Celebrating Excellence: AusHeritage member Conrad Gargett’s National Commendation for Heritage at AIA 2023 National Architecture Awards

Thomas Dixon Centre by Conrad Gargett. Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

Conrad Gargett has recently received the 2023 national architecture awards commendation in the heritage category for their work on the Thomas Dixon Centre in Brisbane.

Here’s an extract from the award page:

State heritage listed and State-owned Thomas Dixon Centre is revitalised as a centre of wellness, art, and performance for the State of Queensland, Queensland Ballet and wider Arts community. Conrad Gargett has worked closely with the company to enrich the historic Thomas Dixon Centre, enabling Queensland Ballet to expand and shine on the global stage.

The Queensland Ballet’s visionary development strategy and our architectural response is strongly underpinned by the company’s pillars of art, people, home and wellness. The Thomas Dixon Centre accommodates a larger ensemble of dancers, expands training programs and enhances community initiatives to deliver world-class productions.

The redevelopment enriches people’s lives through ballet, deepening connections with the company’s current audience and inspiring future generations of dancers, artists, technicians, dance/ sports medicine specialists and more, with a new level of accessibility to all aspects of the performances.

AIA Awards Page: https://www.architecture.com.au/archives/awards/thomas-dixon-centre-conrad-gargett