“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 […]

Robin Boyd-winning architect Gabriel Poole dies

Gabriel Poole, Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture winner and 1998 Royal Australian Institute of Architecture Gold Medalist, passed away yesterday of natural causes aged 85. The Poole House, designed in 1962, while still a student draftsman in Robin Gibson’s office, was his first home in Brisbane’s Sherwood. In the 1970s, Poole established Atelier-Two-Designs with […]

Hannah Rozenberg on tackling gender bias in architecture

Two years after designing a tool to calculate potential gender bias in English-language architectural and design terms, London-based architectural designer Hannah Rozenberg says the industry has not done enough to address its “insidious bias. “In 2018, when I presented my project, women occupied only 10 per cent of the highest-ranking jobs at the world’s leading […]

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 […]

IDEA early bird entries extended to 30 April

The IDEA 2020 early birds entry period has been extended to 30 April. That gives you an extra month to get your entries in and save $90. IDEA early bird entries were due to close later this week, but we’ve spoken to a lot of architects and interior designers who just need a little extra […]

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 […]

Melbourne Design Week virtual visits

ADR brings you virtual visits of the Melbourne Design Week events that didn’t get their day in the sun.  The health and wellbeing of clients, staff and visitors have been the priorities of interior designers, architects and event planners as COVID-19 has taken a grip on our mobility. Alongside cancellations of major design events, interior […]

A message from our editors – How can we help?

When we sat down to write this message to our readers and everyone in the Australian architecture and interior design industry, we wrote and rewrote dozens of introductions, but there are no perfect words. And really everything we wanted to say can be summed up in these four words.   How can we help? Since […]

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 […]