Congratulations to Lovell Chen principal Milica Tumbas, shortlisted for the 2021 Sustainability Awards, in the Women in Sustainability category, which recognises a significant contribution to built environment sustainability in Australia over the past five years.
Milica Tumbas has certainly made a significant contribution. A certified Passive House designer, she has spearheaded Lovell Chen’s pioneering work in the adaptation and retrofit of significant heritage buildings to Passive House standards, alongside her work on new buildings. As her CV says, most of her work involves the integration of old and new, and in this work she places importance on extending the life of existing buildings and fabric.
[ Milica Tumbas at the 23rd International Passive House Conference, China, where she gave a paper ]
Her recent projects include …
— Old Quad redevelopment, the University of Melbourne : PassivHaus EnerPHit
— Bendigo Soldiers’ Memorial Institute, Bendigo, Victoria : certified Passive House gallery
— Ormond College Graduate Centre, the University of Melbourne
— Ormond College staff residences, the University of Melbourne
— Royal Exhibition Building dome promenade project, Melbourne
— Regent Theatre, Melbourne
And congratulations also to Mirvac with Grimshaw Architects & Carr for the shortlisting of the Olderfleet project in two categories — Commercial (large) and Adaptive Reuse. This project includes three heritage facades facing Collins Street, collectively known as the Olderfleet Buildings. Lovell Chen undertook the conservation works and interpretation strategy for the facades as part of Mirvac’s wider project. Well done, team.
Sustainability Awards shortlists >