DesignInc Melbourne is an award-winning architecture practice that is dedicated to creating healthy buildings in community infrastructure projects. We start with the premise: How can architecture improve people’s lives? It is our role and obligation as designers to add value to our clients’ projects by innovating with integrated architecture that is visually enriching, socially responsive and ecologically restorative.
We are motivated by projects that have the potential to make a difference to the world we live in. One of the questions we ask ourselves is ‘What makes a healthy building?’ Evidence shows that connecting people with nature in the built environment can significantly improve the health and wellbeing of the planet and of individuals. We are redefining what makes a healthy building and realising this fully in our projects.
We are leaders in architecture for hospitals and laboratories, universities and schools, community and workplace projects. Taking a holistic approach to the built environment, our architectural and interior design expertise is complemented by our experience in master planning, feasibility studies, adaptive reuse, stakeholder engagement and strategic business case development. We work on projects at all phases and a range of scales. We are well-known as enthusiastic collaborators with our clients, consultants and other architecture firms.
Working from our studio at the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, in the old GPO building, we prioritise teamwork, wellbeing and healthy work practices. We value and respect our team of diverse and talented designers, architects, technicians and creatives by providing a supportive and inspiring place to work. Our organisational culture aims to lead by example, as we promote positive role modelling and advocating for a socially just and environmentally responsible society. We prioritise the fostering connections of people and nature in every decision we make.
In January 2020, we became a signatory to the Australian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and committed to becoming a carbon neutral business. Achieving carbon neutral status in the 2019–20 financial year is just one part of our effort to reduce harm to the earth and all its inhabitants. We continue to focus on being a leading centre of excellence for ecologically sustainable design and regenerative design principles. Integrating sustainability into all our projects is fundamental to our work.