Architects in Demand Despite Residential Slowdown
Despite the residential slowdown, architects remain in demand throughout much of Australia as opportunities emerge for work on commercial and public buildings, the latest report has...
Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes
Most Australians prefer to live independently as they age for as long as possible.
Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes
Around Australia, much effort has been afforded to building homes which stay warm in winter and minimise energy costs. Less attention has been given to heat...
Landscape Architecture Makes Strides in Gender Equity
Australia’s landscape architecture profession is making significant progress in attracting and retaining women, an analysis of Census data has found.
Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...
The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools
Did you know that in 2017, there were more than 3.8 million students enrolled in 9,444 (public, catholic and independent) primary and high schools across Australia?
The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney
In recent months the emotive language of war and destruction has been blazed across Sydney’s media as ‘battles wage in nearly every suburb’ and there will...
Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale
With around $218.4 billion worth of work having been done on the construction of houses, commercial buildings and civil infrastructure over the year to March, Australia’s...
Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying
At the beginning of major mining or civil engineering projects, one of the more manual, technically challenging and hazardous tasks involves rock and land surveying.
NSW Labor Pushes 'Public Chill-out' Zones
Libraries, council chambers and art galleries across NSW could be used as air-conditioned "chill-out areas" during future heatwaves under a plan by Labor.
Australian Institute of Architects Welcomes New CEO
The Australian Institute of Architects has today announced the appointment of Julia Cambage to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the architecture profession’s peak body.
Toddler drowns in backyard Sydney pool
A toddler has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Sydney's west, while a young boy is in hospital after nearly drowning in...
Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature
Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.
Library Design for the Digital Age
In days gone by, much of the role and function of public libraries throughout Australia involved reading and borrowing hard copy books.
Low Carbon Homes for Low Income Households
When Chris White and Chelsea Mclean moved into their newly rented home in Ballarat last July, what they found was not pleasant.
Australia Must Better Plan Regional Communities and Towns
For former Sydney-based couple Scott and Michelle Robertson, the move to Wagga Wagga 450 kilometres away has been one of the best decisions of their lives.
Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge
For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.
MIT-style University Set for Sydney's West
A Sydney version of famed US technology university the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is bound for the multi-billion dollar city being built alongside the new...