Meet emerging practice LXN Architecture

For co-directors Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay, LXN Architecture isn’t the duo’s first foray into opening their own practice. Here, they tell AR about having a “second crack” at establishing a studio and doing it “properly”. While Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay were both born and raised in Tasmania, the pair had quite different backgrounds. […]

Woods Bagot names Rhonda Mitchell and Jason Fraser principal

Woods Bagot has promoted Rhonda Mitchell and Jason Fraser to principal, with regional executive chair Kate Frear congratulating the pair on their ability to “seek out challenges, connection and choice”. Based in Melbourne and Sydney respectively, Mitchell and Fraser found architecture in different ways. After graduating with a fine arts degree, Fraser found himself “at odds […]

Australia’s top commercial photographer announced

Sydney-based professional photographer, Gavin Jowitt, was named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) this week. Organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), APPA is the most prestigious competition for professional photographers. This year saw 1647 entries judged over three days with the results announced at a […]

New appointments at Hames Sharley

Hames Sharley has appointed three senior leaders across its practice as part of a nationwide commitment to encourage a new age of built spaces.  Accepting the role of director are Retail and Town Centre Portfolio Leader Harold Perks in Melbourne, and National Design Forum Leader Derek Hays in Perth. In Adelaide, Studio Leader Leon Gouws […]

Warren and Mahoney appoints Sven Ollmann as Sydney principal

Architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has appointed Sven Ollmann as a principal in its Sydney studio following the firm’s recent achievement of $1billion of projects in development in Australia. Ollmann arrives with more than 25 years’ experience working at the forefront of sustainable commercial design. He began his career in Europe before moving to Sydney […]

Hassell makes slew of promotions

Design and architecture practice Hassell has promoted seven of its designers to the role of principal as part of a number of promotions across the practice’s ten studios around the world. In Australia, Natalie Busch, Ed Mitchell, Evodia Alaterou, and Keith Allen have been made principals, as have Chong Wang, Tamagin Blake-Smith, and Klevis Koco […]

Architectus snaps up Geyer’s Mark Talbot as it grows senior leadership

Architecture and design studio Architectus has hired Geyer’s Mark Talbot as a principal and has also promoted Farhad Haidari and Silvia Cupik to the same role. Joining Architectus as principal this month, Mark Talbot brings over 28 years of experience across the architecture, interior architecture and industrial design disciplines. He will add “significant value” to Architectus’ […]

Embracing emotion is key to leading a healthy workplace

In its recent 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)[1], The World Health Organisation recognised the serious effects of burnout, defining it as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. The condition is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or […]

Nicholas Grimshaw to step down as chair of Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chair of Grimshaw, the now global practice he set up almost 40 years ago. The 79-year-old architect, who won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019, is handing over the reins to Andrew Whalley, the company’s deputy chairman, who has worked alongside Grimshaw since 1986. Founded in 1980, the practice became […]

Timber triumph: Sebastian Cox

Meeting with Sebastian Cox at this year’s I Salone was an interesting affair. The British designer established his studio in 2010 in Greenwich, south-east London and now with a staff of 12 (plus Willow the dog) he creates bespoke furniture for those who love fine design, utilising timber taken from British woodlands by a very […]

In profile: Architects EAT

Albert Mo and Eid Goh, of Melbourne-based practice architects eat, have been running their own show for most of their careers. But without any business specific training, the early years saw plenty of trial and error. One of their smartest moves, they say, was hiring a business coach. With a wall full of prize certificates […]