Sean Gill joins Gray Puksand

A design focused architect, Gill joins Gray Puksand’s Brisbane office as an associate and brings over 10 years’ experience. In his new role, Gill will focus on leading project teams on current work as well as building new relationships. With portfolio strengths in retail, mixed-use and commercial projects, Gill sees his move to Gray Puksand as an opportunity to […]

“Without people to bring it to life, architecture is just a beautiful sculpture” -HASSELL’s Evodia Alaterou

As the first principal of HASSELL’s strategy team, Evodia Alaterou combines data with curiosity to determine what exactly makes ‘good design’. The South African-born designer studied architecture before doing a Masters in Environmental Psychology. She now leads a team dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of the people at the centre of HASSELL’s projects. It […]

From sculpture to skyscraper – discussing the design process with Chris Wilkinson

In 2013, WilkinsonEyre principal Chris Wilkinson was puzzling over the brief for the new Crown hotel in Sydney while on Christmas holiday at the family home in Lucca, Italy. “I spent most of the Christmas going through this brief. It was very detailed with the spaces they wanted, plus or minus figures for the area,” […]

“Do you really need a laundry?” – James Legge, pondering the future of Australia’s cities

It’s the Aussie dream to have the big house with all the amenities, a garden and a pool, but in our current property market, James Legge from National Sustainability Award winning-practice Six Degrees says for many of us, it’ll never be anything more than that – a dream. In the latest ABS Residential Property Price […]

“Everywhere you build in Australia, you’re building on Indigenous land” says designer Jack Mitchell

Architecture is a form of occupation says Jack Mitchell, likening our cities to a study in colonialism not dissimilar to that present overseas. Speaking to ADR in the lead-up to the second BLAKitecture forum at Melbourne’s MPavilion on 17 December, Jack Mitchell shared his own experience as a young Indigenous designer. “So much of what […]

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 […]