Collard Maxwell Architects


Collard Maxwell Architects or CM+A (originally Collard Clarke & Jackson) was established in 1947, and since then has developed a solid track record delivering complex projects up to $100M. Our firm will deliver from feasibility to occupation. We design and document new work, design upgrades for existing buildings, or deliver construction documentation of existing designs across many building types as shown in the projects list below.


Max Collard

Max Collard was a significant contributor to the architecture of 20th century Australia. His influence was felt in his practice, in his management skills and in his finely honed philosophy of what is now called the "built environment".

His teaching at Sydney University in the 1960s explored the link between the role of the architect and the speculative boom years as he saw an industry changing, somewhat awkwardly, from craft-based (before World War II) to industrialised (after the war) methods of construction.

Max Ernest Collard was born and raised in Melbourne, the only son of Marc Collard and his wife, Louisa Taylor. The family was of French Mauritian descent. Collard graduated from Melbourne University in civil engineering, a faculty where he had encountered student architects and became, in his own phrase, "starry-eyed" about the aesthetic possibilities of architecture.

Ever one to follow his star, he re-enrolled and completed a degree in architecture. In 1938 he won a travelling postgraduate scholarship to study architectural trends in Europe and the US. Overseas, he built on his earlier trips to Europe, which he recorded in beautifully detailed notebooks, photographs and drawings.

The outbreak of World War II brought him back to Australia and he joined the Sydney architectural firm of Stephenson and Meldrum (later Stephenson and Turner). He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and rose to the rank of flight lieutenant, as he used his engineering skills to design runways in the Pacific.

Wartime notwithstanding, Collard became an associate of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1942, and in 1944 he married Joan Malloch, an interior designer he met at Stephenson and Meldrum. After the war he resumed practice as an architect in Sydney, and established the firm that became Collard Clarke & Jackson; the Collard Group still bears his name as a tribute to his influence on the architectural precepts of his adopted city.

Collard admired the historical architecture of Europe, but his own designs were inspired by modernists such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen and Joern Utzon. Of his successors, Collard loved the work of Glenn Murcutt, with its faithfulness to the Australian environment.

Collard designed many of Sydney's public buildings, including the Isotopes and Technical Physics Building, the first to be built at Lucas Heights. However, some of his most important architectural achievements are to be found not in Sydney but in Canberra. He designed the Menzies Library and the School of Earth Sciences building for the Australian National University, one of the most beautiful of modern Australian campuses.


Max Collard 1909-2008


Projects Timeline



101 Miller Space Planning and Design Feasibility; Sydney Children's Hospital; HammondCare Cardiff Aged Care; Allied Pinnacle Tennyson; 137 Church Street Fit-out; Daikin Warehouse; Winston Hills PS Access Works; Design Feasibility at 23 Ryde Rd, Pymble; RAIR Wauchope; 22-24 Macleay Street; Newtown Police Station Upgrade; 30 Kethel Road; Sutherland Shire Police Station; Tamworth Police Station Upgrade; 33 Berry Street North Sydney; Data Center Powered Shell; Penway Place Penrith; RMS Kiribilli Area Plans; Police Stations Scoping for Minor Works Rollout; CAS Griffith Police Station; Parramatta Prosecutors Works; CAS & SCS Sites for Liverpool and Blacktown; Equinix Shenton Park



Westmead Hospital; Data Centre in Unanderra; Artarmon Public School; 471 Pacific Highway; RMS Ennis & Rozelle; Lucas Gardens School; Elanora Country Club Senior Housing; Woodford Aged Care; Evans High School Lift & Ramps; Oakville Public School; Unanderra Data Centre; Artarmon Public School; 471 Pacific Highway; 1 Chifley Square; 30 Millman Rd, Spring Farm Residences; Cardiff Aged Care; 39 Chiltern Rd Willoughby; 1 Hoxton Park alterations; Rooty Hill High School; Sydney Harbour Bridge Evacuation Diagrams



Pacific Point, Hornsby; 44-50 Kirribilli Avenue Fit-out; RMS relocation Ennis Road; RMS relocation Rozelle; Five Spring Farm Residences; FRNSW HQ Greenacre; Balgowlah Boys Science Lab Upgrades; Harbord Public School; Astra Zeneca Car parking; Mission Australia Aged Care, Orange; Speedibake Silos; 3-5 Gilba Road, Pendle Hill; Rutherford Industrial; Centrelink Newcastle; Data Centre, VIC; Diaverum Stirling Expansion; Diaverum Cannington Expansion; Elizabeth Street Fit-out, Surry Hills; Elanora Country Club Stage 2B; 57 Manson Road, Strathfield; Turramurra Gardens, Womerah Street, Turramurra; Chromehurst House; Spring Farm Residence; Evans High School COLA; Wentworth Point Public School; Evacuation Signage for Trevor Howse; O'Riordan Street Generator; Saint George Hospital Campus floor plans; TAFE Wetherill Park in association with Gran Arch; Evans High School Handrails for DEC; 349 Pacific highway; 10 Blenheim Street; 236 Campbell Parade Bondi Parade; 7 Carlisle Street Tamarama; Data Centre in Silverwater; SESLDH Tender; 115 Bowden Street Residential; 21 Martin Street, Naremburn; Craignish Hall, 19 East Crescent MacMahons Point


Allied Mills Tennyson; Trinity Grammar Documents; Marie Bashir Public School; Panania North Public School; Sir Joseph Banks High School; Pennant Hills High School; Model Farm High School; St Ives High School; Tip Top Gateshead Wash Bay; The Ponds School; 11 Glover Street, Mosman; Allied Mills, Picton; 86 Bourke Road, Alexandria; Sydney Trains, Town Hall; IVF Clinic, Mosman; 61 Blues Point Road; 836-849 Pacific Highway, Gordon; 55 Lime Street Office Fitoout; Rail Operation Centre, Alexandria; 1 Maitland Road; Interior Design, Epping; Turramurra High School; Diaverum Mater Hospital Brisbane; Mowbray Public School; Womerah Street, Turramurra; Leichhardt Public School; 101-103 Church Street, Ryde; College Crescent, St Ives; Cronulla High School; Elanora Country Club; Renal Clinic Adelaide; Allied Mills Kingsgrove; Allied Mills Tamworth; 18 Howard Avenue, Dee Why; EDC Brookhollow Ave, Norwest; Ausreo Greenacre


5 Discovery Point; 39 Abbott Street, Cammeray; Ferngrove Pharma; Old Northern Road, Dural; 18 Howard Avenue, Dee Why; Cabramatta High School Block Q; Fire & Safety Upgrade at Spruson Street, Neutral Bay; EDC Elizabeth Macarthur, Chatswood; EDC Brookhollow Ave, Norwest; 129-135 victoria Avenue, Chatswood; St Ives Kindergarten; Wagga Wagga Police Station; EDC Norwest; Day Surgery & Clinic, Woollongong; Residential Development, Killara; Maquarie Goodman; SP 8885 Willoughby; Railcorp Operation Centre



Grace Storage Phase 2; Speedibake Ammonia Plant; ANSTO 20B Alcove; Grace Campbeltown; Cabramatta High School; Breakfast Point; Austin Medical Renal Clinic; Education Revolution; 35-37 Hudson Road, Albion QLD; Sydney Trains, Granville; Round Corner, Dural; Diaverum Toowoomba; Miller Street Offices; Diaverum DV Expansion; Grace Storage Gold Coast; Bawley Point; TT Canning Vale; Rouse Hill Town Centre; 5-7 Spencer Road; Prince Albert Street, Mosman; Aspect Apartments, Sailors Bay Road; Aitken Street, Queencliff



Grace Storage Catalogue Room; Grace Store Alexandria; ANSTO Building 57; Grace Storage Brisbane; Tip Top Dry Creek; Diaverum Bondi; Gungahlin Medical Centre; Speedibake Ermington; Racecourse Road Rutherford; Harris Street Ultimo; Emma Gill residence; Little Diggers Child Care Centre; Arthur Street, Neutral Bay; Narla Holdings; Grace Archerfield; Cabramatta High School; Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital; 10-14 Hunter Street; Tip Top Gateshead


Allied Mills Toowoomba; Queanbeyan Court House; Orange Medical Centre; Coates Hire Tamworth; Tip Top Canning Vale; Newcastle Housing; Christmas Creek Pilbara; Diaverum Cairns; Diaverum Eastern Sydney; Akeroyd Residence; ANSTO Waster Operations Area; Camden Alternative Power Supply; 42 Collins Street; Diaverum Cannington; Diaverum Stirling WA; Diaverum Bibra Lakes Rockingham; 10-12 College Street, Hornsby; Diaverum Lindfield; Royal Botanical Gardens; Tip Top Springwood; Sullivan House; Redfern CHS


Clay Place Eastern Creek; Endeavor Sports High School; Trinity Prep School Ventilation; Anglo Aust Observatory; Quarterdeck Apartments; Tip Top Canning Vale; RailCorp Control Room; Diaverum Alice Springs; Macleay Street Potts Point; Mosman Apartments; 25 Beaconsfield Sub Station; Tamworth Indoor Sports Centre; Rocks Public School; Diaverum Diamond Valley; ANSTO NAAB; NSW Sports Club



Trinity Car Park Sports Centre; Castle Hill Medical Centre; Develco Car Park; Henfresh; Trinity Water Harvesting; Brown Residence South Coogee; Warrah Street Chatswood; Ansto Opal Truck Access Bay; Weston Biscuits Kedron; Trinity Assembly Hall; NSW Sports Club; Top Taste Kedron; SCIRO Sydney Consolidation; Brooklyn Hotel; Liverpool Council; Cheltenham Girls High School; Moree Police Station; Kooringal High School; Dubbo Police Station; Howlong Police Station; Trinity Master Plan Summer Hill



Redfern Community Centre; Girraween Public School; College Street Hornsby, Social Housing; Coates Hire, Tamworth; Trinity Grammar School, Ventilation; Howlong Police Station; Sydney University, Biological Science; Greensborough Construction for Diaverum



Dubbo Police Station for Richard Crookes; Eatern Sydney Project for Diaverum; Gateshead Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Moree Police Station; RTA St Peters; Fairfield Court House for NSW Attorney Generals Department; Brooklyn Hotel, Grater; Liverpool Council Admin Building; Gambro Royal Melbourne Hospital; Collector Hotel; Gambro Diamond Valley for Diaverum; Wyong Court House for the NSW Attorney Generals Department; UNE Mary White College; Anglo Australian Observatory; Dubbo Police Station for Richard Crookes; Endeavor Sports High School; Wagga Wagg Police Station; Moree Police Station



Stirling WA for Gambro; Kooringal High School for Project Coordination; Building 25 for ANSTO; Gambro Diamond valley for Diaverum; Uniting Church, Grace Storage Stage 2; St Mary CWA Building for Penrith City Council; DADHC Group Homes; Waterloo Business Park; Claremont M. Community Centre for Penrith Council; R&R Caravans Parks, Halliday's Point Tourism Park; North Shore Cosmetics for North Shore Clinic; Blacktown Court House Revisions for NSW Attorney Generals Department; Naraburra Cooperation, Narraburra Pool Room; RTA Woy Woy Offices Basement; Cockatoo Island; NSW Sports Club, Grater; Dunnett House; RTA Milsons Point; Flemington Flower Markets; DMM Randwick



Assembly Hall for Trinity Grammar School; Industrial Development Batemans Bay for Edward Constructions; Sydney Consolidation for CSIRO; Chipping Norton Public School for Brisland Constructions; Trinity Grammar School Assembly Hall; Tallwood's Retirement Resort; Trinity, Water Harvesting; Pavilion Hotel; Office Accommodation for Railcorp



DET Pre School for Richard Crookes; RTA, St Ives; Orion Road Childcare; Basketball Stadium for Bankstown City Council; Rhodes Waterside for Walker Group; Blakehurst Public School; Bankstown District Cricket Club



Lithgow Offices; Sydney Institute of Technology; Wagga Wagga Police Station; Westfields Sports High School; Trinity Grammar School, No.3 Playing Field; RIC Sutherland Substation; CSIRO, North Ryde; Westmead Public School; ANSTO, BCA Upgrade; RTA Geotech Clyde; Gunnamatta Bay



Scoreboard for Trinity Grammar School, Tamworth Laboratory for RTA; Building 20A for ANSTO; Walkway for Trinity Grammar School; Blakehurst Public School; Trinity Strathfield Prep School, Facility Upgrade; Fairfield Bakery Demolition for Tip Top Bakeries; Menai Recreation Centre; RTA Granville; 



Stage 2 for Westfields Sports High School; Canberra Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Trinity Taren Point; Newington College Music; RTA Yennora Laboratory; Trinity Grammar School, Boarding House; Westfields Sports High School, Stage 2



Tennis Courts for Newington College; Building 55 for ANSTO;Trinity Grammar School, Art Room; Speedibake Ermington; Orion Road, Lane Cove Development Proposal; Gosford Office Accommodation; Sony Australia



Building 21A for ANSTO; Camperdown Bakery for Weston Biscuit Company; Trinity Grammar School, Scoreboard; Australian Federal Police; RIC Chullora; Trivett, Rockdale; ASNTO, Waste Management; Gateway Centre; Trinity BCA Compliance



National office for Tip Top bakeries; Sony Australia; Tennis Club in Kooroora; West Lindfield for CSIRO; Waste Chemical Store for ANSTO; Pine Bluff Campus for Trinity Grammar School; ANSTO Building 76, Waste Chemical Store; Information Systems for George Weston Foods; Trinity Grammar School, Boarding House; Trinity Grammar School Oatley Campus; Trivett Classic, Arncliffe



Classroom Alterations for Trinity Grammar School; Bendigo Bakery Basket Storage for tip Top Bakeries; Cadia Mines; Cricket Nets for Trinity Grammar School; Fort Street High School



Prep School for Trinity Grammar School; Car Park for Trinity Grammar School, Refurbishments for ANSTO; Geometric Engineering Wing for the Department of Defense; Castle Hill Medical Centre; Department of Defense; PLC Croyden



Auckland Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Springwood Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Student Accommodation for Trinity Grammar School; Fairfield Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Dry Creek Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Canning Vale bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Dandenong Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Canberra Bakery for tip Top Bakeries; Menzies College; Belfield Industrial Development; 



Chatswood Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; McMaster Laboratory for CSIRO; Building 76 for Australian Nuclear Science and technology Organisation; Science Building for Trinity Grammar School; Metropolitan Business College



Faculty of Education for University of New England; Warrah 3 Street, Chatswood for Tebor Constructions; Bommerang Ride for AWL, Bethel Nursing Home; Propect Pump House;  Gibbes Street Chatswood, Warehouse Extension; McMasters Lab for CSIRO; Gazebo Hotel Parramatta Trashed; Rose Bay Apartments



Building 76, Lucas Heights for CSIRO; Bendigo Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Sydney University, International house; Elizabeth Plaza, North Sydney; ANU Hope Refurbishment; Bush Farm Academy; Coyle House; Sturt University; Tourism Tasmania



Infrastructure, Adult Correctional Facility; Public Health Association, Deakin; Parramatta Goal; Serbian Club; AME School Alterations; ANU Hancock, Stage 2; Maitland House; ANU Copeland, RGS; Ainslie Houses; ANSTO Bio Medicine; Thornton Street, Darling Point for TSE Group Limited; Newcastle Revival Centre; Museum Repository Additions; Wanniassa High School Technical; Momah Primary School; Woden Community Centre



ACT Deakin High School; Kambah Medical Centre; Braddon School; Dupfield Building Extension; Fyschnick Depot; ANU Biochemistry Lab; Colonial Mutual Foyer; Australia's Wonderland; Belconnen Soccer Club; CPS Credit Union; Natex Motel; Mining Industry House; Canning Vale Bakery; Unisys Fitout; ANU Corran Housing; Trinity Kitchen; Cascade Water Treatment Plant; Fairfield Carpark; 



Holbrook Retirement Village; Tlopea Park High School; Shakyamuni Buddhist Centre; Arndell Park; Coolamon Shire Council; Department of National Services, National Office, Gosford Housing; UNE Union Quad & Retail Area; Cleggs Gabriel Centre; Woolshed Tourist Facility; Mudgee Abattoir; ANU Lab Upgrading; 



Salvation Army, St Peters; Trinity Somerset; Buckingham Street; Anzac Ship Fitout; Central Park, Thornleigh; Leightons Defense Department Store; Caltex Storage; Cougaud House; Botany Road, Rosebery; R.S.L Aged Housing; Trinity Grammar Library; Junior trinity, Sylvania; Chinese Embassy; Adelaide Hebrew Community Centre; 32 Kent Road, Stage Four for Liberty Cargo



ANU Research of Earth Science; NCDC Ainslie Village; Pascoe House; Phillip Motor Registry; Salvation Army HQ; Allied Bakeries, Septon; Lyneham high School Upgrade; Nigerian Embassy; Civic Hotel fitout; Canberra Church of England Grammer School Chapel; Euston Road Redevelopment; Melba Flats; UNE Bill of Quantities; Cyclotron Facility; Trinity Grammer Gym, Stage 3; Defense Housing Board



Chisholm Fire Station for NCDC; Burgess Residence; Office Building for Turner; Melba High School Renovation for NCDC; Hornsby Technical School Stage IV for the Department Of Public Works NSW; St Mary's Store Building for the Department of Housing and Construction; Russell Office Building 1 Levels 3 & 4 for NCDC; Industrial development Stage 1 Lane Cove for Ian Turner & Partners NSW; Ingold & Cohen Residence; Office Fit-Out for the Department of Housing & Construction; Moriah College High School for the Moriah War Memorial College; Field Office for Shell Refining; Shell Field Office for Shell Refining; NCDC War Memorial Store; Cranleigh School Extension; Salvation Army Headquarters; Lewis House; Tamworth Technical College; Charnwood family Centre; Belconnen Indoor Entertainment Facility; Woodfield Retirement Village; Brookvale Warehouse



City Markets for NCDC; Bakery Canning Vale in WA for Tip Top Bakeries; St Gregory's School; Sydney Theme Park for Leightons Management Services; Tourist Directory Building; Science Block for SCEGGS; Residence for Mr & Mrs Roche; Psychiatric Hostel; Fyshwick Industrial; George Weston Foods Offices; Dendrinos S. Coast Residence; Building A for SCEGGS; Residence for Mr & Mrs Fokas; Werrington College of Technical and Further Education for the Department of Public Works; St Johns Ambulance Headquarters; Ground Floor for the Capital Territory Health Commission; Bakery Fairfield for Tip Top Bakeries; Scullin Housing for NCDC; Bakery Gate Extension for Tip Top Bakeries; Lucas Heights Building 21B for the Australian Atomic Energy Commission; William Brooks & Co Waterloo for Overmyer Management; Bakery Belfield for Tip Top Bakeries; Indoor Cricket Centre Mascot for Les Owens; Replacement of Surry Hills Bakery for Tip Top Bakeries; Proposed Multi Purpose Hall Moore Park



Canberra Church of England Girls Grammar School; Russell Hill 'Building A' Alterations; Telopea Park High School for NCDC; Bakery Canberra for Tip Top Bakeries; 167-175 Clarence Street Sydney for AMP Society; Wanniassa High School Air Conditioning for the National Capital Development Commission; Hornsby Technical School Stage 3 for the Department of Public Works; RSL National Headquarters; The Edith Cavell Home in Chatswood for NSW Nurses Association; Industrial Building in FYSWYCK for Praetorian Pty Ltd; Fast food Outlet in Weston for Dendrinos Holdings; South Tuggeranong School 4th Learning Unit for NCDC; Jindabyne Hotel for Jennings Industries; Kambah High School Refurbishing for NCDC; Various work for NCDC; Wanniassa High School Additions for NCDC; Torrens Street Development for Leightons Constructions; Evatt Supermarket; Bestobell Australia for Overmyer Management; Wage Pause Project for NCDC; Ainslie Shoprite



Tebor Constructions; Canberra Church of England Grammar School - Craft Block Art & Design; Head Mistress Cottage for the Church of England Girls Grammar School; Australian Atomic Energy Commission; South Tuggeranong School for NCDC; Allyne Street Chatswood for Tip Top Bakeries; Gartell White for Western Holdings; Orange Telephone Exchange Extension for the Department of Transport & Construction; Museum of Australia for NCDC; Gabriel Centre for the Canberra Church of England Grammar School; Minor works for the Canberra Church of England Grammar School; Tip Top Springwood for Tip Top Bakeries; WA Feasibility Studies for Tip Top Bakeries; 5th floor Alterations for the Capital Territory Health Commission; Administration Block for Shell Refining; Junior School Alterations for SCCEGGS



Canberra Church of England Grammar School; Telecom Administration Building in Lismore for the Department of Housing & Construction; Civic Woden Bus Interchange for NCDC; Bethel Nursing Home for the Ashfield Baptist Church; Royal National Capital Agricultural Society; Uncle Ben's Factory for Jennings Industries Limited; T. & T. Homes; Cobb House; Bowers House; Telecom Administration Building, Lismore; Griffith Civic Centre; Cockburn Revival Centre; 



Department of Housing & Construction Tasmania for the Tasmania Government Tourist Bureau; Tip Top Bakeries "Bakery Gateshead"; NCDC Commonwealth Law Courts; Rosemeadow High School & Primary School for the Department of Public Works; Canberra Church of England Grammar School; Colo High School at Bell's Line of Road for the Government Architects Branch and Department of Public Works; Weston Biscuit Co; Belconnen Town Centre; Barclay House; Swanson House; Cootamundra Sporting Complex; Parliament House; Kinma School



People With Disability Broken Bay Sports & Recreation Centre; West Evatt Primary Pre School & Clinic; Shell Refining New Office Building; Horwood Place Car park; Merrions Bakery, Cardiff; Darby Street Medical Centre; Kellaway House; Quin House; 



Tip Top Bakeries Nundah QLD; Quarry Street, Ultimo; Fraser Primary School



COLLARD & CLARKE completed Kambah High School; ACT, and the University of New England Economic Studies Building, Armidale



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the Parramatta Courthouse with the NSW GOVERNMENT ARCHITECT's office; Canberra Revival Centre; UNE Dixon Library; ANU, Earth Science University; 



COLLARD & CLARKE completed Papua New Guinea House, 225 Clarence Street, Sydney; and the Cranleigh Special School for Handicapped Children, Holt, ACT; and Ryvita  Factory Extensions; Tip Top Bakeries "Bakery, Canberra"; Brink House Alterations; Humphrey Memorial Homes, Ashfield; Cotter Reserve Bridge; UTS stage 2; Police Training Centre, Canberra; 



COLLARD & CLARKE completed Austin College at the University of New England, Armidale; and the City pedestrian plaza, Civic, ACT; Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Station, St Ives Kindergarten Extension; Parramatta Police Courts; Goodyear Offices; Beecroft Church Hall; Cooke, Sydney, Office Warehouse Extensions; Western Creek Project; North Shore Gas Company, Manly; Office and Store for Rover Car Company; Westcott Nursing Home



COLLARD & CLARKE completed aged people’s housing at East Gosford; and the Russell Offices, Building 14, Canberra



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the Geochemistry and Geophysics Buildings at the Australian National University, Canberra



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the North Sydney Technical College Science Building at Artarmon, with the NSW GOVERNMENT ARCHITECT's office



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the Hornsby Technical College, with the NSW GOVERNMENT ARCHITECT's office



COLLARD & CLARKE completed 120 bachelor flats at Ainslie, ACT and began work on the Geochemistry and Geophysics Buildings at the Australian National University, Canberra



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the Burroughs Welcome Data Processing Centre at Rosebery and the AAEC Engineering Design Building at Lucas Heights



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the AAEC Medical and Health Physics Buildings at Lucas Heights; and the St Ives Community Kindergarten at Newtown



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the RG Menzies Library at the Australian National University, Canberra (with JOHN SCARBOROUGH)



COLLARD & CLARKE completed the AECC Isotopes and Technical Physics Laboratories at Lucas Heights



MAX COLLARD (46) and GUY CLARKE formed COLLARD & CLARKE. Their first project was the School of Chemistry at the University of NSW


Sydney Opera House Competition


Max Collard submitted a successful entry which is now with the National Archive in Canberra.

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