Industry called to complete second ACA ‘pulse check’ on the impact of COVID-19

For its second ‘pulse check’ survey, the Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is seeking clarity on the impact of COVID-19 on practices and design studios so far. In its first survey, conducted two weeks ago, the ACA sought to understand what challenges architecture and design practices were anticipating as the COVID-19 pandemic worked its way […]

Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelled

The Salone del Mobile 2020 was cancelled over the weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Milan furniture fair will now take place on 13-18 April 2021. Organisers announced in a statement that the decision was made “in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is spreading to almost every country in the world. “Although […]

“Maintain a mindset to continue the innovation of your team,” says Jeremy Bull

“Stay positive and protect your capital so that you can explode out of the gates when the market finds its new normal” is Alexander & CO. principal Jeremy Bull’s advice to practices dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. In the first of our Working from Home series, where we speak to Australian interior designers and architects […]

Government support for architecture practices during COVID-19

What does the $189 billion dollar stimulus package from the Federal Government mean for small and medium-sized architecture practices?  As the COVID-19 pandemic works its way across the globe and through industries, clarity has been the catchcry of businesses already reeling from the pandemic’s financial fall-out.  “There is an economic crisis that has been created […]

Tips for architects and designers working at home during COVID-19

Last week, we reached out to the architecture and interior design community to ask how we could help during the COVID-19 outbreak. At lot of people asked us for practical, industry-specific tips on working from home. For a lot of designers and architects, we know it’s uncharted territory and a scary one at that. Design […]

Melbourne Design Week virtual visits

ADR brings you virtual visits of the Melbourne Design Week events that didn’t get their day in the sun.  The health and wellbeing of clients, staff and visitors have been the priorities of interior designers, architects and event planners as COVID-19 has taken a grip on our mobility. Alongside cancellations of major design events, interior […]

A message from our editors – How can we help?

When we sat down to write this message to our readers and everyone in the Australian architecture and interior design industry, we wrote and rewrote dozens of introductions, but there are no perfect words. And really everything we wanted to say can be summed up in these four words.   How can we help? Since […]

The ACA responds to COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) has released the preliminary findings of their ‘pulse-check’ survey on the ramifications of COVID-19 on the architecture industry. The responses of more than 1000 practices exposed where firms, big and small, are preparing to feel the impact of the pandemic.  Of responding practices, 57 per cent reported they […]

AACA postpones APE National Examination Paper

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (ACCA) has postponed the APE National Examination Paper due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The exams were scheduled to take place on 21 April, but have been rescheduled following “the guidance of the Commonwealth and State Health Departments given the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Australia”. In a statement yesterday, […]

The ACA calls on industry to complete survey into effects of COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is calling on all practices and design studios to complete a short “pulse check” survey to better understand how the industry will be affected by COVID-19. As of publication, COVID-19 has more than 150,000 confirmed cases worldwide and almost 6000 deaths. South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian […]

Breaking news: 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale postponed

The 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale has just been postponed until 29 August in response to “recent precautionary measures” taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Northern Italy. This announcement comes just one week after La Biennale di Venezia president Paolo Baratta live-streamed a video in which he confirmed the exhibition would go ahead […]