The world is rediscovering how much we all need to feel belonging, connection and identity. Why is community so important? Community comforts, teaches, shares and unites people.

DesignInc Sydney - Shellharbour Civic Hub
Shellharbour Civic Centre. Photography: Sandor Duzs

DesignInc are leaders in community projects. Our success is based on our ability to connect with users and stakeholders, listening, understanding, and involving them in the design journey. The essence of community permeates every part of each project, from schools to workplaces; from health to transport; from landscape to urban design.

Our projects seek to provide connection between people, place, and nature. Integration with landscape and acknowledgement of Country enriches the relationship. This translates to improved health and wellbeing for occupants and buildings which are generous in their welcome, safety, and quality of space.

Our community experience includes:

  • Libraries
  • Community hubs
  • Council facilities
  • Public spaces

Community Awards

2020 Winner, Public Domain, Good Design Awards Shellharbour Civic Centre
2019 Winner, Public Architecture Award, Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Shellharbour Civic Centre
2019 Excellence in Public Realm, Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA) Mitcham Memorial Library
2019 Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Environmental Enhancement Project, Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia (SA) Mitcham Memorial Library
2019 Finalist, Excellence in Environment & Sustainability, Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia Mitcham Memorial Library

Our community projects respond to our ‘why’ of social infrastructure. We’re part of the community that uses these projects as well. Being able to provide these spaces and seeing the community use them gives us our sense of fulfillment and joy.

Ben Luppino
Senior Associate, DesignInc Adelaide
DesignInc Sydney - PHIVE Parramatta Civic Hub
PHIVE—Parramatta Civic Hub