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 […]

Architectus launches Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Architectus has announced the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne and has appointed Dean Thornton to lead the team.  The new offering to the Melbourne market comes at a time when the Urban Design and Planning (UDP) sector has seen exceptional growth for Architectus in it’s Sydney office. With over 23 years of […]

How to future-proof your practice

A blend of technology and business smarts can help to prepare your practice to thrive in the “disruptive economy”. Industry leaders suggest that new technologies – which streamline practice processes and provide better oversight of financial reporting – can help architecture firms position themselves for future success in a constantly-changing operating environment. Recent Deltek research […]

How to survive a practice merger

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