‘Have a purpose – mine is sustainability’ – Arup’s Carfrae on the future of the industry

Arup global deputy chair Tristram Carfrae is one of the world’s leading structural designers. For ADR, he shares the importance of putting sustainability first when it comes to the building industry. As deputy chair of Arup’s global board, Tristram Carfrae is responsible for driving changes that ensure sustainable development at the heart of their design […]

Fiverr: where buyers and sellers of design thrive

A quiet achiever, the online marketplace Fiverr has been operating in Australia for over five years, connecting local architects and designers with skilled on-demand freelance talent.  Offering digital services in more than 500 categories, across 10 verticals including graphic and product design, digital marketing, programming, data, video and animation, Fiverr is one of the world’s largest freelance marketplaces. Launched in […]

BQE Software secures significant growth investment from Serent Capital

Cloud-based software provider BQE has received significant investment from Serent Capital, a growth-focused private equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled software companies. Working with professional service firms, BQE was founded by Shafat Qazi in 1995 as a billing and project management software company. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, is a cloud-based solution that […]

Fifteen architects explore whether Melbourne can become self-sufficient in A New Normal

Fifteen of the country’s top architects have come together to demonstrate just how Melbourne can become entirely self-sufficient by 2030 in A New Normal – a pop-up exhibition being held as part of Melbourne Design Week. A New Normal occupies a floor and the rooftop of 130 Little Collins Street, which is set to be […]

UN-Habitat and Othalo partner for affordable housing made from recycled plastic

Bricklayers meet augmented reality