Formed in 2010 as an evolution of Morris-Nunn & Associates, Circa Morris Nunn continues to be one of Tasmania’s leading design practices. Based in Hobart, Circa’s output comprises a diverse mix of projects from intimate residential work through to some of the states largest building projects, both public and private.
This range of projects not only provides an avenue for diverse ideas and approaches (allowing projects to learn from each other) but also focuses the office on both micro and macro design issues during all stages of the project.
Circa is pre-qualified for government work, having recently overseen the successful completion of the redevelopment of Princess Wharf No.1 Shed and Public Forecourt on Hobart’s Waterfront ($17M) for the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance. Circa has also just completed the design work for the redevelopment of the Macquarie Wharf No.2 Shed into a dedicated cruise terminal and logistical facility for the Australian Antarctic Division.
Other recent large scale projects include the Saffire Resort at Coles Bay ($32M), St Canice Residential Aged Care Village ($39M) and the redevelopment of the IXL Warehouses on Hobart’s Waterfront ($19M - including the Henry Jones Art Hotel, one of Australia’s most awarded premium hotels).
All of these projects are highly complex, finely detailed, and demanding in terms of client requirements, programme development and delivery time-frame. Each project involved multiple user groups and demanded a responsiveness from the design team to complex fluctuating functional requirements as the briefs were developed and explored.