Founded on tradition, designed for the future. The tag line at Mayoh Architects fits perfectly with the philosophy of the Byng Street Boutique Hotel and has encouraged the team to strive for perfection during the development of this unique building.
Byng Street, Orange is known for its beautiful homes and striking architecture so when it came time to appoint an architect to develop the historic Yallungah at 62 Byng Street into a boutique hotel, Peter Mayoh was eager to get started.
“We’re used to working on heritage buildings and tackling the challenges that come with this,” Mr Mayoh said. “We take directions from the old, but the additions aren’t supposed to mimic the old, they are a bold statement, celebrating the new lease of life given to the building.”
Mayoh Architects is a versatile multi-disciplinary design practice carrying out a wide range of projects throughout Australia.
“We’re committed to achieving projects of excellence through a personalised approach,” Mr Mayoh said. “The core of our ideals is the belief that each project, client and site holds unique opportunities which can be united into an outcome that exceeds the project’s objectives and makes a contribution to its context, is of its time, and is environmentally responsible.”
Mr Mayoh has led the growth of his practice from small domestic dwellings to university buildings and large educational projects and it was his 45 years of professional experience and approach to design that enticed 62 Byng Street owners David and Lizzie Nock to employ the Mayoh team.
“Peter is a dynamic, ‘hands-on’ director who has taken an active and personal role in all aspects of the project delivery,” says Mr Nock. “He has been with us every step of the way and was as emotionally invested as we were during the development application process.”
Mr Mayoh has always had an affinity for the Central West having grown up on a five generation farm in Crookwell.
“One foot has always been firmly planted in the bush,” Mr Mayoh said. “I understand the importance of developing job opportunities to people living in regional areas.
“I am truly excited about this project,” said Mr Mayoh. “It has been wonderful to watch Orange grow into a healthy, vibrant and diverse community with tourism businesses offering significant cash flow in the district. This development will contribute significantly to the security of hospitality and management opportunities as well as ensure the historic building is maintained and here for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.”