A wake-up call for client and architect

Former US President George H.W. Bush may have disparaged the vision thing, but, without that ingredient, little of consequence will be built. How to achieve the final product says a lot about the relationship between the client as the main stakeholder and the architect. Promotion of Mastery, the latest Sydney project from the Crown Group, […]

A guide to growth

It’s a generally regarded truism in any business that growth is good – if you’re not getting bigger, then surely you’re either stagnating or, worse, shrinking or going backward. But in uncertain economic times, non-stop expansion isn’t always the best option. Sometimes it may be prudent to whittle away, to deliver a lean, mean and […]

Is poor design to blame for Melbourne’s drop in Liveability Index?

AR asks a panel of experts their response to the following question: the Australian Institute of Architects has blamed poor design for Melbourne’s drop in the 2018 Liveability Index. Do you think this is a fair assessment? Theodore Kerlidis, director, K20 Architecture Melbourne didn’t lose, Vienna won. We now have a contender, a city to […]

‘Refusal of banks to approve construction loans is anti-competitive’

The refusal of many banks to approve construction loans for architect-administered contracts is anti-competitive and is imposing costs on consumers and small business, according to a submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. The joint submission by the Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute), ArchiTeam Cooperative and the Association of Consulting Architects Australia […]

How to future-proof your practice

Why design thinking is integral to your business not just your projects