CUSP acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we work. We recognise the deep connection of First Peoples to Country and value their contribution to caring for managing our lands, waters and seas. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.

The Eminence

Located in the thriving James Street precinct on the edge of New Farm/Fortitude Valley, The Eminence is a premium commercial and retail development.

Location and Year

Turrbal and Yuggera Country
Fortitude Valley, QLD


Mosaic and Pellegrino Group

Key Services

Concept Design
Development Approval
Detailed Design
Construction Services


The Lord Mayor's Brisbane Buildings that Breathe Architecture Prize

CUSP was engaged from the beginning of the project to develop an integrated Landscape and Architectural design approach. ‘Buildings that Breath’ principles were applied in the project with natural light, breezeways and void spaces.
The Eminence features a purpose-built sky terrace for informal breakout spaces, outdoor meetings, morning yoga or a quiet lunch, with fantastic city views. The breakout spaces are separated by podium planters with trees, groundcovers and also partially covered with an arbour to support climbers.
Podium planting to climb up and cascade from each balcony will integrate with the iconic façade. The ground floor has a large planter with a specimen tree to highlight the corner of McLachlan Street and Morgan Street.
"The Buildings that Breathe prize aims to inspire subtropical building design in Brisbane so new buildings throughout the river city suit its subtropical climate, while delivering innovative and attractive design. The Eminence does all of that and more" - Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner