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.
The initial experience of the visual impact of a building is temporary—the real personal and lasting experience comes through regular interactions with the building and moving through its spaces
An award-winning design architect with three decades experience, Richard aligns biophilic architecture with functional urban design outcomes. One of his principal design drivers is to improve people’s lives through their interaction with the built environment. As Design Director of DesignInc Sydney, Richard leads our practice-wide culture of design excellence and collaboration.
Big picture projects for precinct master planning and conceptual design for large-scale civic, transport, education and health developments form the core of Richard’s portfolio. A trusted contributor to some of Australia’s most ambitious civic projects, he consistently prioritises the human experience and his work is noted for its sensitivity and humanity.
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