Adelaide

We aspire to contribute positively to the buildings and places that form and support the vital nodes of community.

Flexible by design

Our contemporary studio is designed for multi-purpose use with embedded flexibility that is responsive to evolving work practices.

Creativity + collaboration

Our practice promotes creativity, collaboration, and engagement within our studio teams and with our clients and industry partners.

Contemporary studio

The activities of our studio are front and centre to showcase the way we work.

Light-filled workspace

Full-height windows frame the vista of the Adelaide Hills to the east and provide ample natural light.

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At DesignInc Adelaide, our team of 45+ design professionals champion an integrated approach to sustainable architecture, interiors, master planning and urban design.

We are passionate about design and dedicated to delivering projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives. We aim to create quality environments that reconcile natural, social, urban and economic forces. Our portfolios have been deliberately selected as they form the vital nodes of community—education, health, recreation, workplace and defence.

People and culture

DesignInc Adelaide is committed to creating a culture of collaboration that supports each individual on their career journey. Regular communications, group meetings and social events foster an inclusive collective experience. Our team members benefit from:

  • flexible work arrangements;
  • mentoring and leadership programs to support personal and professional growth;
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
  • regular social occasions, team events and work functions;
  • a focus on wellbeing including access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a ‘toolkit’ of mental health resources, and ‘be at your best’ days.

Social and environmental charter

We believe in equality, diversity and sustainability. These values are the cornerstone of how we work and the actions that we take.

  • ​We are participants in the Champions of Change, an organisation focused on increasing the representation of women at the highest levels of our profession.
  • ​We acknowledge the native title rights of the Kaurna peoples of the Adelaide Plains where our studio stands and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, waters and sky our projects occupy. We are developing our studio’s Reconciliation Action Plan to commence in 2023.
  • ​​Our planet has finite resources—sustainability is an important consideration in all we do. We are currently working toward carbon neutrality in our business.

How we work

We seek excellence without pretence—an inquisitive process is at the core of our work. We listen to our clients’ and stakeholders’ needs and desires to collectively focus on growing ideas into integrated best-for-project solutions. We promote a learning mindset by embracing the many challenges of our industry with persistence and a supportive workplace environment. Our Design and Technical Excellence working groups provide a forum to share knowledge and challenge each other to improve the quality of our projects.

A contemporary studio by design

Our studio showcases how we work. Designed for multi-purpose use with embedded flexibility, it responds to evolving work practices that promote creativity and engagement within our project teams, and with our clients and industry partners. Full-height windows frame the vista of the Adelaide Hills to the east and provide ample natural light. Break-out spaces, collaboration benches, meeting rooms, a dedicated virtual reality suite, quiet rooms and focus booths add to the flexible work settings available.

Recent Awards

YearAwardProject
2021 Award of Merit – Place, Designers Australia Awards DesignInc Adelaide Studio
2019 New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility, Learning Environments (SA/NT) Adelaide Botanic High School
2020 Commendation, New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility, Learning Environments Australasia Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Dr John Mayfield Award for Educational Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects (SA) Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects (SA) Adelaide Botanic High School
2019 Excellence in a Commercial / Industrial Building $50m to $100m, Master Builders Association (SA) Adelaide Botanic High School
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