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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 […]

Follow the Business of Architecture and Design conference discussion on Twitter today!

The Business of Architecture and Design conference, our agenda-setting Sydney conference, is today! Didn’t manage to get a ticket? Follow along on our Twitter page as we tweet from the event starting at 8:15am AEST, and join the discussion using #BOAD19. Our inaugural conference will address the changes that are taking place within the built environment – […]

Come to the BoAD conference and experience Igloo’s shared AR space

Attendees at our Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November will have the chance to step inside Igloo’s immersive space and experience the future of AR.  The English brand is sponsoring BoAD and will have an igloo set up for attendees to experience the technology firsthand. Wearing a VR headset can be a […]

PTW Architects celebrates 130 years

One of Australia’s oldest and largest architecture practices, PTW is celebrating its 130th birthday. Established in 1889, the practice now operates studios in Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, with over 200 staff and projects completed globally. Founded by James Peddle, PTW’s current Sydney executive directors are Simon Parsons and Diane Jones. Parsons says that the […]

“First and foremost, architectural practice is about people”: a chat with NBRS’s Rodney Drayton

Ahead of an appearance at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November, NBRSARCHITECTURE’s director of operations Rodney Drayton chats to ADR editor Elisa Scarton about being an effective practice leader and how technology has already changed the way architects run their business.  What skills and experience do you think you need to be […]