Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General
Ipswich, Queensland
Traditional Custodians of the Land
Yuggera people

About the project

This project involved the design of a new building with a comprehensive brief to include a fully integrated complex of five district courts, eight magistrates courts, chamber facilities, a secure four-tier circulation system and an integrated watch-house and police station.

Conrad Gargett (formerly as ABM Architects) sought to utilise clear legible functional planning and a sensitivity to the competing demands of circulation, security, natural day lighting and views from all significant and work spaces. The planning was incorporated on a tight inner-city site, resulting in a successful design that was described by the client as ‘intuitive in the way that the building supports the operations and vision of the Justice Department’.

In association with Cox Architecture.

FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture, AIA QLD 2010
GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture, AIA QLD 2010
State Award for Art & Architecture, AIA QLD 2010