What ROI can taking part in competitions provide?

Rather than seeing them as a waste of time and resources that rarely pay dividends, you could regard competitions as a way to grow your practice’s reputation and experience. They have much more to offer in the way of rewards than simply prizes for winning them. You are participating in one of the many open […]

Venice Biennale: Artist Angelica Mesiti examines architecture of democracy for Australian Pavilion

Artist Angelica Mesiti’s installation for the Australian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has been widely praised, recognised in many ‘best of’ lists published around the world. It is also notable for another reason: Mesiti’s work with curator Juliana Engberg is one of a number of strong collaborations between […]

Aged care innovator honoured with award

The CEO of Queensland aged care facility NewDirection Care Bellmere, Natasha Chadwick, has been named Australian Business Woman of the Year 2019 for pioneering a new approach to aged care. As founder and CEO Chadwick has spent the past seven years shaking up the aged care sector by creating a world-class ‘micro-town’ residential community for the elderly […]

ADR Aged Care Design Trend Report: download now!

Covering current thinking, technology, the rejection of institutionalised homogenous design and the move towards an individually focused approach, ADR’s Aged Care Design Trend Report is a must-read for all designers and architects.  Launched at a breakfast panel event last week, the report provides a deep dive into the aged care design landscape now and in the […]

MSDx 2019 mid-year exhibition

Visit MSDx for a glimpse of future innovations in the built environment. The Melbourne School of Design, as the graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, is tasked with guiding and activating future generations of built environment professionals. It provides an educational platform for young minds who […]

In pictures: ADR’s Aged Care Design Trends breakfast event

ADR yesterday hosted a lively breakfast event where a panel of experts took a deep dive into our latest trend report on aged care design. Moderated by PTID senior associate Ben Lornie, the panel featured Tieran Kimber, group director – seniors living at ThomsonAdsett, Alex Hopkins, principal designer at Studio Tate and Sharon Sullivan, clinical/health planner […]

How architecture practices can overcome business challenges

Projects stall, prized associates land jobs overseas, the economy in your specialist field tanks and off-the-plan apartments go way, way off. How do architectural practices plan for – and cope with – the business of staying in business? “I’m not sure that you can succeed as an architect if you don’t have a good dose […]

Geometry and nature define the newest Art Series Hotel’s design

The Fantauzzo, Brisbane’s new $100 million flagship Art Series Hotel created by SJB,  has been designed to integrate with its natural and built environment. Part of a plan to reactivate the historic Howard Smith Wharves precinct, the six-storey, 166 room hotel sits beneath Story Bridge. Nestled against a rocky cliff face behind heritage buildings along the […]

Technē to design its first commercial tower project

Hospitality specialist Technē Architecture + Interior Design has been appointed to undertake its first commercial tower project, further signalling the convergence of hospitality and office spaces. Technē, the practice behind The Espy’s revitalisation, launched a workplace division within the practice last year. “Following on from the creation of our own new workplace, we are looking forward to seeing our office designs come […]

Fender Katsalidis designs a cave-like interior for Harbord Diggers Club

Harbord Diggers Club, a 90-year-old destination located on the headland at Freshwater Beach north of Sydney, has been reborn by Fender Katsalidis. The completed first stage of the $200 million project now encompasses a new Ocean Terrace, bars, lounges, restaurants, a bistro, café and kitchens and more, with a cave concept at the core of […]

In honour of brick: Learning and Teaching building by John Wardle Architects

There are awards programs for practically every imaginable aspect of the field of architecture and the built environment. Appropriately this includes one devoted to that most humble, yet integral, elements of our world – the brick. Each year, the prestigious Horbury Hunt Commercial (HHC) Award celebrates innovation and craftsmanship in commercial brickwork. The category is […]