National Museum, Canberra

This award winning building was designed to reflect the diverse nature of the museum collection and celebrates the social history of Australia. The underlying ideas that guide the building’s shape are the Boolean String, and the jigsaw puzzle. ARM and Robert Peck von Hartel Trethowan architects jointly won an international competition to design it in 1997.  Slattery is proud to been involved since the design competition where we supported the winning architects, and have since partaken in various works on this iconic building over a number of years as the museum evolves. Our most recent projects included cost planning and works to the forecourt, administration building, Garden of Australian Dreams including children’s library, main hall entry, public art and landscaping on the south east edge of the Peninsula as part of enhanced public realm experiences.