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 […]

Woods Bagot appoints Maureen Mitchell Boyer to lead San Francisco studio

After a long search Woods Bagot has announced Maureen Mitchell Boyer, AIA, as the new San Francisco studio chair. With over 25 years of professional experience in the commercial and institutional sectors, Boyer is a recognized leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her expertise encompasses both adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new buildings […]

“Confidence can come without competence” – Cassandra Keller on architecture’s gender pay gap

Cassandra Keller says transparency and differentiating confidence from competence are vital to combating architecture’s gender pay gap. It’s easy to slip into thinking the habits of pay and working conditions that you may have experienced as a graduate or employee are normal. It’s up to each employer to make a conscious decision to do things […]

Australian pre-built visualisation company wins 2020 CGarchitect 3D Award

Australian rendering and pre-built visualisation company FloodSlicer has won a 2020 CGarchitect 3D Award for their abstract exploration of a South Melbourne mixed-use development.  The CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards were introduced in 2004 to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of architectural visualization. 2020 marks the award’s 17th year, attracting entries from top studios, freelancers […]

Frost Collective creates “modern gothic” branding for Queen & Collins

Sydney-based strategic design agency Frost Collective have led the branding for GPT Group’s $238 million Queen & Collins project.  The redevelopment by Kerstin Thompson Architects and BVN Architecture integrates multiple buildings in Melbourne’s famed Gothic Bank precinct into a ‘city within a city’.   GPT Group sought out Frost Collective to create the communications strategy and […]

NSW Government seeks feedback on design and construction regulations

The NSW Government is asking for feedback on proposed regulations that will strengthen the design and construction of buildings in NSW. Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said consultation on the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020 will give stakeholders an opportunity to give feedback on important changes to how buildings are regulated. “In June […]

‘Are architects worth it?’ Groundbreaking Australian research finds answer

ArchiTeam and the University of Melbourne have released their crowdfunded Research for Architects in Small Practice (RAsP) report, finding that houses with renovations designed by small-practice architects outperform non-architect-designed houses. Launched in 2018, RAsP’s first research topic was: “Do small practice architect designed renovations improve capital gains in the Melbourne residential property market?” The groundbreaking […]

Grimshaw partners with BPI Rating for sustainable product material selection

Global architecture firm Grimshaw has partnered with BPI Rating, the construction material data platform, to co-develop a solution to integrate sustainability and responsible sourcing into the practice’s material selection. The partnership is designed to assist Grimshaw’s ambition to reach carbon neutrality in their practice by 2020 and deliver zero carbon ready buildings and infrastructure by […]