Improving pathways into architecture for First Nations people

We have chosen to republish this 2018 piece in light of the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place across the world. This is part of Australian Design Review’s commitment to advocating for the mending of racial inequities in Australian architecture and design industries.  Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, […]

We shouldn’t be “designing just for design’s sake,” says Edition Office

Within the grey walls of their Fitzroy studio, Edition Office directors Kim Bridgland and Aaron Roberts craft buildings that move beyond beauty to become considered explorations of our relationship to place and context. There is something mesmeric about an afternoon spent listening to Edition Office talk about design philosophy. In a sweltering Fitzroy studio with […]

Hassell designs “next-gen smart campus” on Sunshine Coast

Hassell has put flexibility at the heart of its design for the Foundation Building at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)’s Moreton Bay campus. “Only around 20 per cent of young adults in the region have a degree right now,” says Hassell. “But that’s tipped to change dramatically, with some 10,000 students expected by […]

MPavilion 2020 to reuse rather than build a new pavilion

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced it won’t be building a new pavilion for the MPavilion 2020 exhibition, deciding to instead “focus on reconnecting communities” with the six past pavilions. The decision for the 2020/2021 season was made as a “direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says the foundation in a statement issued today. “At […]

Australian architects and designers post black square for racial equality

Australian architects and designers joined more than a million people around the world yesterday by posting a black square to Instagram to support those protesting for racial equality in light of the death of George Floyd. Gray Puksand, Woods Bagot, Bates Smart, Kate Challis, Ben Callery, Fender Katsalidis, Cumulus Studio, Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, […]

Take the ACA’s third ‘pulse check’

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third ‘pulse check’ continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on the architecture industry,  increasing knowledge of what is needed to ensure a robust future for architectural practices. The ACA’s second ‘pulse check’, conducted at the end of March, revealed that 89 per cent of respondents had had […]

Hames Sharley makes slew of appointments

Hames Sharley has announced promotions across the architecture practice’s six national studios. South Australian studio leader, Leon Gouws has been appointed as a director of Hames Sharley. Gouws brings with him more than 15 years of experience and is passionate about confronting the industry’s multi-faceted challenges head-on. “With how architecture is continuously changing, we will […]