2021 ArchiTeam Conference explores disruption post COVID-19

The 2021 ArchiTeam Conference will explore the disruption to lives post COVID-19, how we’ve adapted and how small practices can meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Now in its third iteration, the conference will be held virtually on 21 May 2021 and will feature four sessions, each exploring the future trajectories for design, practice and […]

Tanner Kibble Denton Architects recognises diverse talent with internal promotions

Multi-disciplinary practice Tanner Kibble Denton (TKD) Architects has announced a suite of promotions that recognises the diverse talent within the practice. Formed in 2012, the Sydney-based practice, previously known as Tanner Architects, announced that Mel Mackenzie would be its newest principal. Mackenzie joined TKD Architects in 2013 and led its interior design team across commercial, education, […]

BQE Software secures significant growth investment from Serent Capital

Cloud-based software provider BQE has received significant investment from Serent Capital, a growth-focused private equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled software companies. Working with professional service firms, BQE was founded by Shafat Qazi in 1995 as a billing and project management software company. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, is a cloud-based solution that […]

Unispace acquired by Asia-focused investment firm PAG

Australia-based global workplace design expert Unispace has finalised a transaction for the 100% sale of the company to multinational private equity firm PAG. Under the agreement, PAG won’t take an active role in the day-to-day management of Unispace, with its non-executive board members’ support providing an extra layer of strategic insight moving forwards. The acquisition […]

ACA introduces Australian Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum

The ACA has taken the lead in developing the Australian outfit of the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum (AMWF), building on the success of the original UK-based AMWF. Managing and directing an architecture practice is often gruelling, frustrating and relentless. Low fees, poor procurement practices, long hours and an undervaluing of architecture in the wider community […]

Mim Design appoints inaugural director of architecture

Melbourne interior design and architecture practice Mim Design has announced the appointment of Luca Vezzosi to the newly created position of director of architecture.  The newly created position solidifies the firm’s holistic approach to design and supports its commitment to the seamless integration of architecture and interior design.  Italian-born Luca joins Mim Design following five […]

Architectus creates new national leader urban futures & resilience position

Leading Australian architecture and design firm, Architectus, has appointed Alexandra Lawlor to a newly created position of national leader urban futures & resilience. The new leadership role will see Lawlor focus on resilient design strategies for large-scale urban renewal and precinct projects, as well as lead the development and implementation of a national sustainability framework […]

Navigating the builder-architect relationship

Ray Brown explores the triumphs and pitfalls of the builder-architect relationship and offers strategies to ensure a successful collaboration. When I first began renovating my house on the Mornington Peninsula, I, like many other homeowners, was in denial of the number of headaches that were headed my way. Of course, I expected some project delays […]

Carr announces succession strategy

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Carr has announced a new leadership strategy ahead of the practice’s 50th anniversary. The studio was founded by Sue Carr in 1971, achieving tremendous growth as an interior design practice before incorporating the architecture sector that has seen the practice become renowned for projects of scale with seamless interplay […]

The Architecture Lobby releases Graduate Student Kit

The Victoria Chapter of the Architecture Lobby has published its second Graduate Student Kit as a guide for students transitioning into the industry. The lobby was founded in New York City in 2013 by American architect and academic Peggy Deamer. The not-for-profit organisation advocates for labor reform in the architecture industry so that it may […]

“Your pro bono clients equal clients” – Warwick Mihaly

Warwick Mihaly explains the ins and outs of working pro bono in a time when architecture’s services are most in need. Earlier this year, before the coronavirus, there was another crisis that drew the attention of the world. During the Australian ‘Black Summer’, our worst ever bushfire season on record, 12 million hectares of land […]