AFMA, Canberra City
Initially engaged by their client to prepare a refurbishment strategy for 71 Northbourne Avenue. AMC prepared concept plans to demonstrate to AFMA management how the organisation might fit into a new city location over 3 floors. AFMA subsequently committed to the new building and commissioned AMC to establish a detailed project brief, blocking and stacking alternatives and ultimately a detailed design for their new accommodation. The new move was seen as an opportunity to influence the culture of the organisation and new space standards and a commitment to open plan were fundamental to the fitout design. Public and built areas including meeting rooms, offices and utility areas were located close to the core with open planned work areas fanning out to the building façade. With AFMA’s focus on Australia’s ocean areas, a number of compelling graphics were incorporated in strategic locations like the reception area, break out areas and executive area.