Evolution in public space design leads to Perth studio merger

Three Western Australian architectural firms – Taylor Robinson, Chaney Architecture and Broderick Architects – will join forces next week, forming an innovative new firm that will respond to the changing architecture industry in the region. From Monday 9 April the trio will be known as Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick and will offer clients a breadth […]

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals it pays women 20% less than men

Female employees at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), which is the UK’s third-biggest architecture practice, earn 19.6 percent less than men, according to newly released gender pay gap figures. The London-based studio calculated the figures by comparing the median hourly pay rate of the firm’s staff salaries. When it comes to the difference in bonuses, that […]

WA Government Architect joins planning department to drive forward state design projects

The Office of the Government Architect (OGA) has joined the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage from the Department of Finance, to create a closer working relationship across the state’s design projects. The Government Architect provides leadership and independent advice to State Government to improve the design of public buildings and spaces, including the Better […]

How the Hong Kong Design industry wants to put its stamp on the world

A group of eight Hong Kong-based emerging designers are visiting Melbourne during Design Week to showcase their work as part of the Hong Kong Design Centre’s (HKDC), Business of Design Week (BODW) initiative at the NGV. ADR caught up with the Chairman of HKDC, Professor Eric Yim, to find out his aims for the pilot program […]

Industry experts on futureproofing a business

As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts their response to the following question: What is your practice doing to futureproof the business? Gerald Matthews: Managing director, Matthews Architects We train ourselves to be agile. Agility is more important than foresight. There is plenty of speculation about possible futures, but fundamentally no […]

How to prepare your practice for growth

In the latest of a series of articles focusing on the business plan, ADR reveals that when it comes to preparing for growth, the best thing you can do is plan, plan and then plan some more… A successful business plan will lead to the expansion of the practice, which brings its own set of challenges […]

Celebrated design hotel to change hands

After several years of first creating and then operating Hotel Hotel and hatted Monster kitchen and bar, artisan-focused property developer and creative production house Molonglo Group has sold the hotel and Monster businesses to Ovolo Hotels. The private sale between Molonglo Group and Ovolo Hotels includes the businesses, operations and the staff that work and […]

Manufacturing a space for design

With manufacturing in Australia in decline, it is increasingly difficult for young designers to see their concepts through to completion. But an innovative new concept called Space Tank Studio is helping designers, artists and product developers turn their ideas into reality. We spoke to the man spearheading the project, Holger Dielenberg. Australian Design Review: Can […]

Perfect shot: How to get the best photography for your project

Who do you choose to take the shots of a recently finished project, and what are the essential elements to get right? AR talks to four top photographers.

Looking to trade in Asia? EOIs for 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Mission

The City of Melbourne is calling for expressions of interest from Melbourne companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and start-ups for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Mission to China and Japan. The call is open to a range of industries, including the built environment. The biennial project aims to establish trade and business relations with Asia, showcasing […]

A multidisciplined yet specialised approach

To be multidisciplined or specialise? It’s a debate that often comes up for many businesses, and particularly so for architecture and design practices.