19 Apr 2017

Building Cultural Diversity Through the Language We Speak

By Vanessa McDaid

It is proven that cultural diversity adds to the bottom line. The benefits of cultural diversity are many: improved decision-making, increased collaboration, better problem-solving, enhanced well-being and knowledge sharing, to name a few. But what does it look like in a real workplace?

19 Apr 2017

You’ve got to laugh, right?

By Pete Kempshall

While there’s no denying that having a conversation with someone who spouts jargon at you can be irritating and frustrating, you can still make the best of it if you don’t take it seriously...

16 Mar 2017

Feel Good Shopping: How Retail Architecture and Interior Design can improve Wellness.

By Vanessa McDaid with Jane Sorby and Iain Stewart

When was the last time you went to a beautifully designed building and felt drawn to your surroundings in a way that made you feel better? Because the space spoke to you, ushered in relief, engaged your senses, enhanced within you a sense of… wellness? We investigate ‘The Architecture of Happiness’...

14 Feb 2017

New designs for aged care

By Sally Raphael

The old model for residential aged and dementia care comprised of a sombre, hospital style facility, a sterile environment scented of disinfectant, and lacking in vibrancy and inspiration.

The future, however, is looking different. Instead of taking cues from hospitals, architects and aged care providers are drawing inspiration from villages, farms and exclusive hotels.

05 Jan 2017

The impossibility of not communicating

By Jack Belfer

Communication is an everyday life process. Everything we do is brimming with content that can be either verbal or non-verbal. However, due to the fact that communication is constant and usually humdrum, we often don’t stop and think about the implications, interactions, messages and the overall context of our exchange and the impact that has on others.

08 Dec 2016

Great gift ideas for the festive season (or any other!)

​It’s that time of year when we all scratch our collective heads over what to buy uncle Jim for Christmas. Look no further! We’ve asked around the studio and come up with ten ideas for the best stocking fillers to bring a smile to Jim’s face come Christmas morning…

21 Nov 2016

Bricks and mortar philanthropy the key to medical research funding

By Kate Fuller with Aldo Raadik

A report undertaken by Deloitte released in late October, by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) has revealed that Australia is suffering a serious medical research “brain drain”.

19 Nov 2016

Trees are powerful tools when it comes to improving air quality

By Lauren Bobrige with Darren Bilsborough

Leafy trees are essentially the only cost-effective solution for addressing both deteriorating air quality and rising urban temperatures, a major new report by the Nature Conservancy, published in October 2016, has stated.