MPS Architects’ Win Award For Retirement Living Home Design


Gold Coast-based

MPS Architects has been recognised for its innovative approach to home design, culminating in being awarded the UDIA (Qld) Consultant’s Excellence award on Friday.

MPS Architects received the accolade, in recognition of a Boathouse home designed for Sunshine Coast over 50's community

Halcyon Landing, at a gala function which recognised the efforts of the state’s best developers, projects and industry consultants.

Greg Perlman’s 25 year-old MPS Architects received the award in conjunction with engineering consultant Brown Consulting.

Mr Perlman says that the Boathouse design was named such as it allows the homeowner to store a boat in the third garage space.

“But the point of difference is clever design strategy more than anything,” he said.

“Faced with a series of sloping sites throughout the estate, we came up with a design that made the slope disappear and effectively created an attractive two-storey home with a very large, usable garage space and single-storey living area.

“It also means home owners enjoy views over other single-storey houses in the estate to Mount Coolum.

“It had to be a marketable product that would appWieal to a discerning over 50’s buyer – the result was a home design that sold out quickly at every stage.”

Another contributing factor in the award was MPS Architects’ creation of homes that were simultaneously affordable and individual.

“We were designing homes that had to meet strict criteria – be visually appealing and unique while also being affordable,” said Mr Perlman.

“So no two house façades in the community are the same and site usage is maximised by zero-lot home design.”

The award is the result of a decade of collaboration between Halcyon and MPS Architects.

Halcyon’s joint managing director Bevan Geissman said MPS Architects played a pivotal role in the success of the Halcyon Landing project, which is close to being sold out.

The project comprises 170 homes, including 23 Boathouse designs, on a 22-hectare site fronting the Maroochy River.

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