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William Chan – Ownership builds better communities

Sydney-based Cox Architecture designer and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Fellow, HY William Chan realised early on that our built environments are vastly improved by directly including locals in the design and innovation process. Travelling to South Africa and India while studying at university, HY William Chan met with vulnerable slum communities on the very fringes […]

There’s no place like home – Paul Karakusevic at the Sydney Architecture Festival

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Sydney Architecture Festival – Making Housing Affordable – was Paul Karakusevic, a UK-based architect with long experience working in some of London’s most historically disadvantaged boroughs. Can you talk about the foundation of Karakusevic Carson Architects?  When I formed the practice, public housing design was not really […]

Kukame McPierzie joins Woods Bagot as Perth studio chair

Perth local Kukame McPierzie has joined Woods Bagot as Perth Studio chair, taking a lead role in key transport, workplace and education projects. It’s a been a steady surge to success for McPierzie, who was awarded the 2019 Western Australian Emerging Architect Prize for being “instrumental in the design and delivery of ‘city changing’ schemes”. […]

Agency and change: robotics and other disruptive construction technologies

UTS is on the frontline of investigation into the current and the coming disruption in the AEC industry. Its research reveals it’s vital that Australia invests in robotics if it is to remain competitive on the world stage. When trying to predict the future it is always important to reflect on the past and take […]

Simone Carter joins Rothelowman as Principal of Interiors

Rothelowman has announced the appointment of Simone Carter – the practice’s newest leader of Interior Design.  Based out of the Melbourne studio, Carter brings to Rothelowman over 20 years of global interiors experience, having worked on projects in the UK, Middle East, China and Australia, including the award-winning New Royal Children’s Hospital as well as the Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne. In […]

Arcadia announces six senior promotions

Arcadia has announced six senior promotions, with Chris Tidswell becoming a partner of the Sydney studio, Cliff Dean becoming an associate and Georgia Alexander, Jon Fleri, Valerie Ostermann and Daniel Spicer becoming senior landscape architects.  “After a year of delivering beyond expectations on a range of notable projects, we’re thrilled we’ve been able to promote these […]

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 […]