In 2009 FRD was engaged in an important design project with the 21st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Georges Heights. Building 21, originally one of the hospital's wards, was converted into a small exhibition space bringing back the history of the site to life.
With a real scale photographic image on the wall, the small space is expanded into the hospital ward that once was. A central element of the space is a publication designed by FRD together with Geoff Barnes, a voluntary researcher, which contains the countless stories of men and women who worked at the hospital or were there as patients.
The Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Georges Heights is a rare surviving example of World War I hutted hospital buildings. Dubbed the ‘hospital on the hill’, it took in wounded soldiers returning from the Western Front in Europe.