Back to work programs across industries are being supported by technology

Back to work strategies are being empowered by a range of technology solutions, making the transition simpler and safer for all. Australians in all industries, including architecture and design, are slowly filtering back to work and the Government has issued its ‘return to work’ plan involving 10 national COVID-19 Safe Work Principles. These have been […]

“Your pro bono clients equal clients” – Warwick Mihaly

Warwick Mihaly explains the ins and outs of working pro bono in a time when architecture’s services are most in need. Earlier this year, before the coronavirus, there was another crisis that drew the attention of the world. During the Australian ‘Black Summer’, our worst ever bushfire season on record, 12 million hectares of land […]

Woods Bagot appoints Maureen Mitchell Boyer to lead San Francisco studio

After a long search Woods Bagot has announced Maureen Mitchell Boyer, AIA, as the new San Francisco studio chair. With over 25 years of professional experience in the commercial and institutional sectors, Boyer is a recognized leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her expertise encompasses both adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new buildings […]

A bridge to Titik Dua Hotel

Jakarta-based architecture practice andramatin showcases both emerging and long-established Indonesian design vernaculars in Ubud’s Titik Dua. Titik Dua is a creative hub and hospitality venue, a hybrid of public and private spaces. Ubud’s vibrant arts, film, architecture, graphic design and music community finds a home on the ground floor, and hotel guests stay in 22 […]

Connecting to Country at the University of WA

Drawing from research and consultation with Indigenous students and other college stakeholders, Wilson Architects’ latest project is a study in inclusivity, cultural understanding and sensitivity within the Australian university landscape. On the rooftop of the University of Western Australia’s newest Indigenous student accommodation, phones are banned, and students discuss issues and ideas, fears and hopes […]

“Architecture does not stop at creating beautiful forms” – Andra Matin

Jakarta-based Andra Matin talks about beginning his practice in an economic crisis and the need for a paradigm shift in Indonesian contemporary architecture. To herald local, traditional design while simultaneously championing a nationwide modernisation is a balance few could find with the elegance of Andra Matin. Since founding his eponymous Jakarta-based studio andramatin in 1998, […]

“Confidence can come without competence” – Cassandra Keller on architecture’s gender pay gap

Cassandra Keller says transparency and differentiating confidence from competence are vital to combating architecture’s gender pay gap. It’s easy to slip into thinking the habits of pay and working conditions that you may have experienced as a graduate or employee are normal. It’s up to each employer to make a conscious decision to do things […]

Getting to know Made For

Made For is a Melbourne-based architecture and design practice founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Mitchell Jones and Cara Stizza. We speak to Jones about Made For’s troupe of eight and the future of design after COVID. “I go under the guise of creative director because it’s one of the only titles in […]

PCA-Stream architects to convert Champs-Élysées into “extraordinary garden”

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has confirmed the French capital’s plan to convert the city’s main Champs-Élysées boulevard into an “extraordinary garden”.  In the announcement yesterday the mayor said that the city would spend £225m converting the traffic-clogged 1.9 km avenue into a green public space reminiscent of its promenade history.    The project will […]