of their previous lease was looming and with ambitions to grow and increase their student numbers, they were looking for a space that could accommodate growth and a trendy location that would attract students looking for an ‘Australian’ learning experience.

160 Sussex Street suited their brief perfectly, close to the iconic Darling Harbour and with multiple levels to accommodate their expanding business. Our design brief was simple, to create an inspirational space that would motivate both students and staff alike whilst simultaneously ensure all operational requirements were met.  With a tight deadline and even tighter budget we were stretched to be creative with design which led to innovation. An example of this is the way we added  glamour to areas such a study lounges and student breakouts through the use of timber planks- more commonly used as a structural element not finishing product- as wall and ceiling cladding.

 We achieved maximum student numbers through considered design and consultation with BCA requirements. The DA was approved for the maximum number of students that the client was aiming for with no changes to designs  necessary.

Whilst meeting the brief and coming in on budget and under time schedule, the shining result of this project is that it has enabled AIPE to grow as a business, providing a desirable and inspirational space for students to learn in.

 

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