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Mirvac is a development company. Its design team is more like a drafting service, with the important issues to do with council, planning and large design questions being managed by the development managers (mostly tight polyester-shirt wearing Sicilians). This explains why the quality of their design has rapidly deteriorated over the past years.
Mirvac insists on a twenty percent return. Their niche is building cheap flashy flats for immigrants (Rhodes, Chatswood, Harold Park, etc). Interestingly, the buildings are designed from "the inside out", meaning that the plan of the apartments is mostly determined by Sepp 65 (daylight, privacy, etc) and other planning requirements. This explains why the facades are so busy.
They typically use external design architects to add flair at the beginning of a project.

Newington Olympic Village
Homebush, New South Wales
1996 / 2008

The suburb of Newington is 15km from Sydney’s CBD and was the home to the 2000 Sydney Olympics housing 16,000 athletes.
It comprises 2,000 dwellings and includes 400 hectares of parkland, pedestrian linkages, a school and shopping centre.
Architects in association: Eeles Trelease, Vote Associates, Tanner and Associates, Gordon and Valich, Virginia Kerridge Architects, Grose Bradley Associates, Order Architects, Tonkin Zulhaika, PTW, Hassell

8 Chifley Square
Sydney CBD, New South Wales

8 Chifley Square will be a premium grade commercial building on a landmark Sydney CBD site. It will stand a height of 30 storeys, with an approximate net lettable area of 19,000 square metres.
Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Lippmann Associates in association with Mirvac Design

Ephraim Island
Gold Coast, Queensland
2001 / 2009

Ephraim Island is a 9.6 hectare site located off the northern Gold Coast at Paradise Point. It is a prestigious residential development comprising five residential precincts made up of a mix of apartments, waterfront villas, beach front houses and a residential/commercial recreation facility with a private residential marina.

Yarra's Edge
Docklands, Victoria
1999 / 2005

The Yarra’s Edge development creates a new urban community and major new waterfront plaza with strong links to the Melbourne CBD, the Yarra River and Southbank.
The masterplan covers a 1.5 km waterfront site broken into three precincts: The Marina Precinct, comprising the marina and boardwalk with 6 residential towers ranging in height from 27 to 45 levels, and the Park, and the River Precincts, comprising lower level, less intense residential developments.
Architects in association: Wood Marsh, Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Bates Smart

In October 2011 Mirvac lodged the DA plans at Sydney Council for their multi-residential redevelopment of the former Harold Park Paceway site at Forest Lodge.

The above rendering shows the Harold Park site with the thus far designed Precinct One (Mirvac Design) and Precinct Two (SJB Architects). Site masterplanning by Hassell and site landscape design by Aspect Studio.

Above- an example of an existing recent Mirvac development at Rhodes.