ADR’s top 10 profiles of architects and designers for 2019

We love a good profile. This year had its fair share of movers and shakers making waves in the design world from artists telling architects to find a new job to women speaking about the challenges they face in the industry. For our review of the year, we look at the 10 top profiles. “Everywhere […]

Why be an architect – ‘it is what it is’…

When I try to question the architectural world, the response I usually get from mentors is ‘it is what it is’… Earlier this year, I sat for registration. In my interview I was asked why a client should hire an architect, in place of a building designer or the like. I replied a prescribed and […]

William Chan – Ownership builds better communities

Sydney-based Cox Architecture designer and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Fellow, HY William Chan realised early on that our built environments are vastly improved by directly including locals in the design and innovation process. Travelling to South Africa and India while studying at university, HY William Chan met with vulnerable slum communities on the very fringes […]

There’s no place like home – Paul Karakusevic at the Sydney Architecture Festival

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Sydney Architecture Festival – Making Housing Affordable – was Paul Karakusevic, a UK-based architect with long experience working in some of London’s most historically disadvantaged boroughs. Can you talk about the foundation of Karakusevic Carson Architects?  When I formed the practice, public housing design was not really […]

Kukame McPierzie joins Woods Bagot as Perth studio chair

Perth local Kukame McPierzie has joined Woods Bagot as Perth Studio chair, taking a lead role in key transport, workplace and education projects. It’s a been a steady surge to success for McPierzie, who was awarded the 2019 Western Australian Emerging Architect Prize for being “instrumental in the design and delivery of ‘city changing’ schemes”. […]

Simone Carter joins Rothelowman as Principal of Interiors

Rothelowman has announced the appointment of Simone Carter – the practice’s newest leader of Interior Design.  Based out of the Melbourne studio, Carter brings to Rothelowman over 20 years of global interiors experience, having worked on projects in the UK, Middle East, China and Australia, including the award-winning New Royal Children’s Hospital as well as the Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne. In […]

Arcadia announces six senior promotions

Arcadia has announced six senior promotions, with Chris Tidswell becoming a partner of the Sydney studio, Cliff Dean becoming an associate and Georgia Alexander, Jon Fleri, Valerie Ostermann and Daniel Spicer becoming senior landscape architects.  “After a year of delivering beyond expectations on a range of notable projects, we’re thrilled we’ve been able to promote these […]

“Australia’s Aboriginal narrative must be told by its architects” – Ros Moriarty

From the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission In Absence to FJMT’s award-winning Bunjil Place, Australia’s Indigenous narrative is increasingly being addressed by the country’s top designers and architects.  Australian Design Review sits down with Ros Moriarty, managing director of Indigenous design studio Balarinji  – best known for Qantas’s celebrated Flying Art Series, which has featured striking Indigenous liveries across its fleet since 1994 […]

Celebrating IDEA’s 2019 Gold Medal winner Andrew Parr

The IDEA 2019 Gold Medal is awarded to someone who has contributed their talent to enriching the design landscape of Australia. This year’s winner is the formidable Andrew Parr, founder and director of SJB Interiors. Growing up around modernist homes along the Yarra River, Parr became intrigued with the work of Robin Boyd and his contemporaries. His […]

Exploring a half century of John Gollings’s architectural photography

An exhibition exploring half a century of work by one of Australia’s most celebrated architectural photographers is on now at the Museum of Sydney. With a career built over decades of visiting and re-visiting modern and ancient sites, John Gollings is recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of the built environment. His work combines his interests […]

Matt Davis returns to Bates Smart as studio director

A prominent influencer of urban policy and projects in Australia, Matt Davis come back to Bates Smart as a studio director. Until his return to Sydney from Adelaide, Davis was a founding partner of Davis+Davis Architects and a member of the inaugural SA Planning Commission and Integrated Design Commission of South Australia. Davis is a member of numerous […]