Crossley Architects Pty Ltd has gained a world-wide reputation in designing and completing tourist-related projects dominated by aquarium and oceanariums both in Australia and internationally.
Providing architectural and specialist design services, Crossley Architects has been called in to conceptualise and integrate leading-edge aquarium and life support systems for billion-dollar projects.
Based in the Central Business District at Maroochydore, Crossley Architects are in the centre of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the fastest growing area in Australia, only an hour’s drive north of Brisbane.
Currently the Principal, Cam Crossley, is leading a team designing the AUD $6billion Resorts World Sentosa Island, Singapore marine life park component, including all specialist visitor interaction and the park’s marine life systems and retail areas. The Marine Life Park component is valued at Sing$450 million.
Crossley Architects are also designing and advising on the HK$1 Billion Hong Kong Ocean Park Grand Aquarium currently under construction.
The DK400-million Danish–designed “Den Blå Planet” (The Blue Planet), -- the Danish National Aquarium on Copenhagen’s waterfront-- has called in Crossley Architects for their expertise in design and construction for marine life support and visitor interaction. Construction is due to begin next year (2010).
Also awaiting final approval by the NSW Government is a Crossley Architect-designed Flying Boat Base and Museum at Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour.
Crossley Architects was engaged by Underwater World Mooloolaba, Australia, to complete a number of works as part of their 2008 redevelopment scheme. Services included master planning, new otter exhibit, seal pen modifications, exterior and interpretive renovations.
Crossley Architects Pty Ltd are one of a trio of Sunshine Coast businesses including Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) and Aquatic Environmental Systems (AES), who regularly collaborate to provide an effective and experienced team to deliver aquarium- related projects from design through to specialist systems installation.
The trio liaises closely on environmental design and building projects, bringing their own areas of expertise to complex problems.
The three companies are all involved in the Hong Kong project; Crossley Architects and AES co-operate in the Sentosa design; and Crossley and AAT are working with the Danish Architects in providing specialist design and documentation, rockwork and waterproofing for Den Blå Planet.
In March last year (2008) Crossley Architects saw the successful opening of the AUD$12 million Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin, Australia’s newest international tourist attraction, combining a close interaction between visitors, crocodiles and wildlife.
An AUD $7.5 million Australian redevelopment at The Nobbies Centre, on Phillip Island, Victoria, saw Crossley Architects complete construction for Phillip Island Nature Parks in 2007. Crossley Architects was contracted to re-invigorate the existing facility, making it a tourist destination interpreting the island, its conservation work and the sea life of Bass Strait.
Seal Rocks, off-shore, is home to one of Australia’s largest colonies of Australian fur seals. The island is also home to colonies of Little Penguins and sea birds and transient populations of whales and sharks.
For other projects in China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia see link to Crossley Architects Pty Ltd’s Project Data Sheets.
Crossley Architects provide architecture to international standards and design and construction services for:
The specialized field of aquarium and oceanarium architectural design grew from the Principal and Managing Director Cam Crossley’s involvement since 1987 in the award-winning underwater and tourist project Underwater World Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Cam Crossley has qualifications of Registered Architect (Queensland) 2824; a Bachelor of Applied Science - Built Environment (Queensland Institute of Technology); Bachelor of Architecture (Queensland University of Technology), qualifying with distinction in design.
His early life as a self-employed artist and sculptor gave Cam a love of design and a flair for innovation which has carried over into his architecture and designs. See link to Cam Crossley, Principal.
Crossley Architects is an AS/NZS ISO9001:2008 accredited design company.
Crossley Architects are members of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Zoo & Aquarium Association and support the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the World Wildlife Fund.