Fender Katsalidis becomes Australia’s largest carbon neutral-certified practice

Fender Katsalidis has become the country’s largest architecture practice to receive carbon neutral certification this week. Carbon neutral certification has been available to Australian businesses since 2010 and is issued by Climate Active – an ongoing partnership between the Australian government and businesses to drive voluntary climate action. The certification is awarded to those that […]

Optimistic architecture with TheFulcrum.Agency

TheFulcrum.Agency co-founders Emma Williamson and Kieran Wong talk about creating their own luck in Perth and finding a business model for optimistic architecture. Kieran Wong and Emma Williamson thrive on reinvention. The business partners and couple create their own paradigms for architectural practice that always fall outside of the established frame, innovative in both form […]

Preparing your practice for EOFY

EOFY planning – it is a leader’s responsibility to not only exercise their expertise in the running of a practice, but to also identify what areas require expert advice. A common aspect of running an architecture, engineering or design practice in which creative leaders may lack confidence is financial management and preparations for the end of […]

Take the ACA’s fifth ‘pulse check’

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) fifth ‘pulse check’ continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on the architecture industry,  increasing knowledge of what is needed to ensure a robust future for architectural practices. The ACA’s third ‘pulse check’, conducted at the end of June 2020, sought information about how practices were faring in […]

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 […]