C.H Smith Building Launceston | ARTAS Architects

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

C.H Smith building launceston | artas architects

Heritage Architecture

The CH Smith Development is an adaptive reuse project which sought to respect the unique existing built heritage, whilst finding practical and innovative solutions to ensure the viability of the completed project. The brief required 5000sqm of open-plan office space to be developed to a 5-star Green Star standard. Key design principles were to respect and re-use as much of the original heritage fabric as possible, a conscious decision was made to show the decayed surfaces where possible, and where it was necessary, when material was replaced it should be obvious that it is new. A link-way between the old and new creates visual separation; the form of the new buildings reflects the form of a saw-tooth warehouse that once existed on the site. Adapting the existing buildings from a derelict position into a 5-star Green Star office fit-out has been achieved through a consistent and shared vision from the entire project team.


C.H Smith Building Launceston / ARTAS Architects / Photographer: ARTAS Architects
C.H Smith Building Launceston | ARTAS Architects | Photographer: ARTAS Architects


Practice team

Scott Curran – Project Architect

Kate Gooch – Graduate of Architecture

Mark Miller – Project Manager, Documentation Leader

Bobby Tieman – Senior Project Technician

Nicole Armitage – Interior Designer

Rob Smith – Graphic Illustrator


Fairbrother Pty Ltd – Builder

Plico Design Studio – Heritage Architect

Sustainability House – ESD Consultant

Rare – Structural Engineer (carpark) & Civil Engineer

Tarkarri Engineering – Acoustic Consultant

Brile Pty Ltd – Heritage Consultant

Coordinated Engineering Service – Structural (main bldg) Engineer & Services Engineer

Photographer – Dave Groves and ARTAS Architects

Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner
State Partners

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