DesignInc adds Brisbane studio Trapp Architects

Architecture practice DesignInc has announced it is adding Brisbane-based practice Trapp Architects to its group.  In June 2022, the DesignInc board of directors met in Brisbane to formalise the details and formally welcomed Trapp to the DesignInc fold on 1 July 2022.  The move signals continued growth for DesignInc nationally, says a media release, with […]

Hassell principal Peter Lee recognised with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM)

Hassell principal Peter Lee has been awarded a prestigious Order of Australia (OAM). The recognition was for his service to community housing initiatives as well as the architecture that was part of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours celebrated in June. Speaking about receiving the award, Lee says that his service to the community, social and […]

Authentic and on the radar – Williams Burton Leopardi

There is an authenticity to Williams Burton Leopardi (WBL) projects that is reflective of the personalities of the Adelaide-based design practice’s directors, David Burton and Sophia Leopardi. The history of WBL is rich and extensive. The architecture and interior design studio was founded in 1983 by Robert Williams, before evolving into Williams Burton in 1996 […]

Kirsti Simpson joins Woods Bagot’s Brisbane studio

Kirsti Simpson has been designing ground-breaking workplaces and commercial towers for international and local clients for 25 years, says Nik Karalis, CEO Woods Bagot.

The carved and considered touch of Adam Kane

Adam Kane has made a space for himself in the Australian design scene, carving his way to the top with an aesthetic that is beautifully Brutalist and monastically memorable. There is a thoughtfulness to Adam Kane that may have everything to do with the meandering nature of the conversation on a slow Friday afternoon or […]

What the ‘new normal’ means for some of Australia’s biggest practices

Australian practices have been waxing lyrical about the future of work and workplaces for the better part of two years, but what does that mean for the industry itself? “The notion of a hybrid workplace is frightening for some older architects and designers who have always had a large desk full of their kid’s photos […]

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.