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 […]

Research reveals gender discrimination is driving women out of construction

Randstad’s 2019 Women in Construction report reveals more than a third (37 percent) of female workers in the field have experienced inappropriate behaviour. New research from global HR services and recruitment company, Randstad, has revealed new details exposing the issues preventing women nationwide from entering or remaining in the construction and engineering sectors – from gender […]

Australian Opal Centre appoints Root Partnerships as project manager

A regional cultural tourism facility celebrating Australia’s national gemstone has announced the appointment of Root Partnerships as project manager for its new multi-million-dollar energyefficient, largely underground building.  The new Australian Opal Centre (AOC) will be a world centre for opal-related education and training, certification, scientific research, art and culture. The long-anticipated off-grid building, designed by renowned Australian architects Wendy Lewin and […]

Record number of small businesses seeking help to resolve disputes, reports VSBC

The Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) Annual Report 2019 reveals a record 2074 small businesses sought help in resolving their business disputes. The main issues causing disputes were: retail leases money that wasn’t paid understanding rights and responsibilities when it comes to contracts the quality of goods and services, and goods and services that weren’t […]

BEHF Architects wins at Iconic Awards 2019 with two projects

BEHF Architects has been twice awarded at the Iconic Awards 2019: Innovative Architecture – in the Architecture category for the projects Koller + Koller am Waagplatz Restaurant and Residential Complex Korb Etagen, Brandstätte 7 (BEHF Architects and Mittermair Architekten). Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and […]

Lodge tax returns now before it’s too late

Australians are being advised to lodge tax returns before the end of the month. As we enter the final fortnight of tax time, hundreds of thousands of them may still be missing out on their tax refunds. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging people to take advantage of potential refunds by lodging their return or […]

What will the architecture and design professions look like in 2025?

“Hey Siri, please design a 20,000-square metre, six-star Green Star suburban office building that delivers an annualised 18 percent total investment return (and wins design awards).” What will the architecture and design professions look like in 2025? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) took a stab at this question in 2011, but instead of looking […]

Jamye Harrison joins Arcadis

Arcadis, a global design and consultancy organisation for natural and built assets, has announced the appointment of Jamye Harrison to its Smart Cities team as global solutions lead. Harrison has over 25 years of experience that spans strategy, public policy, design and delivery in transport, infrastructure and smart cities. He joins Arcadis from WSP, where he led the […]