W Awards 2020 extends its deadline to 9 December

The UK-based W Awards – the female focused architectural award program – has extended its deadline for entries by a week and those wishing to enter now have until Monday 9 December to do so. The W Awards celebrate all kinds of exemplary work by women –from the design of the world’s most significant new buildings to contributions to […]

Growth typologies – specialist healthcare design

Specialist healthcare design is a rapidly growing sector for many architecture firms. According to Healthcare Design magazine’s 2018 Architecture/Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) Survey1, while working in the healthcare sector has its challenges, more firms than ever are entering this arena. It should be noted that the typology/definition of specialist healthcare design is extremely diverse. It […]

The doors to disruption

The world is changing at a rate of knots. As industry after industry finds its traditional systems have been overtaken by new and different ways of doing things, the key to remaining relevant is to keep ahead of the curve by working out what people need and providing it before someone else can. If they […]

Matt Davis returns to Bates Smart as studio director

A prominent influencer of urban policy and projects in Australia, Matt Davis come back to Bates Smart as a studio director. Until his return to Sydney from Adelaide, Davis was a founding partner of Davis+Davis Architects and a member of the inaugural SA Planning Commission and Integrated Design Commission of South Australia. Davis is a member of numerous […]

MODE targets growth in Victoria with key appointments

Led by studio manager Tim Bloomfield, the Melbourne studio of MODE has seen recent expansion off the back of continued economic growth in Victoria. “With the acquisition of several key projects we are excited that recent appointments of senior project staff will enable the studio to continue to expand our project portfolio and consolidate its strong presence in […]

Six Degrees promotes long-term team members to its board

Architecture practice Six Degrees has invited two long-term team members to join its board. A further three studio members have also been promoted into new leadership roles. The new leadership team signals that the design-led practice is gearing up to deliver more large-scale complex projects, develop and mentor its people and pursue exceptional design opportunities. Sarah Bennett and […]

New practice partners at GGA

Nicole Dent and Esther Chew have been promoted to practice partners at the associate director level at the Adelaide-based Grieve Gillett Andersen (GGA). Together Dent and Chew join Paul Gillett and Dimitty Andersen at the helm of the architecture practice, with Steve Grieve recently stepping aside as director and member of the board. Dent joined the team in 2017, […]

High-rise units a big risk for developers

Lenders are reluctant to lend and buyers don’t want to buy when it comes to high-rise developments. That’s according to RiskWise Property Research’s latest analysis of the construction industry, which has been hit hard over recent months following the high-profile cases of the Mascot and Opal towers in New South Wales. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg […]

Australia salary benchmark 2020 released

A new salary benchmark report has been published, which finds effective leadership is crucial to securing and retaining Australia’s best talent in 2020. The report includes statistics for the construction and architecture industry, finding the roles in greatest demand are (in descending order): project manager project engineer estimator business development manager site manager, and contracts administrator. […]

FPA releases new register of fire protection practitioners

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has launched a new register of fire protection practitioners to connect building industry professionals with FPA Australia Corporate members who currently prepare plans and specifications for the installation or modification of fire safety systems in NSW. The new Fire Systems Design – NSW Interim Register is a response to […]