Workplace designers need to “convince people their health counts” in 2021 says Kirsten Brown of Herman Miller

The coronavirus pandemic has presented architects and designers with the opportunity to address more than just hygiene shortcomings in the workplace in 2021, according to Herman Miller Australia national workplace insight manager Kirsten Brown. In this video interview with ADR editor Elisa Scarton, Brown says the industry needs to look beyond COVID-19 in the new […]

Australian Design Centre celebrates creativity during COVID-19

The Australian Design Centre has opened their Design/Isolate exhibition: a collection of pandemic journals from over 60 designers and creatives. The arts and creative industries have been hit hard by the pandemic, with closures and social distancing restrictions leaving limited opportunities to exhibit and sell work. Yet, designers and creative thinkers are also uniquely equipped […]

COVID-19 prompts government spending on housing programs

Four billion dollars in new or expedited funding for 98 housing program initiatives were announced by Australian governments due to the coronavirus pandemic between March and June 2020. The new report from AHURI, ‘Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19’, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology analysed the scale and range of policy […]

Flexibility is the key to the new working landscape

Herman Miller’s Kirsten Brown on why businesses need to focus on flexibility and agility in the new normal. Workplace design for COVID and beyond will need to accommodate changes to the set-up of the office space and the people who utilise it. With restrictions easing all over Australia, organisations are now looking at the safest […]

2020 RIBA Stirling Prize cancelled due to coronavirus

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