Laboratory and Technical Work – selected projects

We are known for thoughtful, client specific design outcomes that are focused on pragmatic solutions.

This reputation is evidenced by the large body of low key, demanding, highly specialised and technically-challenging work we undertake for our clients.

The range of this work is broad, extending to specialist functions including: laboratories, workshops, services infrastructure projects, operating theatres (day surgeries), art gallery and museum quality stores, horse breeding facilities, and recording studios.

Our laboratory and technical work includes:

– research and production laboratories
– security clearance level laboratories
– dangerous goods labs
– radiation facilities
– cross discipline and shared laboratory space
– post graduate research and teaching laboratories
– specialist bulk chemical stores and gas distribution facilities
– research greenhouses
– central laboratory stores
– specialist deliveries facilities
– specialist workshops
– glass blowers
– cleanroom fabrication
– high voltage facilities
– solar array and research facilities
– substations and motor test facilities

We have a working knowledge of all the key industry laboratory standards including AS 2982, AS 2243, AS 60079, OGTR and QAP. We have also assisted clients and users to develop their own safety and management procedures.

We regularly bring this expertise to education clients seeking to provide research-quality environments to their aspiring science students.

Our teaching and research environments were the first laboratory projects to be awarded the prize for Interior Architecture (now called the G.H.M Addison Award) at the Australian Institute of Architects (Queensland Chapter) Awards.

The project examples shown here illustrate the diversity of this technically-demanding work.


For more examples of our laboratory and technical work, please see the “Laboratory” filter at the top of the projects page.


“In working with m3architecture, I have witnessed extraordinarily thoughtful creativity, flair and out-of-the-box thinking, despite working in an environment of often limiting requirements of regulatory bodies governing building and in particular AQIS, PC2 and PC3 compliance. 

I have also been extremely impressed with the efficiency with which plans are developed and implemented and the very high level of professionalism of all staff.”

Professor Melissa Brown, Deputy exec. Dean, Assoc. Dean (Research) Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“The College has found m3architecture to be consistently professional, innovative, efficient, hard working and value for money.”

Graham Leddie, Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s Nudgee College

“m3architecture has developed particular expertise in the design, documentation and contract supervision of both new and refurbished labs.

They are able to liaise with end users at all levels, overcome planning hurdles and keep a tight rein on costs, with good humour and a high level of professionalism.”

Peter Davies, Project Manager,
The University of Queensland Property and Facilities Division