Ngutu College

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AR – Ngutu College saw Matthews Architects turn an old government admin building into a thriving educational space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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inside – The first issue of inside magazine for 2020 is out! Here’s a peek into the edition, on newsstands across the country. inside welcomes its new editor Elisa Scarton with a whole new look and feel, but the same passion for incredible architecture and design from all over the country. Australian architecture and interior design is […]

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From intern to interior designer – 30UNDER30’s Dana Pizzolato

TAFE NSW graduate and Australian Design Review‘s 30UNDER30 shortlisted Dana Pizzolato has landed her dream senior interior design role at one of Australia’s leading architecture and design agencies and credits TAFE NSW for her success.   Pizzolato spent three years studying a Bachelor of Interior Design at TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore and quickly climbed to […]

Balancing parenthood and work, with Billard Leece Partnership’s Daniel Rhodes

The idea of climbing up the career ladder in architecture and design can be daunting if you also plan to have kids. An industry known for perfection and punishing hours might deter someone who wants to start a family and vice versa.  Can you have both? And is the culture changing to better cater to […]

Potato Head designs for a sustainable future

One of Bali’s go-to destinations – Potato Head is a one-of-a-kind wellness resort priding itself on sustainable designs.  Founded by Indonesian entrepreneur, Ronald Akili, Potato Head vibes off the “Good Times, Do Good” mantra, which guides the organisation to follow the principles of having a positive impact on the environment.  Potato Head thrives with the […]

Burnout in the design field: Dana Pizzolato voices that the industry needs to change

Burnout is a taboo subject in the design field. The emerging mental health of workers and professionals is concerning, given the evidence structured at pointing out the risks in balancing work and life demands. Work-related stress is common for architects, interior designers and students as burnout can reach critical levels for them.  Scientifically, it has […]

Why you should enter Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30

Entries for Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 are opening soon. With the industry-first program gearing up for an amazing inaugural year, now is the time to consider why you should enter. And, the first question is, why wouldn’t you enter? ADR’s 30UNDER30 program is free to enter, and with it comes the opportunity to get in […]

Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 program announces judging panel

In July 2022, Australian Design Review announced its inaugural 30UNDER30 program. The program has been designed to celebrate the best and brightest interior and product designers and those who work within the industry who are under 30.  Not only will the finalists get the accolade of being a 30UNDER30 but they will also be part […]

Dr Jess Murphy: I’m on the lookout for tomorrow’s leaders, today

Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 has brought on board Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Champion of Change Convenor for Architecture Group Dr Jess Murphy. With over 25 years of experience in the corporate world, Murphy’s commitment to accelerating firm-wide organisational transformation has propelled her to the forefront of the inclusion movement. Taking on a leadership angle […]

Adam Goodrum: It’s about time to put local design on the global map

Looking to shift the global lens to local designs, Adam Goodrum talks about why Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 is the chance for Australian designers to be recognised.  30UNDER30: When you were a junior designer, were there any similar awards The most significant award around during my early career was the Bombay Sapphire Design and Discovery Award. It […]

State of Kin: This is such a time period of growth for the industry

When it comes to Perth studio State of Kin, it’s a family affair. Alessandra and Ara Salomone are business partners and sisters-in-law. The pair have joined Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 on the panel of esteemed judges to give back to an industry that is literally in the family. Ara and Alessandra talk to 30UNDER30 about how […]

Miele: We’re looking to recognise innovation in our industry

Matthew Jefferies, head of Commercial Sales AU/NZ for Miele Australia, talks about Miele’s involvement in Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 program. 30U30: The 30UNDER30 recognition program was prompted by your desire to to reach out to young designers and specifiers. Can you elaborate? Matthew Jefferies: We’ve been the overarching sponsor for the IDEA program for the […]