Dock4 is based in Hobart and Melbourne and this year marks 10 years of successful operation. We have developed into a practice with a wide range of skills and experiences and a diverse project portfolio ranging from smaller domestic alterations to major new community facilities, across metropolitan, regional and remote locations.
Threading this diversity together is our commitment to running a practice that prioritises and reflects our clients’ needs, including budgets, timelines, aesthetics, functionality and durability. We work with a collaborative, flexible design approach -client-focussed and responsive, driven by each project’s individual requirements and our dedication to economic, environmental and social sustainability.
We value consultation, collaboration and design excellence and share our skills with many repeat clients, from home owners to councils, government agencies and educational organisations.
Over the past 10 years our portfolio of residential, commercial and public projects has received Australian Institute of Architects awards and featured in a range of publications.
2016 Winner Australian Institute of ArchitectS
(Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture)
Clarence High Sports Pavilion
"This is a bold architectural design that explores the geometric purity of two cylindrical volumes of different sizes, to establish a truly three-dimensional building without any sense of front or back. It elegantly responds to the challenging brief of servicing two sports fields on disjunctive axes. The design emphasises reconfiguration and flexibility on a tight budget and, when not in use, is fully secured by sliding grilles. A restricted material palette of steel and dark, glazed bricks succeeds in addressing resilience, legibility and cost. It is softened by considered insertion of varnished timber and laminate for detailing and screening." - Judges comments
2014 COMMENDATION Australian Institute of ArchitectS
"With an adventurous client, the architect has provided critical design moves in direct correlation with a very tight budget. The design cues embody a necessity for restraint to expose the curious and fascinating histories, whilst capitalising on this unlikely group of intersecting spaces within inner city Hobart. It is an exercise in knowing what to leave, what to focus on and what to do away with. The ambience of the residual space is unparalled anywhere in Hobart City. The jury celebrates this unique client – architect relationship and looks forward to seeing the future stages of the project towards it’s completion." - Judges comments