Testimonials

John Kinsella AM — Managing Director

Billbergia – Brisbane Skytower Project

Billbergia and AMP Capital, joint developers in the Brisbane Skytower Project in Brisbane CBD would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Noel Robinson Architects for delivering an exemplary design outcome.

Noel Robinson and his team reconfigured an earlier design for a hotel and apartment building on this site into one 90 storey mixed use residential tower, making it the largest residential building in Australia. This residential tower contains approximately 1140 apartments of various configurations; it also contains a well-defined roof top swimming pool as well as other high-end, mid-rise recreational facilities.

Noel Robinson Architects the new mixed use residential tower design above ground produced in conjunction with the developer; they were then commissioned to produce the Development Approval drawings in an extremely short period of time and their delivery of the drawings in that timeframe enabled the developers to obtain a rapid council approval turnaround of the DA in just six weeks. Noel Robinson Architects, as the Design Architect for the new mixed use residential tower above the ground plane, have assisted the developer in achieving profitable outcomes for the development, as well as balancing the design outcome for an iconic building which will stand the test of time in Brisbane's skyline. Noel Robinson Architects also were engaged to produce construction documentation for the building contractor.

Evegeny Skigin

Evgeny

Noel Robinson Architects are a very friendly and professional team in a well organised company. Noel is an outstanding architect who is happy to think outside of the box and graciously cater to the client’s wishes and instructions, while observing an experienced architect’s scrutiny to the details of the project as a whole. Noel Robinson Architects has managed to be of great assistance in every aspect of the journey and I can only highly recommend Noel and his team at NRA.

Drew Brockhurst — General Manager, QLD & NT

BESIX Watpac

Watpac has had an association with NRA Collaborative and its founder Noel Robinson, over numerous projects for more than 20 years. The most recent project being the roof structure over three aircrafts at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach. After collaborating on the original museum project circa 2003, BESIX Watpac welcomed nra-co-lab’s approach to re-join for the Airpark Roof which included an 8000m2 steel roof structure, elevated viewing platform plus light and sound show for evening viewing. The project was delivered for Qantas’ centenary celebrations in early 2020.

BESIX Watpac and NRA Collaborative have worked together on a diverse portfolio of works including The Pullman Ibis Conference Centre at Brisbane Airport plus Mincom Central, a commercial office tower where the structure spanned multiple rail lines, adjacent Brisbane’s busy Central Rail Station.

BESIX Watpac are acutely aware of the design flair that nra-co-lab produce and find that Noel and his experienced team have always acted professionally and promptly delivering high quality work in all disciplines of architecture. They understand their clients’ needs and create unique and iconic designs that BESIX Watpac are proud to be associated with.  The personal touch from the nra-co-lab team creates a cooperative approach to design which ensures the project outcomes exceed expectations.

We are pleased to recommend NRA Collaborative for future projects across a range of sectors.

Rick Graf — Development Director

Billbergia Group

I have personally known Noel Robinson for several decades and was delighted when we engaged his firm, Noel Robinson Architects to design our new 90 storey residential tower at 222 Margaret Street.

Noel and his team were able to capitalise on the potential of our site through clever design and in a short timeframe were able to design, lodge and receive a quite rapid Development Approval from the Brisbane City Council.

Noel Robinson Architects have designed an iconic building for our Billbergia/AMP joint venture and have made a great contribution to the Margaret Street precinct with the way that they have designed Skytower and have created an enduring landmark in Brisbane’s central business district.

Toby Lewis

Trinity Development Group

As an organisation, Noel Robinson Architects presents an outstanding level of expertise in all architectural disciplines. Put simply, Noel Robinson and his team are affable, versatile and highly experienced in all design sectors.  I commend NRA on their high degree of professionalism and success in fostering positive client partnerships.

Don O’Rorke

Consolidated Properties

Noel Robinson’s passion, overarching vision and creativity can be attributed to his firm’s illustrious reputation. His ability to inject architectural flair and professionalism into his projects ensures functional and impeccably designed structures.

David Lamond

Optus Capital Limited

I have had the privilege to brief Noel Robinson on a number of projects ranging from office building design to home renovation work.  His team shares his creativity, vision and ability to balance design flair with commercial imperatives. I look forward to further opportunities to engage and be challenged by Noel and his team.

Steven Goakes

Consolidated Properties

Noel Robinson’s passion, overarching vision and creativity can be attributed to his firm’s illustrious reputation. His ability to inject architectural flair and professionalism into his projects ensures functional and impeccably designed structures.

Roberto Badalotti

Azzura Corporation

In our experience the service received from Noel Robinson Architects far exceeds expectations and we have always found them a pleasure to do business with.  They have constantly delivered in all aspects of their engagements with our projects and we would highly recommend Noel Robinson and the team at NRA to anyone.

Chris McCluskey

Brookfield Multiplex

Led by visionary architect Noel Robinson, NRA ranks as one of finest architectural practices in Australia. Multiplex is proud to have enjoyed a successful affiliation with NRA, having experienced Noel’s intrinsic architectural expertise and proactive response to issues first-hand.

John Shepherd

Brookfield Multiplex

Within a very short time of arriving in Brisbane I came across Noel and his design and architecture firm Noel Robinson Architects. Not only have I found Noel to be one of the best connected business men in Brisbane but after seeking a proposal from his firm for the provision of architectural services for Building 2 at Portside (Brookfield Residential Properties) I have also experienced firsthand the design ability and commercial flair that he and his team possess. In over 20 years, and many projects, I can count on one hand the number of architectural firms that are able to deliver good design that is commercially relevant and viable: Noel is one such Architect and the passion that he shows not only for his work but also for his client relationships is second to none. A truly international Architect who can mix it with the best of them.

Peter Madras

Resort Corp

In development, to achieve signature results you must engage a signature professional. Our choice of Noel Robinson Architects (NRA) was based on Noel Robinson’s architectural achievements and his uncompromising pursuit of excellence. Having worked closely with NRA it’s our experience that Noel Robinson takes a strong personal interest in his projects and demonstrates an exceptional aptitude for interpreting client needs and delivering meticulous and considered design outcomes.  Put simply, NRA is an impressive organisation who has gained an enviable reputation over the years for their commitment to truly outstanding architecture. Architectural flair & innovation to meet client's briefs & excels in design solutions. Concept & Master planning are also very strong areas of expertise that NRA has & understanding how to work with overseas developers, especially from Asia, is a skill that Noel has embraced better than most. I have no hesitation in recommending Noel & NRA for projects that need innovative design solutions with some architectural flair that works commercially, but creates a difference that endures.

Scott Flynn

Scott Flynn Properties

Kenlynn Properties has enjoyed a mutually rewarding association with NRA since 1976, and we look forward to continuing our relationship. We have a very high regard for all aspects of the practice which is led with style, strength, commitment and persistence by Noel. Noel is a very unique character in the world of architecture, and stands strong with the belief that ‘good design is good businesses. Overall, Noel Robinson’s firm offers quality advice, service, skills and outcomes.

Noel is a breath of fresh air in his profession. His enthusiasm is infectious, his talent is dynamic and his leadership is very strong. Noel is surrounded by similar people, and this is why the firm, NRA, are at the forefront of their profession. I have no hesitation to recommend the firm of NRA and their leader Noel Robinson for any type of project, big or small.

I would like to thank you for your wonderful efforts with our project and particularly in attending today with the Lord Mayor. It is now only 6 months to opening the doors, both Anthony and I appreciate your guidance and advice. Thank you Noel.

Peter Flynn

Kenlynn Properties

I have worked with Noel Robinson for approximately 30 years. Noel has designed, over that time, innumerable outstanding buildings, both commercial and residential. He has created and documented award winning projects for our company, of which we are very proud. Noel’s practice has consistently achieved outstanding results for us in dozens of projects over a long time frame. No doubt, we will work with him and his practice in the future, on many projects and do so, with the utmost enthusiasm and confidence.

Peter Lewis

Plafaire Projects Pty Ltd

Noel Robinson and his team are truly an enigma – they embody all that is good about professionalism and are truly at the leading edge of contemporary architecture.

KR Leyshon

Gold Casket Art Union Office

Noel Robinson and his team at all times displayed a highly professional, yet friendly and cooperative approach. I cannot think of a time when their response to the many and varied issues and problems that arise in major construction work, was other than very positive, logical and well thought. They were always available to attend our needs promptly.

Graeme Wills — Deputy Chairman

QANTAS Foundation Memorial Ltd

The Qantas Founders Outback Museum in Longreach has been transformed into a world class museum following the launch of Luminescent Longreach, a spectacular light and sound show which is projected onto the fuselage of the Museum’s Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and Super Constellation aircraft beneath an 8,000m2 Airpark Roof designed by nra-co-lab. Luminescent Longreach tells the story of the history of Qantas from an idea conceived on the battle fields of Palestine during World War I through to an international airline which celebrates its centenary in 2020. In only the first two months of operations, the Airpark Roof has hosted 10,000 visitors, more than fulfilling the design brief to protect the heritage aircraft, provide an all-weather facility for visitors and present the unique experience of Luminescent Longreach.

The team at nra-co-lab has been involved with the Museum for over 20 years. They have developed an intimate knowledge of the Museum, understand our vision and values and during that period have worked closely with the Board and Executive of the Museum. This close collaboration has given the Museum the opportunity to remain vibrant and relevant in telling the story of Qantas which is now painted on a completely new canvas. The Museum would not have grown into the significant heritage destination and experiential tourist attraction it is today without the vision, guidance, professionalism, drive and dedication of Noel Robinson and the team at nra-co-lab.

John Tabart

Tabart & Partners, Tourism and Property

I have engaged Noel Robinson and his practice for projects in Brisbane, Victoria and the Middle East. I have no hesitation in recommending Noel Robinson’s firm as an example of the highest design skills and performance in all types of projects.

John Kerrigan

SUNCORP Property Management Limited

I thank Noel Robinson and his team for their skills and for thinking outside the square in such a way that has developed a memorable, exciting and commercially responsive result for our company. I have no hesitation in recommending Noel Robinson Architects as a firm of the highest design skills and performance in all types of projects.

Joe Shannon — Job Title

Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd

It is the belief of QANTAS Foundation Memorial Ltd that Noel Robinson deservedly ranks among the outstanding Architectural firms in Australia, and are highly recommended to any organisation requiring well designed, functional and visually attractive buildings.

Frank Berger

Mincom

We are grateful to Noel Robinson and his team for their superior architectural vision, skills and expertise in designing Mincom Central which has provided us with a truly unique image.

Barry Jakeman

Global Group

I have worked with Noel Robinson & his team for over 25 years in the role of Project & Construction Manager. In that time Noel has always lead from the front with architectural flair & innovation to meet client's briefs & excels in design solutions. Concept & Master planning are also very strong areas of expertise that NRA has & understanding how to work with overseas developers, especially from Asia, is a skill that Noel has embraced better than most. I have no hesitation in recommending Noel & NRA for projects that need innovative design solutions with some architectural flair that works commercially, but creates a difference that endures.

Anthony Flynn

Flynn Property Group

When dealing with a leader in any field there is a certain standard that is anticipated. Still, after over a decade of collaboration, Noel continues to inspire and surprise me.  He combines a sophisticated vision with a mastery of his discipline's technical depths. Noel provides the leadership and direction so important to achieving success. He stamps his authority with a touch of class. Noel brings to the table a lifetime of experience and I rely on his judgement to balance our ideal outcomes with the practical considerations. It is the aggregation of these things that gives me the confidence to engage with him on all of my most critical projects.

Fred Brands

Hutchinson Builders

As one of Queensland’s leading Building Contractors, our company and myself personally have been involved with Noel Robinsons office on a number of projects. Most recently NRA (Noel Robinson Architects) have been the design and project Architect for the delivery of the new 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel in Mary Street, Brisbane. As the design and construct contractor for this project, we have had a close relationship with NRA and have been impressed with their performance and delivery throughout the project. We are also impressed with the professional manner in which we worked together to obtain practical outcomes to everyday building solutions. NRA has worked with us in cooperation to achieve highly successful outcomes that have met both our time and budget constraints. We believe the NRA team have particular design talents including the current projects which we are working with them on, these include a number of Hotel and Apartment buildings. NRA, in our view, are market leaders in their field and help facilitate outstanding outcomes that our company is proud to be involved in.

Harvey Lister

AEG Ogden

I just wanted to tell you how much I have appreciated your excellent work, and your personal support, for our latest concept in Brisbane. I have been delighted with the responsiveness of you and your team in developing concept so far. I think that the visuals look fantastic and I can’t recall a better-presented concept master plan for anything in this city, ever. You are a true professional Noel.

John Kinsella

Billbergia Group

Billbergia and AMP Capital, joint developers in the Brisbane Skytower Project in Brisbane CBD would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Noel Robinson Architects for delivering an exemplary design outcome. Noel Robinson and his team reconfigured the original design for a hotel and apartment building on this site into one 90 storey mixed use residential tower, making it the largest residential building in Australia. This residential tower contains approximately 1140 apartments of various configurations; it also contains a well-defined roof top swimming pool as well as other high-end, mid-rise recreational facilities. Noel Robinson Architects designed the new mixed use residential tower above ground; Noel Robinson Architects were then commissioned to produce the Development Approval drawings in an extremely short period of time and their delivery of the drawings in that timeframe enabled the Developers to obtain a rapid Council approval turnaround of the DA in just six weeks. Noel Robinson Architects, as the Design Architect for the new mixed use residential tower above the ground plane, have assisted the Developer in achieving profitable outcomes for the development, as well as balancing the design outcome for an iconic building which will stand the test of time in Brisbane’s skyline. Noel Robinson Architects were also engaged to produce construction documentation for the D&C tender.

Graeme Wills

Qantas Founders Outback Museum

Noel Robinson Architect has ensured that the design options considered compliment the natural and built landscape; Has maintained a focus on the long term development of the museum; Has provided advice when additional professional services needed to be engaged; Has a very extensive relationship with industry; Has been very engaged in ensuring the project remains within the Museum budget; Has prepared and estimated many design and construction methodologies to ensure the project remains within budget; Has met all project timeline Milestones; Has been accessible to the client 7 days a week in the pursuit of meeting deadlines; Has been very understanding of the challenges of working with a Board which is comprised of people from varying professions and backgrounds; Has listened to and been able to clearly distil the many ideas presented by QFOM; Has embraced the thoughts and aspirations of QFOM and integrated these into the project; nra-co-lab has continued its relationship with QFOM for more than 20 years; QFOM is a very satisfied client of nra-co-lab.

Trevor & Judith

St. Lucia, Queensland

Noel Robinson and his team continue to able to consistently achieve harmony, comfort and interest in every space of buildings they design, and it is great experience, every day, that we live in one of their architectural creations.

Richard Cass

Bonacci

It has been a pleasure working with yourself and your team on the Skytower project. Your team has always acted professionally and responded promptly to all requests. I have been impressed with the consistent fast turnaround time in which your office has delivered high quality work. I look forward to working with your team in the future.

Sarina Russo

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Peter Sheehan AO

In all my professional dealings with Noel, he has been an exceptional professional. He was sensitively alert to my demands, always ethical in his interactions with me, never compromised on the quality of product and he was totally approachable.