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Ronald McDonald House, Perth

Children’s health through sustainable design

  • $20M

    Project Value

  • 5

    Storeys

  • 47

    Family Units

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

As a LEED Silver building, this was the first project in Western Australia to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Ronald McDonald Houses are intended to provide a “home away from home” environment for children and their families receiving medical treatment. This one—a new, five-storey facility—serves the Perth Children’s Hospital.

One major goal on the project was to create something that was highly progressive and sustainable. This approach was important in ensuring that every element of the building worked to promote healing, provide comfort, and encourage connection for residents who are far from home. Sustainable designs include water-efficient landscaping, high-performance glazing, timber shading devices, an indoor air quality management plan, and much more.

Our building services design complements architect Gerry Kho’s vision, resulting in stunning and unexpected spaces designed to delight residents. A vast circular light shaft creates a striking connection between the levels, highlighting the communal spaces. Whereas, the “secret garden” and the natural palette finishes have been thoughtfully curated to enhance the positive effect of nature and vegetation on the healing process.

The building includes 47 units for families, a commercial kitchen and laundry, a communal lounge, and dining and play areas. This new Ronald McDonald House provides vital accommodation for families from rural and remote areas with children receiving life-saving treatment.

At a Glance

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Architect
Gerry Kho Architects
Meet Our Team

Stephen King, Fire Section Manager, Principal

Mixing prescriptive with performance-based design, I like to be involved in technical detail without losing focus on the big picture.
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Matthew Quin, Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

I thrive on the challenges that arise in major healthcare and laboratory projects and particularly enjoy engaging with stakeholders during the design process.
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Eric Lemeur, Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

I pride myself on providing efficient, cost-effective structural solutions and am known for my personable and collaborative relationships.
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Prasanna Suraweera, Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

There are a thousand sustainability options out there and I love finding the right path to meet the client’s needs.
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Andrew Wakelam, Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

I’m a people person—I thrive on the collaborative process with both the project design team and between the disciplines at Stantec.
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Stephen King

Fire Section Manager, Principal

Matthew Quin

Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

Eric Lemeur

Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

Prasanna Suraweera

Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

Andrew Wakelam

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

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