ADR’s top 16 Australian architects and designers for 2020

It’s December already! We’re kicking off our review of 2020 with a look at the year’s best interviews with Australian designers and architects. “We’re here to live, not to defy death. Our architecture should do the same” – Koichi Takada A chance virtual encounter with Koichi Takada in the middle of Melbourne’s second lockdown turned into an […]

Architectus grows transport sector ahead of Suburban Rail Loop

Architectus has announced key appointments within its transport sector design team as it undertakes work on some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects. Most recently, Mena Kubba has joined Architectus as a senior associate in Melbourne. She has commenced as the linewide lead for Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop project, Victoria’s largest ever […]

TANDEM appoints Dr Kathi Holt as director

TANDEM design studio establishes a Brisbane studio, appointing architect and academic Dr Kathi Holt as director.  Since its inception in 2005, Melbourne-based TANDEM design studio has been a collaboration between Tim Hill and James Murray. For the past 15 years the studio has worked on consequential urban regeneration projects across Australia including the Hobart’s MONA […]

Hayball appoints first female managing director

Hayball has appointed Sarah Buckeridge as co-managing director, the multi-disciplinary architecture firm’s first female managing director in its 37-year history.  Sarah Buckeridge joins Hayball’s current managing director, Tom Jordan, who has been in the role since 2008.  Buckeridge joined Hayball as a graduate architect and was promoted to director in 2007, the youngest and first […]

Conrad Gargett announces promotions across national studios

Conrad Gargett has announced the promotion of four of its current senior associates to principals, taking the national architecture firm’s total number of principals to fourteen across studios in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Townsville and Addis Ababa. Lada Bodnaruk, Brent Sanders, Amanda Kershaw and Paul Emmett have been promoted to principals, bringing with them a […]

Frasers Property Australia appoints Anita Hoskins to CFO

Frasers Property Australia has announced the appointment of Anita Hoskins to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Formerly CFO of Carnival Australia, part of Carnival Corporation & plc, one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies, Hoskins replaces Anthony Boyd in the role, who officially took over from Rod Fehring as Chief Executive Officer on […]

Getting to know Regional Design Service

The small town of Corowa is the unlikely setting for thriving architecture and design studio Regional Design Service. The studio’s founders talk to Isla Sutherland about demystifying and democratising good design for regional communities. Phillip Nielsen and Aaron Nicholls began their practice in 2017. At the time, Corowa had not had an architect in residence […]

Getting to know Sans-Arc Studio

Sans-Arc Studio may only have a couple of years under its belt, but with offices in Adelaide and Melbourne already, it’s quickly becoming the darling of the Australian hospitality design scene. You only have to spend a few minutes chatting to Matiya Marovich to understand why Sans-Arc Studio is the perfect name. Founded in Adelaide, […]

Tim Ross premieres podcast on Sydney Opera House tapestries

Comedian and design enthusiast Tim Ross has put the recent lockdown to good use by producing a new podcast about the Sydney Opera House’s tapestries. “As a touring performer, everything sort of stopped. So pretty quickly, I thought about all the things I could do if I can’t get on the road,” he tells ADR. […]

“We’re here to live, not to defy death. Our architecture should do the same” – Koichi Takada

Architects and designers need to seize the moment post-COVID-19 to wind back the clock and “protect architecture as a sanctuary for human beings” says architect Koichi Takada. “We try to sit on a bench and it says, ‘Please do not sit.’ Or, ‘Make sure you keep a 1.5-metre distance’. The rule completely destroys the idea […]

Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]