Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director
Lisa-Maree is Director of Architecture & Urban Design globally at GroupGSA. She leads engagement of teams and clients through design collaboration and strategic direction
GroupGSA undertook a Design Competition to masterplan the Uniting War Memorial Hospital site in Sydney's eastern suburb of Waverley for Uniting Care.
The design proposed the redevelopment of the Western edge of the site with a new gateway and formal entry to the site, plus the addition of a new residential aged care facility and independent living units.
GroupGSA’s approach to the new masterplan was to unfold this introverted site by providing a new legible front door and centralized plaza for ease of access and wayfinding, all whilst retaining the experience of the inner gardens and heritage overlay.
As the first of several buildings proposed to occupy the site, a new Residential Aged Care Facility breaks the once impermeable site boundary with a welcoming entry plaza and publicly focused programme. The building is conceived as a new gatehouse fronting on Bronte Road and frames views back towards the original Vickery House at the opposite end of the site.
We acknowledge First Nations peoples and their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, because we strongly believe in reconciliation and collaborative engagement for a better future. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, whose knowledge, traditions and stories guide custodianship on what will always be their ancestral lands.Enter Site