The 1950s were pivotal years in the development of Australia with world attention focussed on Melbourne hosting the Olympic Games in 1956. With a tide of growing post-war confidence and national pride, a series of landmark projects changed the face and identity of Australia forever.
It was in this atmosphere that Bill Irwin with architects Peter McIntyre, Kevin Borland, John and Phyllis Murphy won the design competition for the Melbourne Olympic Pool in 1953; and the company was born enthused with the spirit of innovation and design. Other landmark projects quickly followed such as the Academy of Science Dome, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and BHP House in Melbourne. The designs featured modern solutions and new engineering thinking which has continued from the company’s beginning through to today.
Parliament House, Canberra - the nation's centre of government; the new Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne; Pandanas Mantra – a new landmark development in Darwin; and numerous residential and retail high rise developments in Melbourne's Docklands – are all proud examples of our leading engineering design and our pride in changing the face of Australia.
The company has grown over time, alongside many of Australia's respected architectural practices and leading construction companies. While our work has spread throughout Asia and the Pacific - our aims have not changed. Our pedigree of significant projects makes Irwinconsult a highly recognised and respected consulting company committed to achieving your aims.
You can be confident of our ability to deliver outstanding results across a diverse range of industry sectors and project types with an approach that encompasses our core values of: