Read the article Cities Taking Great Strides Towards Walkability from Hames Sharley
16 Oct 2017

Cities Taking Great Strides Towards Walkability

By Vanessa McDaid

Walkable cities are, quite simply, better for everyone.

Walking requires low technology, it is cheap, and it combines flexibly with other modes of transport, at the same time resolving acute environmental, economic and social issues in cities.

Read the article Countering the counter-measures from Hames Sharley
12 Sep 2017

Countering the counter-measures

By Pete Kempshall

When unsightly concrete blocks were placed on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney, intended to provide security against terror attacks, the public outcry was vociferous and immediate. But never mind the bollards, because safety measures shouldn’t have to spoil the streetscape…

Read the article Colouring your judgment from Hames Sharley
12 Jul 2017

Colouring your judgment

By Pete Kempshall

According to colour psychologists, green has the ability to put us at ease, and not just for its natural connotations…

Read the article Is Architecture Falling Behind Sustainability Aspirations? from Hames Sharley
21 Jun 2017

Is Architecture Falling Behind Sustainability Aspirations?

By Vanessa McDaid

It would appear that sustainability in architecture and great design are still largely mutually exclusive, according to a recent stoush between the American Institute of Architects and Aaron Bestky…

Read the article Maximizing workforce engagement: the corporate conundrum from Hames Sharley
24 May 2017

Maximizing workforce engagement: the corporate conundrum

By Michael Cooper

Countless surveys indicate that an engaged workforce is more productive and profitable. Yet maximising employee engagement has become one of the 21st century’s biggest corporate conundrums, with alarming statistics showing far more than 80 per cent of staff lack workplace engagement.

Read the article Those who don’t learn from history… from Hames Sharley
20 May 2017

Those who don’t learn from history…

By Michael Cooper

Following a year of Hames Sharley’s 40th anniversary celebrations we investigate a handful of methods on how best to use the lessons of the past to influence future projects…

Read the article The Language of Architecture from Hames Sharley
20 Apr 2017

The Language of Architecture

By Jack Belfer

Writing about language is not for the faint of heart.

To start with, we need to engage philosophers, anthropologists, linguists and psychologists, and even with this multi-disciplinary group of specialists, it is not an easy task. However, I will attempt to articulate how the language of architecture is ‘designed’...

Read the article Yeah, Nah – Aussie Slang at Work from Hames Sharley
19 Apr 2017

Yeah, Nah – Aussie Slang at Work

By Vanessa McDaid

Australians are known all over the world for being straight shooters. Ask an Aussie their opinion and you normally get a straight answer, right?

Not anymore.