Mimili Single Men’s Housing

In 2005, the Design Construct Program was engaged by the Department of Families and Communities to design and construct Single Men’s Housing for the Mimili Aboriginal Community. This project involved staff and students in lengthy community consultation from which evolved a design proposal that gained Development Approval in 2008.

Prefabrication of the project followed requiring a total of 16 intensive two week prefabrication elective courses each involving up to 25 students. In 2009, the first of six intensive site construction elective courses began, each involving as many as 40 students who worked with the Mimili Community to complete the project. In all, the project involved about 500 students many of whom enrolled in more than one of the several courses offered.

The project was completed in June 2011. In 2009 the Single Men’s Housing project at Mimili was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement by the University of South Australia.

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  • Mimili Single Men’s Housing

    Mimili Single Men’s HousingMimili Aboriginal Community, APY Lands, SA

  • Mimili Single Men’s Housing

    Mimili Single Men’s HousingMimili Aboriginal Community, APY Lands, SA

  • Mimili Single Men’s Housing

    Mimili Single Men’s HousingMimili Aboriginal Community, APY Lands, SA

Current Project

Design And Construct

In early 2012, on the basis of evolving experience with remote Indigenous projects, the Design Construct Program was invited to assist a community at Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu, to design and construct visitor accommodation as a means of generating income for children’s education.

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Get Involved

As a participant in Design Construct you will be involved in all stages of the building process, including developing design proposals, dealing with clients, building and documentation. This valuable process is one of the best possible preparations for your professional life.

Projects pass through several phases:

  • Design: students are briefed, survey sites and produce proposals
  • Design development: students undertake intensive courses, developing their designs in small groups
  • Planning and certification
  • Building: two-week prefabrication sessions are run during student holidays. Students are also involved in on-site building

Projects are generally long-term and pass from one group of students to another.

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Please contact us during business hours
(9 - 5 Monday to Friday)

Location: City West (BH4-27)
Telephone: +61 8 830 27441
Fax: +61 8 830 20211
Email: david.morris@unisa.edu.au

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