Woods Bagot leads ‘A+ team’ for Adelaide hospital design

Woods Bagot has been chosen to lead a world-class team on the design and delivery of a new women’s and children’s hospital in Adelaide. The architecture firm will be joined by Bates Smart, Jacobs and UK-based BDP for the hospital’s design consortium. The four firms have a shared history of carefully delivered healthcare projects. “Bringing […]

Industry called to complete second ACA ‘pulse check’ on the impact of COVID-19

For its second ‘pulse check’ survey, the Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is seeking clarity on the impact of COVID-19 on practices and design studios so far. In its first survey, conducted two weeks ago, the ACA sought to understand what challenges architecture and design practices were anticipating as the COVID-19 pandemic worked its way […]

“Maintain a mindset to continue the innovation of your team,” says Jeremy Bull

“Stay positive and protect your capital so that you can explode out of the gates when the market finds its new normal” is Alexander & CO. principal Jeremy Bull’s advice to practices dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. In the first of our Working from Home series, where we speak to Australian interior designers and architects […]

Government support for architecture practices during COVID-19

What does the $189 billion dollar stimulus package from the Federal Government mean for small and medium-sized architecture practices?  As the COVID-19 pandemic works its way across the globe and through industries, clarity has been the catchcry of businesses already reeling from the pandemic’s financial fall-out.  “There is an economic crisis that has been created […]

Tips for architects and designers working at home during COVID-19

Last week, we reached out to the architecture and interior design community to ask how we could help during the COVID-19 outbreak. At lot of people asked us for practical, industry-specific tips on working from home. For a lot of designers and architects, we know it’s uncharted territory and a scary one at that. Design […]

The ACA responds to COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) has released the preliminary findings of their ‘pulse-check’ survey on the ramifications of COVID-19 on the architecture industry. The responses of more than 1000 practices exposed where firms, big and small, are preparing to feel the impact of the pandemic.  Of responding practices, 57 per cent reported they […]

OMA to design ‘social condenser’ mall in suburban Melbourne

Sandhurst Retail has commissioned international architecture studio OMA to design the Wollert Neighbourhood Centre – a hybrid retail and cultural hub. Located 25 kilometres north of Melbourne in the City of Whittlesea, the 9000-square metre centre aims to be a ‘social condenser’ for the rapidly growing neighbourhood. Alongside a classic retail program, the centre will […]

Hames Sharley and bureau^proberts welcome new leaders

Hames Sharley and bureau^proberts announce new leaders with collaboration and site sensitivity at the forefront of their minds. Hames Sharley have announced that Hollie Raymond-Baker will be stepping into the position of principal of interior design for the workplace sector of its Perth studio. A new addition to the team, Raymond-Baker brings more than 10 […]

AACA postpones APE National Examination Paper

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (ACCA) has postponed the APE National Examination Paper due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The exams were scheduled to take place on 21 April, but have been rescheduled following “the guidance of the Commonwealth and State Health Departments given the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Australia”. In a statement yesterday, […]

The ACA calls on industry to complete survey into effects of COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is calling on all practices and design studios to complete a short “pulse check” survey to better understand how the industry will be affected by COVID-19. As of publication, COVID-19 has more than 150,000 confirmed cases worldwide and almost 6000 deaths. South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian […]

International Women’s Day: Coming soon from women-led architecture studios

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ADR looks ahead to upcoming projects from female-run, Australia-based architecture studios. “As a profession – despite being very comfortable with change in our design practise – we are weighted by our pronounced conservatism,” SJB’s Monica Edwards told ADR in 2019.  “We operate under archaic structures that reinforce power; power […]