Australian Institute of Architects ousts CEO Jennifer Cunich

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has sacked its CEO Jennifer Cunich, replacing her with national president Clare Cousins in the interim.  According to the Australian Financial Review (AFR), Cunich’s departure follows “months” of ongoing discussions between the two sides. Cunich joined AIA IN 2016 during a period of financial difficulty, and one of her first […]

Q&ADR: Woods Bagot’s Georgia Singleton

ADR catches up with global director and education sector leader at Woods Bagot, Georgia Singleton, to find out the biggest challenges that architects are facing and how the design of educational institutions is evolving. What does a ‘typical’ day look like in your role as global leader of Science and Education? The only consistency is […]

The Robin Boyd Foundation Launches the Boyd Circle

The Robin Boyd Foundation for Design has gathered together eleven leading architects to form the inaugural Boyd Circle to educate the public on why design matters. The Boyd Circle will curate a bold new program of talks, open days and interactive events that promote inclusive discussion and active public participation in design. It aims to […]

How to improve pathways into architecture for First Nations people

Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, in a leafy clearing of Melbourne’s verdant Royal Botanic Gardens civic space MPavilion hosted BLAKitecture late last year, a public forum discussing how the architectural industry might respectfully embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at all levels of the design process. It highlighted […]

Why landscape is crucial to healthcare design

There’s been a huge amount of research into the effect of green spaces on our health, with many scientists agreeing that they can aid with healing. ADR speaks to Brent Hardcastle, associate, Wilson Architects about how to incorporate landscape into design to promote health and wellbeing. What are the main challenges health centres face when […]

Opinion: what does the future hold for the controversial Sirius building?

Benjamin Jay Shand holds a Masters of Architecture from The University of Sydney and practices as an architect and artist. He produces a blog (@designtel) and writes on design.         Structures so unabashedly of another age often elicit fanfare akin to that of a cult film and this holds true for Sirius, […]

How are tall buildings affecting Australian society?

This issue AR asks a panel of experts from Sydney’s forthcoming AU Smart Skyscrapers Summit (26 and 27 June) their response to the following question: how will an increasing number of tall buildings affect the fabric of society in Australia? Domino Risch, principal, Hassell For some, the thought of living in an urban metropolis that […]

In conversation with Zwei Architects

Zwei (Interiors & Architecture) is a practice established by two women who are making their mark in the design world, raising families, giving back to their profession and doing it all with style and panache. Running a busy practice is challenging enough, but add to the mix, family, children, mentoring up and coming designers and […]

Meet emerging practice Trias

If two heads are better than one, then surely three heads are unstoppable, right? AR talks to one third of swiftly rising studio TRIAS, Jennifer McMaster, about the ins and outs of creating and running a successful emerging practice. Much like the city in which it is based, Sydney architectural studio TRIAS is a melting pot of […]

Kanye West’s first foray into architecture is a social housing project

It seems Kanye’s West architecture career has kicked off in the shape of a low-income housing scheme, made of prefabricated concrete. The American rapper first announced his architectural ambitions last month when he revealed that he would be opening up a new arm of his fashion label Yeezy named Yeezy Home. He wrote on Twitter […]

In conversation with fjmt’s Elizabeth Carpenter

Today it’s common to see people who never spend more than a couple of years in the same job. And then there are people like Elizabeth Carpenter. The fjmt principal has been with the practice for nearly 25 years and isn’t looking to move on anytime soon. Elizabeth Carpenter joined Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) when it […]