Recreation

We pool our collective talent across urban design, architecture, interiors and landscape to create engaging civic and recreational spaces that build identity, support wellbeing and bring together people from all walks of life.

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

DesignInc’s urban and landscape teams work closely with our architects to create integrated green spaces and recreational buildings beneficial to individuals, the community, and the environment.

We are sensitive to inherent harmonies between nature and people, and the benefits of recreation and green space. Landscaped spaces offer vital recreational benefits—places to run, play or simply be outdoors. Happiness happens when people can release energy, engage with others, develop skills, play games, flex their imagination, and explore their physical environment.

Our recreation experience includes:

  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Sports facilities
  • Auditoriums
  • Aquatic centres
  • Basketball courts
  • Gardens
DesignInc Sydney - McCarthy-Ador Reserve and Parklands
Skate park at McCarthy-Ador Reserve and Parklands. Photography: Brett Boardman

Recreation Awards

YearAwardProject
2022 Overall Winner, Learning Environments Australasia Ultimo Public School
2022 Winner, New Construction / Entire New Education Facility, Learning Environments Australasia Ultimo Public School
2022 Shortlisted, Education Category, Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Ultimo Public School
2020 Commendation, Renovation / Modernisation over $5 Million, Learning Environments Australasia Lindfield Learning Village
2020 Winner, Public Domain, Good Design Awards Shellharbour Civic Centre
2020 Commendation, New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility, Learning Environments Australasia Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Overall Winner, Learning Environments (SA/NT) Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Gold Award, Built Environment Education, Design Institute of Australia (SA/NT) Awards Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Dr John Mayfield Award for Educational Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects (SA) Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility, Learning Environments (SA/NT) Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Winner, Public Architecture Award, Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Shellharbour Civic Centre
2019 Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Environmental Enhancement Project, Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia (SA) Mitcham Memorial Library
2018 Winner, Education Award, IIDA Global Excellence Awards Victoria University Building C Lecture Theatres + Active Learning Spaces