Our people and projects shine at MBA Excellence in State Awards

November 15, 2022 | General

Paynter Dixon has won a record three awards at the 2022 Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards:

  • Hannah Ipsen, 1st Year – Apprentice of the Year
  • Norwest Christian College Secondary Learning Precinct, Construction, Private Schools, $10 million to $15 million
  • Lady Banks Rooftop Bar, Construction, New Hospitality Building, Up to $5 million

The prestigious awards program showcases excellence in construction, workmanship, innovation and dedication to the industry.

Hannah Ipsen, 1st Year Apprentice of the Year

As a young woman exploring a career in construction, Hannah Ipsen is enjoying the mix of studying an Apprenticeship in Carpentry with the hands-on experience gained on site. In the past year, Hannah has worked on several projects, including a three-level, inground car park in the Parramatta CBD.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work in supportive team environments where I can gain valuable experience across the various facets of construction,” says Hannah.

The award made note of her “admirable dedication and an eagerness to learn”.

An avid surfer raised on the Central Coast, Hannah worked in student support services and after-school care before eyeing a career in construction.

Norwest Christian College, Secondary Learning Precinct

Located in north-west Sydney, Norwest Christian College is a faith-centred learning community with nearly 900 students from kindergarten through to year 12. Paynter Dixon was engaged to design and construct the new Atrium building which includes 8 classrooms, science labs, STEM facilities, a 150-seat lecture theatre, study area, and a large, two-storey atrium and stair.

The building’s design and spatial awareness responds to the College’s ‘Building Purposeful Lives’ learning framework.

Attending the awards night, Norwest Christian College’s Principal, Felicity Marlow, praised the relationship: “I am incredibly grateful for the partnership we have with the team at Paynter Dixon. Their expertise and experience have meant that the complete process; from inception to completion, has been exceptional.”

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Lady Banks Rooftop Bar

Working closely with Paynter Dixon, Bankstown Sports Club embraced a bold vision vision of hospitality, transforming the unused rooftop of a commercial tower into an acclaimed venue which challenges the city as a destination.

The project involved the installation of a full commercial kitchen, wood fired pizza oven and a central bar. The interior design features joinery and specialised wall finishes create a vibrant space with views extending from the CBD to the Blue Mountains.

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