Hayball appoints first female managing director

Hayball has appointed Sarah Buckeridge as co-managing director, the multi-disciplinary architecture firm’s first female managing director in its 37-year history.  Sarah Buckeridge joins Hayball’s current managing director, Tom Jordan, who has been in the role since 2008.  Buckeridge joined Hayball as a graduate architect and was promoted to director in 2007, the youngest and first […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards winners announced

The Shaw Contract Design Awards winners for 2020 were announced this week with two Australian practices picking up prizes. With nearly 500 entries from 29 countries, this year’s competition was judged by a global group of esteemed jurors, who, for the first time, met virtually to select the seven final winners. Looking for the year’s […]

Two decades of architecture in Australia highlighted in book MMXX

Showcasing 59 projects, Cameron Bruhn’s new book, MMXX: Two decades of architecture in Australia, captures how the industry has evolved in the new millennium. The first comprehensive survey of Australian architecture from this period, the richly illustrated volume celebrates the work of more than 100 practices across the country, taking the reader on a journey […]

Genton announced as lead designer for Glenroy Station project

Australian architecture firm Genton — known for its multi-award-winning Frankston Station — is leading the design of the Glenroy Station project, as recently announced by the Level Crossing Removal Project. “We immediately sensed a strong community culture in Glenroy and, through the significant investment and development involved in the project, we’re thrilled to be able […]

A 1970s Sydney office building transformed into A-grade tower and retail pavilion

The $200 million redevelopment of 388 George Street has been completed, transforming the original 1970s office tower into a state-of-the-art A-grade commercial tower with a prime-new retail pavilion and improved connectivity to the surrounding Sydney CBD. Located on the corner of George and King Streets, one of Sydney’s most prominent  intersections, 388 George Street is […]

Edith Cowan University seeks lead architect for $695 million city campus

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has released two highly anticipated Expression of Interest invitations, seeking a Lead Architect and Lead Design Engineers for its $695 million ECU City Campus. The campus is the centrepiece of the recently announced Perth City Deal, which brings together the collaborative efforts of the Australian Government, Western Australian Government and City […]

Building Stronger Homes Roundtable series responds to bushfire planning oversights

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA) are responding to the final report from the Royal Commission into National Disaster Arrangements with a series of roundtable discussions on building bushfire resilient homes.  The two industry groups have heeded key findings from the long-awaited final report from the Royal Commission into […]

IDEA 2020 Gala date announced 

The winners of IDEA 2020 will be announced at a Gala party to be held in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. A couple of months ago, we made the decision, along with the support of our incredible IDEA sponsors, to postpone our annual awards gala until the Australian architecture and interior design community could come […]

Splinter Society Architecture inserts dramatic three-storey “void” in Melbourne home

Joining two townhouses, Splinter Society Architecture peeled back past renovations to place a soaring masonry and steel wall at the heart of this Melbourne home. Set back from the original Heritage facade, the three-storey glass entry of Three Stories North is an unexpected sight in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Behind its front door – […]

Victorian Government to build more than 12,000 new public housing homes

Victoria will deliver a $5.3 billion Big Housing Build package to construct more than 12,000 new social housing homes throughout metro and regional Victoria over the next four years, supercharging Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond. This package will boost Victoria’s social housing supply by 10 per cent in just four years – […]

Conrad Gargett announces promotions across national studios

Conrad Gargett has announced the promotion of four of its current senior associates to principals, taking the national architecture firm’s total number of principals to fourteen across studios in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Townsville and Addis Ababa. Lada Bodnaruk, Brent Sanders, Amanda Kershaw and Paul Emmett have been promoted to principals, bringing with them a […]