At home with Billy Kavellaris

The Melbourne director at Kavellaris Urban Design takes us inside his Toorak home, which was a 2021 finalist at the World Architecture Festival. He lives here with his wife and two daughters. JARtB represents the first letter in the name of each member of the Kavellaris family with the ‘t’ standing for art. How long […]

Carter Williamson bolsters senior leadership team

Sydney design studio Carter Williamson has announced a suite of promotions to its senior leadership team, including the addition of a new director, two senior associates and two associates. The elevated roles follow a period of the continued growth within the practice, something principal Shaun Carter reflects on as the “rise and rise” of Carter […]

TANDEM experiments with a shorter working week

Like most of us in late 2021, the team at TANDEM Design Studio was fatigued. So, they decided to shake things up with an experiment. The past two years have stripped people of holidays, socialisation, and certainty, and as a result, severely affected how staff at TANDEM coped with working from home. Lacking the definition […]

‘I felt most chuffed about the sacrifices made over the years feeling worthwhile’ – Designer of the Year YSG

Last month at Sydney’s The Royal Randwick, Yasmine Ghoniem from YSG was crowned Designer of the Year for IDEA 2021. More than 500 architects, designers and design enthusiasts came together from across the country to celebrate 2021’s category and overall design award winners. Sydney-based YSG had a massive night, also picking up the Hospitality, Residential […]

Ken McBryde joins Gensler’s Sydney office

Ken McBryde has joined the global architecture and design firm as Design Director of Architecture, bolstering Gensler's architecture design practice.

Meet IDEA 2021 Gold Medal winner Alison Page

Walbanga and Wadi Wadi woman and award-winning interior designer Alison Page has been named the IDEA 2021 Gold Medallist. The annual award, now in its 20th year, is given to a practitioner who has “contributed their talent to enriching the design landscape of Australia” and was announced at the IDEA Gala party in Sydney on 24 […]

Advice for first-year architecture students from Make Architects

As a fresh bunch of undergraduates get their first taste of architecture studies, Make Architects Sydney partners James Chase and Michelle Evans reflect on their own university days and share some wisdom for those starting out in the profession. Make Architect’s Sydney was established in 2016 and is located in the heart of the CBD, […]

Getting to know Katherine Burdett from Noble Architecture

Inspired by an upbringing surrounded by nature and the importance of ‘hands-on’ work, Sydney-based architect Katherine Burdett is all about architecture that positively inspires its inhabitants through feel and function. The director of emerging design practice Noble Architecture, Burdett provides services to both Sydney and Regional Australia, with a particular focus on sustainable projects that […]

“Architectural drawing is a respected, but increasingly rare skill”

A talented architectural draftsman, Woods Bagot’s Harry Charalambous chats to ADR about how drawing has become a “respected, but increasingly rare skill”. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Architecture course in 1979, Charalambous has worked on extensive projects within Australia and throughout Europe and Asia. He has demonstrated a mature understanding of […]

“Context is everything in design” – three architects on embracing Indigenous culture in design.

Listen, live and learn, ADR talks to three architects embracing Indigenous culture in their design practice. More than a year after Black and Indigenous Lives Matter marches bring a wave of feet to Australian streets, it’s heartening to see so many non-Indigenous allies continuing to stand up. They must speak out against systemic racism more […]

Landscape architect Peachy Green on creating “magical moments”

Good design isn’t always a bed of roses. However, Peachy Green founder and landscape architect Fran Hale shares how she gets pretty close to making it one. Since starting her studio in 2011, Melbourne-based Hale has developed a distinct style for buoyantly lush and considered spaces. ADR recently caught up with Hale to discuss her career […]