As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on the progress and accomplishments of the past 12 months. For DesignInc studios in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, it has been a year of community engagement, growth and celebration.
DesignInc Melbourne is delighted the Academy East Melbourne received a Commendation at the LEA Victoria/Tasmania Chapter Awards. This sustainable and inspiring fit-out transforms the former government printworks building into a state-of-the-art, centre…
DesignInc Brisbane is proud to be the latest DesignInc studio to have our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, marking our commitment to work towards the greater respect, understanding of and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At DesignInc Sydney, we have always taken steps to care for people and the planet. We are proud to announce the next phase of our sustainability journey with the launch of our Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), committing to understanding the impacts of our business and our projects, and to take steps to improve them.
Reconciliation Australia has welcomed DesignInc Melbourne to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program with the formal endorsement of our inaugural Reflect RAP. At DesignInc Melbourne, we think of Reconciliation as a shared…
After a number of years of planning, consultation, design and construction, the new southern concourse at Redfern Station is open. The precinct design is underpinned by a wetlands theme, with the concourse building described as the ‘Mist over the Landscape’.
Tara Keast, Head of People and Culture at our Sydney studio, is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. She has been instrumental to the creation of our progressive studio culture, and was the recipient of the 2022 national AHRI ‘Diversity and Inclusion Champion’ award. We met up with Tara to talk about the deep roots of her passion, her professional journey to date, and life outside work.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre engaged DesignInc to create a cutting-edge biomedical manufacturing site dedicated to producing CAR T-cell therapies at a commercial scale. The project benefits from the foresight embedded in the…
We are thrilled to announce that PHIVE Parramatta is the recipient of the inaugural Holdmark Innovation Award!
This award recognises an Australian project that demonstrates excellence and innovation in architecture or engineering in the built environment, and aims to raise the profile of Australian design and architecture practitioners around the world. We would like to thank Holdmark Property Group, the Powerhouse and Sydney Design Week for this incredible accolade.
DesignInc has joined Architecture + Design Reconciliation Industry Network Group (A&D RING) members in co-signing an open letter to the Australian public endorsing the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a First Nations Voice in the constitution.
DesignInc Associate Miriam Enoch wears many hats. As well as being a talented Landscape Architect, she is Vice President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and mother of three young girls. We spoke with Miriam about her journey so far, her various roles, her favourite project, and the realities of juggling a range of commitments.
DesignInc Melbourne is pleased to share our Sustainability Action Plan (SAP).
The DesignInc Sydney and Nguluway DesignInc teams have moved into a new studio that fosters collaboration, creativity and connection.
As part of NAIDOC Week 2023, DesignInc Sydney and Nguluway DesignInc collaborated with Ethos Urban and Curio Projects to host an exciting event on Cockatoo Island—’Architecture, Design, People and Place’.
DesignInc is delighted to announce that Wulanda Recreation + Convention Centre has been recognised in two categories at the 2023 South Australian Architecture Awards, winning Public Architecture and receiving a commendation for Sustainable Architecture.
The DesignInc Sydney Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Cameron Martin as a new Director from 1st July 2023.
We are thrilled to announce that PHIVE Parramatta has received multiple awards and commendations across a range of industry organisations for exemplary architectural design, sustainability, urban design and library design.
On 1 June 2023, Crystal was included on the Dean’s Honours List for her Year 3 Undergraduate Bachelor of Design at The University of Melbourne.
Saran Kim has been awarded The University of Melbourne’s DesignInc Positive Legacy of Design Award for 2023. Presented on 1 June 2023, Saran was awarded for the best design from any discipline…
Our Adelaide studio is excited to share promotions that strengthen the leadership team. Our newest Senior Associates are architects, Shalini Shah and Michael Willis who joined the studio’s Executive Leadership Team last year. Shalini leads Communications, which sits within the studio’s Business Development pillar. Michael is managing Project Planning which falls under the pillar of Service Delivery. Alexis Bromilow and Bryce Bessell have been promoted to Associate to support our expertise in designing for the education and defence sectors.
We are delighted to share the news that Glenroy Community Hub (the Hub), has been Commended for the prestigious AIA Victoria Chapter Sustainability Award. Announced during the ceremony on June 16th, the…
For National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2023, the DesignInc Sydney and Adelaide studios participated in a range of events to enable our teams to connect with, learn about and share knowledge with First Nations communities.
The DesignInc Sydney and Nguluway DesignInc teams continue to grow, so we are moving! Over the last five years our team has tripled in size, growing from 40 to over 120 people….
DesignInc Adelaide is proud to share Reconciliation Australia has endorsed our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which outlines our commitment to build relationships, show respect and create opportunities with our First Peoples as we recognise the wrongs of the past and move forward to heal together.
DesignInc is proud to have received a Commendation at the 2023 LEAD Awards for our project Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, East Melbourne. Jane Sayers, DesignInc Principal and design architect for…
The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership (the Academy) officially opened its first regional centre in Geelong in March 2023. This new Geelong location offers a comprehensive program in a range of flexible…
Wulanda Recreation + Community Centre wins ‘Community Facility of the Year’ at the 2023 Parks and Leisure SA/NT Region Awards of Excellence. The Parks and Leisure Australia Regional Awards of Excellence celebrate the…
An impactful arrival experience and spaces for networking are at the heart of DesignInc’s extension for Deakin University’s ManuFutures 2 hub at the Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong.
Conceptualised as a ‘green spine’ through Sydney’s southern suburbs, Gujaga Park, McCarthy Reserve and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields provide a wide range of sport and recreation facilities for the community, while also remediating natural habitat and the endemic swamp ecosystem.
DesignInc Sydney is proud that three members of our team—Rachel Faber, Jennifer Forbes and Miriam Enoch—have been accepted into the ‘500 Women in Property’ 2023 program run by the Property Council of Australia (PCA).
At DesignInc, neurodiversity is a key consideration in the design of our education environments. We aim to create inclusive facilities, using universal design principles to meet the needs of a wide range of users, improving wellbeing for all.
The Design Excellence Working Group reviews and champions our studio design objectives, including our design identity and the core principles of design in the Adelaide-based practice.
DesignInc is proud to be sponsoring Architects with Pride, bringing together the LGBTQI+ communities of our built environment industry to celebrate the 2023 World Pride and Mardi Gras Festival.
PHIVE is a new landmark public building in Parramatta. We talked with Richard Does—who lead the DesignInc team from competition stage in 2016 right through to project completion in 2022—about the design concept, the process, the challenges and delightful moments along the way.
PHIVE Parramatta is featured in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of Architecture Australia.
Embarking on our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), 2022 was a year of growth and learning for DesignInc Sydney. With the first year of our RAP under our belt, now is a great time to reflect on the successes as well as the challenges that we have faced.
Designed in collaboration by DesignInc Melbourne and Denmark’s 3XN, to local and international best practice. This is Caulfield Grammar School’s first major project to be delivered under their guiding principles, ‘Mind for…
As one of three ‘leaders in innovative theatre and architectural design’, DesignInc is thrilled to be shortlisted by the ACT Government for the Canberra Theatre Centre redevelopment project. We are partnering with London-based Zaha Hadid Architects.
‘Greater Cities’ is a podcast series about the future of cities. Each episode challenges listeners to look at the big issues facing our cities, with insights from leading thinkers from Australia and around the world.
Glenroy Community Hub wins the best Public Building category at the 2022 Sustainability Awards.
DesignInc is thrilled to announce that the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership has won the Minister’s Award at the 2022 Victorian School Design Awards.
Glenroy Community Hub was acknowledged as Best Sustainable Project, along with Excellence is Construction, at the 2022 Master Builders Awards in Victoria.
Clarissa Lundy is a Senior Interior Designer in the Sydney team. We talked with Clarissa about all things design and her life beyond the 9-5, including her passion for interiors, her love for fitness and her fur baby.
From Burying Highways to Tactical Urbanism and the Impactful Stuff In Between. Our urban environments are layered—the result of decades or even centuries of private development, public infrastructure and incidental componentry yielding an often unwieldy, uncoordinated aggregation.
DesignInc Adelaide is pleased to share the news that two of our studio leaders, Ben Luppino and Sonya Montgomerie, have been promoted to Associate Director. The move strengthens the executive team with two Directors and two Associate Directors now overseeing the Adelaide-based design studio together with the Executive Leadership Team.
Melbourne has announced the promotion of five team members to Associate.
‘Infrastructure’ conjures images of transport systems and highways, water and electric distribution networks, tunnels and bridges: mega feats of engineering that make modern life possible. These engineered projects often lurk just out of consciousness in our day-to-day urban existence; that is, until something goes wrong, immediately thrusting our reliance on the infrastructure in question into focus.
Opened in early 2022 by former Minister for Education James Merlino, the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership (the Academy) creates opportunities for educators across Victoria to develop and share their expertise.
People often ask what it means to be a First Nations designer, and what designing from Country really means. Nguluway DesignInc Director Craig Kerslake has published a manifesto of his ideas around belonging to Country and designing from Country in the Architecture Bulletin
DesignInc is delighted to welcome Brisbane-based practice Trapp Architects to the DesignInc group as of 1 July 2022. Trapp Architects is a long established firm with young and progressive leadership, with Di…
Two of our recent projects—Ultimo Public School and Ramlegh Park Primary School—have been recognised in a range of 2022 awards, cementing DesignInc as leaders in education design.
Byron Bay Transport Interchange received two Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards 2022.
National Reconciliation Week is an important part of the annual calendar for the DesignInc Sydney and Nguluway DesignInc studios. In 2022 we hosted a range of internal and external events to encourage our team to deepen their understanding of reconciliation on a personal and professional level, and to contribute to the broader conversation around reconciliation in the design industry.
Moreland Mayor Mark Riley officially opened the Hub with a speech, following a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
DesignInc Sydney is thrilled to announce the launch of our first ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), committing to practical actions to strengthen relationships, create mutual respect improve the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Cameron Martin heads up the education and health portfolios in the DesignInc Sydney studio. We talked with Cameron about his journey as a designer, his motivations, and life outside architecture.
Senior management and future leaders at DesignInc Adelaide came together to create a common language to engage, mentor and develop our design team, and achieve our business strategy.
The Melbourne studio announces a fourth director and a new associate to strengthen our leadership team.
DesignInc Sydney is thrilled to have received the 2021 UDIA NSW Diversity and Inclusion Award. With high levels of cultural diversity, gender equity at Director level, a fully funded First Nations architectural scholarship, Nguluway DesignInc partnership and a range of progressive policies, we are proud of our achievements.
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