PTW Architects celebrates 130 years

One of Australia’s oldest and largest architecture practices, PTW is celebrating its 130th birthday. Established in 1889, the practice now operates studios in Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, with over 200 staff and projects completed globally. Founded by James Peddle, PTW’s current Sydney executive directors are Simon Parsons and Diane Jones. Parsons says that the […]

“First and foremost, architectural practice is about people”: a chat with NBRS’s Rodney Drayton

Ahead of an appearance at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November, NBRSARCHITECTURE’s director of operations Rodney Drayton chats to ADR editor Elisa Scarton about being an effective practice leader and how technology has already changed the way architects run their business.  What skills and experience do you think you need to be […]

Keeping curious – Kåre Krokene and Snøhetta

When the lauded Norwegian design practice Snøhetta opened its Australian office in Adelaide, rather than Sydney or Melbourne, there were raised eyebrows. But those surprised by the move probably hadn’t met the local managing director, Kåre Krokene… Growing up in a small town on Norway’s west coast with his four siblings,  Krokene was always interested in the arts and […]

The accounting profession calls for efficient regulatory frameworks

The three major professional accounting bodies – CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) – have joined forces to review the frameworks that regulate how financial and tax advice is provided in Australia. CPA Australia, CA ANZ and IPA have released a video in which […]

One week until The Business of Architecture and Design conference

Have you got your tickets for The Business of Architecture and Design (BoAD) conference yet? With just one week to go, here’s an outline of what’s happening at our inaugural BoAD conference in Sydney on 11 November. BoAD sets the agenda for the future of architecture and design. With high-profile keynotes, electrifying discussions and plenty of networking opportunities, this […]

Lendlease’s Seamus McCartney announced as BoAD keynote speaker

An architect by background and now head of creative strategy, place and urban insights at Lendlease, Seamus McCartney is the final keynote speaker to join the Business of Architecture and Design (BoAD) conference.  McCartney will be joined by FRACTAL IQ executive chairman Peter Verwer, BVN co-CEO Ninotschka Titchkosky and WeWork general manager Balder Tol. As […]

Two weeks until MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0

With two weeks remaining until green magazine and MINI present MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 in collaboration with RMIT University, a newly-released video gives a glimpse of the work of architects and architecture students involved in the exhibition. Watch it here. MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 will explore the architectural potential of laneways and offer […]

‘Eliminating inequity for women in architecture is terribly complex’: a chat with SJB’s Monica Edwards

Ahead of an appearance at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November, Monica Edwards of SJB speaks to Australian Design Review editor Elisa Scarton about her experience as a woman in architecture and how gender equity can be achieved in the industry.  Architecture is often seen as a ‘man’s profession’. Do you think that perception is […]

Principals at RobertsDay appointed to advisory roles

Two studio principals at Australian urban planning and design practice RobertsDay have been appointed to government design review and cultural advisory roles.  After an invitation from Government Architect NSW, RobertsDay Sydney and Canberra principal Angela Koepp joins the NSW State Design Review Panel (SDRP). The independent, multidisciplinary expert design review panel of 50 members provides advice […]

Insolvency Practices Inquiry inundated by survey responses

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says there’s been an overwhelming public response to the Insolvency Practices Inquiry since it was launched two weeks ago. “My office has already received 113 survey responses and a number of submissions in relation to this inquiry and we expect that number to grow,” Carnell […]