The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) required a temporary voting office that would provide a useable, secure space where volunteers and staff could count ballots during the election. The brief stipulated that the office be fitted with mandatory high-security access doors to ensure maximum safety of the ballots. After the election, the AEC would use the space as their head office.
Working collaboratively with architects IA Design, McCormack successfully managed and delivered the entire office fitout – from coordinating trades, through to building works then ensuring a smooth transition to the use of the space as the AEC head office.
The existing relationship between IA Design and McCormack was the key to ensuring this fitout project ran smoothly. With tight lead times that necessitated a last-minute supplier change, the McCormack team was able to deliver a cost-saving solution that seamlessly met deadlines without changing the original specs and plans, and met the AEC’s requirements.
The end solution was a smooth, clean, simple office space incorporating plenty of natural light. AEC branding was merged into the overall fitout design to add a personalised element. As one AEC staff member said during the election: “We should leave our office and come here!” – and they did! [/vc_column_text]