Robert P. Harcourt and Associates commenced operation in Adelaide, 1976.
The business specialized in the engineering design and documentation of service clubs and hotels in South Australia and New South Wales.
In 1979, Robert P. Harcourt and Associates relocated their office to the Gold Coast working in the following fields.
Design in all aspects of domestic housing from footings to ground slabs, suspended concrete slabs, structural beams, windbracing and tiedown.
We have recently completed four proposed brick veneer house designs to be built in Japan in earthquake areas.
Our current large projects are at Glenwood Estate Mudgeeraba, Tee Trees Estate Arundel and Jacaranda Ridge Springwood.
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
Design of small shopping centres to large industrial buildings in masonry, tiltup, concrete and timber structures.
Design of tension or sail structures.
Our office has had extensive experience in design, documentation and construction within the education sector.
From 1983 to 1989 Robert Harcourt was a member of the Building Committee of Somerset College on the Gold Coast and has been personally associated with the College for over a decade.
Our office has been involved with the following projects at Somerset College:
Design and documentation of the Olympic Swimming Pool Facilities
Redevelopment of Science Administration Buildings
Design of The Great Hall, Performing Arts Centre Art Rooms
Design and documentation of Sports Fields including Basketball Facilities
Our most recent involvement in local government projects is Stage 1 of the rejuvenation Greenmount Headland.
This project presented unique design problems with cantilever decks overhanging the rock cliffs of Greenmount.
The rejuvenation of the Broadbeach Mall was another recent project undertaken by this office.
We were awarded a Gold Award for the Greenmount Headland Walk at the 2001 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards.
We are currently involved with the design of structures at Couran Cove Resort, an Ecotourism project on South Stradbroke Island.
Buildings have been designed around existing trees, watercourses and sand dunes.
One notable structure is the Chapel, constructed from rain forest timber that was felled a century ago.