Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills
Around Australia, many architects are knowledgeable, capable and passionate about design, but many are less keen on promoting themselves and their firms or to evolve into...
Architects Falling Behind on Business Management Systems
In any business, having the right systems is critical. Yet many architects, engineers and consultants throughout Australia lack the systems required to deliver optimum outcomes in...
Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments
Heritage bodies seem to have recently discovered a new architectural style that they are focussing on protecting. The raw concrete brutalist buildings of the 1980s are...
Choose Your Colour, Create Your Mood
Upon being hired to work for what was then a growing technology company back in 2001, I noticed that the bright green carpet gave the office...
People in Your City Can Be as Happy as the Danes
Most councils, governments and transportation professionals look to Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Stockholm for inspiration.
Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle
Amazon.com has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.
Architecture Firms Should Embrace Part-Time Working
“I was gutted.”
Robots to Lead Architecture’s future
It's midwinter and I am watching a bunch of houses get built. Yet I'm in my shirtsleeves, warm and dry, because the construction is happening indoors:...
Share Bike Company 'Pulls Out' of Melbourne
The distinctive yellow rental bicycles will disappear from Melbourne's streets as the Singapore-based oBike company shuts up shop.
New Landmark Skyline Mooted for Applecross
A superblock in one of Perth’s most prestigious riverside suburbs, Applecross is on the market following an unprecedented consolidation of twelve land holdings.
Melbourne's Iconic Flinders Street Station Glorious Restoration
It's been dirty work scraping more than 10 tonnes of pigeon poo from the dome of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.
SA:RAH Trauma Rooms Designed Too Small
Resuscitation and trauma rooms at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital are not fit for purpose, creating risk for patients, the incoming South Australian government says.
VIC:Zero Net Carbon Homes to Rise in Melbourne
A call has gone out for environmentally-aware builders wanting to join a low-carbon revolution on Melbourne's outskirts.
"Big Australia’’ Programs Lacked Planning Perspective
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Re-imaging Campbelltown a good response to the City Deal
The release of the Re-imagining Campbelltown proposal by Campbelltown City Council is an excellent response to the Western Sydney City Deal.
Victoria Govt Pushes Ahead with Apple Store
A day after plans to scuttle Melbourne's proposed Apple flagship store failed, the government says it is pushing on with the controversial development.
DHA’s Liv Apartments recognised as a One Planet Community
The Liv Apartments development in Freemantle has become WA's third property development to be recognised as a One Planet Community.