There is some fear over “being open and honest” as a young woman in architecture, says Stephanie Lancuba

In our ongoing series on women in architecture, we chat to Lyons project architect Stephanie Lancuba on the fears, challenges and influences that have changed her course as a young designer.   When did you first become interested in architecture and design? From a young age, I was generally interested in creative pursuits, but my connection to the construction […]

Dan Cox joins Hassell as its newest principal

After 15 years at Carr, most recently in the role of interior design director, Dan Cox has been named a principal at Hassell. The Perth-born interior designer and past IDEA judge spoke to ADR just six days after taking over the new role, in the middle of Melbourne’s second coronavirus lockdown. “I went in to […]

The physical model is anything but obsolete, says Woods Bagot model maker

It’s a dying art, but one that John Sargood preserves in a workshop cluttered with perfectly detailed miniatures of Woods Bagot buildings destined to grace skylines the world over. It’s an almost impossible task to capture John Sargood’s world in print. Reading back over our conversation, it’s quickly apparent that so much is missing. Sargood […]

“You must be open to embracing every opportunity that presents itself, especially as a female in the industry” – Brindha Kugan, Architectus

The climate change emergency, layered in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, has created a large-scale social experiment of resilience. For architects and designers there has been industry-wide introspection, a delving into existing toolboxes, in order to imagine a built environment that is adaptive and responsive to these crises. ADR speaks to Architectus Australia associate, Brindha […]

“Boys’ clubs are still winning the game in the public face of architecture” – says RebelArchitette

Feminist collective RebelArchitette released the Women Architects World Map as the first step towards “detoxing architecture from inequalities”. The interactive map lists women-led architecture practices around the world, including 22 from Australia. RebelArchitette, which is based in Bergamo, Italy, released the map to coincide with the original dates of the Venice Architecture Biennale and say […]

Improving pathways into architecture for First Nations people

We have chosen to republish this 2018 piece in light of the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place across the world. This is part of Australian Design Review’s commitment to advocating for the mending of racial inequities in Australian architecture and design industries.  Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, […]

We shouldn’t be “designing just for design’s sake,” says Edition Office

Within the grey walls of their Fitzroy studio, Edition Office directors Kim Bridgland and Aaron Roberts craft buildings that move beyond beauty to become considered explorations of our relationship to place and context. There is something mesmeric about an afternoon spent listening to Edition Office talk about design philosophy. In a sweltering Fitzroy studio with […]

Women in architecture: Architectus design leaders Marina Carroll and Elizabeth Seuseu

In a video interview with Architectus principal Marina Carroll and senior associate Elizabeth Seuseu, filmed in the less-than-ideal settings we’re all painfully familiar with now, the women speak frankly about gender and the industry with Australian Design Review and inside editor Elisa Scarton. Carroll joined Architectus Sydney in 2012. With a particular interest in learning […]

Help staff members “feel connected and safe in their roles” during COVID-19, says Greenbox Architecture

This week’s virtual fireside chat is a little different as we reach out to Greenbox Architecture to see how the Sydney practice is approaching leadership during COVID-19 as a studio. Greenbox works across a variety of project types and sizes from single dwellings to multi-res, office fit-outs, data centres and commercial buildings. Its focus as […]

Hames Sharley appoints Melbourne studio lead

Australian architecture and design practice Hames Sharley has appointed Elise Miles Simonovski as its new studio leader for Victoria. Originally from Canberra, Simonovski brings 17 years of experience within the design and construction industry, fulfilling various roles and client relations spanning Commercial, Education and Defence portfolios. “I’m very excited to join Hames Sharley, be a […]