Stock Hotel | Kin Architects

Stock Hotel | Kin Architects | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Stock Hotel | Kin Architects

Traditional Land Owners
the Jarowair and Giabal people of the Toowoomba Region



Darling Downs and West Moreton

Commercial Architecture
Graham Nielsen Constructions Pty Ltd
Christopher Fredrick Jones
Project summary

The Stock Hotel renovation explored ways to engage with the mix and dynamic of the patronage and to foster an accessible and dynamic community space. The architecture draws from the surrounding rural structures, creating a modern country pub successfully remaining a much-loved space by existing patrons and bringing new clientele from workers to weekend weddings.

The strategy to open the front and rear of the pub creates a strong engagement to the street and stock auction yards and improved amenity to the interior spaces. It also facilitated a robust yet refined garden bar that can withstand the lunch-time-steel-cap-rush.

The renovation required more than a face lift, as the external areas were neglected and lacked connection with the bar and live music stage. I saw KIN as a dynamic team who could deliver a functional, well designed pub which would attract a new crowd, while keeping the familiar regulars comfortable. It was critical for the pub to remain in operation during construction and KIN were able to successfully deliver on a multi stage project.

KIN understood the mix and dynamic of the patrons to deliver on a great design which has been successful for my business.

Project Practice Team

Elena Parker, Graduate of Architecture
Leah Gallagher, Design Architect
Marjorie Dixon, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Integrated Building Certification, Building Surveyor
Leroy Palmer Consulting Engineers, Hydraulic Consultant
Leroy Palmer Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer

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Stock Hotel | Kin Architects | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

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