SJB appoints Brodie Blades as new associate director

Architecture firm SJB has promoted Brodie Blades to the role of associate director of urban design at its Melbourne studio. Blades is an accomplished urban designer with a background in town planning and has been called upon to provide urban design expert evidence in numerous complex matters before planning Tribunals and Panels in Victoria – […]

Chris Godsell joins nettletontribe Melbourne as associate director

Architecture firm nettleontribe has appointed Chris Godsell to the role of associate director of it’s Melbourne studio.  Godsell brings a wealth of experience to his new appointment having been an active member of the AIA sitting on both the large practice forum and practice services committee in the Victorian chapter of the AIA. He has […]

Retail design firms i2C Architects and TRG Queensland merge

i2C Architects is set to expand up the country’s east coast, after announcing its amalgamation with Brisbane-based TRG Queensland. Currently located in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the architecture and design firm’s merger with TRG Queensland will see it offer a robust skill set and expanded client database, with full coverage across Australia. It is expected that […]

C.Kairouz Architects designs a home with a perceived split personality

C.Kairouz Architects has designed a home in Melbourne’s Northcote that balances the dynamic of old and new both visually and functionally, alluding to a home of two halves.  The main challenge set by the owner was to transform the dilapidated-yet-characterful art deco house and create a modern family home with a ‘wow factor’, large enough […]

Crone appoints Nick Williams to principal of Design

Crone Architects has expanded its Melbourne team with the appointment of Nick Williams to principal of Design.  In his new role, Williams will lead the design process, from feasibility through town planning, design and delivery through to construction. His experience in complex mixed-use, commercial, retail and hospitality development will strategically strengthen Crone’s Melbourne team. Greg Crone […]

What is the architecture of wellbeing?

ADR speaks to Eugene Cheah, co-founder of Cheah Saw Architecture, to unpick the meaning of wellbeing in architecture and discuss the trends to look out for in 2019. ADR: Tell us about the ‘architecture of wellbeing’. What does this mean exactly and how are you putting this in to practice?  Eugene Cheah: We believe architecture has a […]

Poetry in architecture – Steve Sammartino’s future-focused house

Steve Sammartino is building the world’s most futuristic house, equipped with a drone landing pad, voice enabled walls and solar roof tiles. He tells ADR’s sister website Marketing about the art and theory behind this ambitious project. Marketing: Tell us about the house. Steve Sammartino: I’m planning on building a house that takes together all of the […]

Hayball promotes David Tordoff to director

Hayball has promoted David Tordoff, who joined the practice in 2015 to establish the practice’s new Sydney studio, to the role of director.    The appointment comes during a period of growth over the past year, with the firm approaching the 200-staff mark, and the opening of its newly renovated Sydney studio.   Hayball now has permanent offices in Melbourne, […]

Behind the architect and client relationship with Technē and Sand Hill Road

While many client-architect relationships may only cover one project, Technē Architecture + Interior Design has shown how to build a long lasting working relationship with hospitality client Sand Hill Road spanning more than 10 years. In the lead-up to the opening of the Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, a collaboration between the practice and client, […]

Richard Meier formally steps down following sexual harassment allegations

Richard Meier is stepping down from day-to-day operations of the practice he founded, seven months after allegations surfaced that the Pritzker Prize-winner had sexually harassed five female staff.  In March, Meier took a leave of absence after damning accounts by female staff at Richard Meier & Partners Architects were published in the New York Times. They described incidents […]

Büro North promotes Meredith Earls to design director

Büro North has promoted Meredith Earls to the lead the practice’s national design team in the role of design director. Earls has been with Büro North since 2015, working in the role of senior graphic designer. “She is a talented strategist and a truly exceptional creative,” says Soren Luckins, founder and creative director of Büro North. “This promotion […]