CAPS – winners

Overall Winner CAPS Design Award & Penrith Council Design Award – MM Creative

The winning team, MM Creative – the design arm of Micron Manufacturing – is a four-year-old business among an emerging generation of non-traditional manufacturers that addressed the challenges at a bus stop in Penrith. The stop is located across the road from Nepean Hospital and is frequented by frail, elderly and disabled people.

MM Creative is an innovative design and manufacturing company that specialises in product development and creative design solutions. Integrity, customer focus, accountability, respect and excellence are among their key values, and how they work to achieve their vision.

CAPS Parramatta Council Design Award & Canterbury-Bankstown Council Design Award- CarterLin 

Team Carter Lin formed as a collaborative partnership between two Sydney based architects, Luke Carter and Mei Ning Lin for the CAPS competition. Luke and Mei Ning have worked extensively together over the last three years on numerous commercial and residential projects. They have a shared interest in designing for the improvement of the civic landscape.

CAPS Inner West Council Design Award- DesignInc Sydney

DesignInc Sydney is a long established Architectural Practise that has developed an strong body of work in transport infrastructure over the last twenty years, covering road, rail, bus and aviation projects. DesignInc has played an active and productive role in a wide range of projects of various scales that takes in heritage, refurbishment, brownfield and greenfield sites. The company is committed to public transport as a way to improve our cities.

CAPS People’s Choice Design Award- Cognito Design

Cognito Design is a school based group from Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School on the NSW Central Coast. The team consists of 11 members from years 9 to 11 who have shown a talent or flair for design with their Design and Technology subjects. The students are undertaking the competition as part of the schools newly introduced ‘Cognito’ program. The team gathered for regular lunch time meetings and had also completed a site visit as well as attended each of the CAPS workshops. The team developed a deep understanding of the main users of the allocated bus shelter in Penrith, these being school students and youth travelers. The students found this an exciting real world venture, each bringing an individual skill set or perspective to the competition.

CAPS judges 

Many thanks to the fabulous judges including:

  • Karen McKeown, Mayor of Penrith, CAPS Head Judge
  • Rod Simpson, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Dr Donna Houston, Macquarie University
  • John Fragiadakis, Samsung
  • Matthew Napper, Stockland

The CASP project continues and will now focus on getting the winning design build and monitored for climate performance.