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New Senior Associate and Associate promotions for Hames Sharley

We are excited to announce a string of promotions this week, as four people have been promoted to Senior Associates, and we welcome another four new Associates to the leadership team.

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Hames Sharley’s Perth studio appoints two new Senior Interior Designers

Hames Sharley has announced two senior interior designer appointments.

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Anniversary Upgrade

The TL Robertson Library renovation in Perth will present a brighter, more accessible space for students and the community.

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Picnic Point High School upgrade

Picnic Point High School (PPHS) is a government high school located in the Picnic Point, New South Wales suburb. The redevelopment project, which involves the refurbishment of some existing buildings…

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A changeroom of their own: the importance of designing for women in sport

Hames Sharley, like the AFL is taking steps in the right direction to make significant improvements in this area and become more gender-inclusive; not just adding female teams, but by creating spaces which accommodate for women too.

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Camden Park Community and Affordable Housing

Commissioned by Junction, Hames Sharley are proudly designing Camden Park Community and Affordable Housing - a mixed, medium-density development, eight kilometres from the Adelaide CBD.

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Three keys to thriving centres in a post-pandemic world

Opportunities for people to connect have been limited since work, school, holidays, and all other usual activities ground to a halt over the past year, write Hames Sharley’s Rebecca Spencer and Harold Perks.

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Finlaysons Workplace Strategy and Design

Finlaysons operated from their previous premises for 30 years. This relocation represents a shift in future-focussed strategic and cultural direction while respecting an enviable legal heritage. Core principles: Respecting the…

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New emergency services headquarters on track for 2021/22 bushfire season

Work on an $80m emergency services HQ is on track to be finished by the next bushfire season, the SA Government says.

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Inclusivity in design: re-imagining Hames Sharley’s Perth studios

By Jessika Hames

In her book, Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez cites numerous examples of how women have been forgotten in a world designed by men, for men. From speech recognition software not trained to detect female voices to office air-con which is generally around five degrees too cold for women because it’s designed for male bodies; there are countless examples which demonstrate the ways in which women have been simply forgotten when it comes to designing the world they also live in.

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Designing for all genders: How Casuarina Shopping Centre is leading the way

For parents, getting out and about with little kids can be a challenging experience. From feeding ever-hungry newborns to dealing with toddler meltdowns and the sudden need for nappy changes - or head-to-toe outfit changes! - the parents’ room is a welcome respite for any parent in need of a break.

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Casuarina Shopping Centre

A first in Australia, the redevelopment of Casuarina Square is a new take on the traditional retail design which is experimental, unique, and collaborative in its approach. Drawing inspiration from…

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Next step: Hames Sharley to design stage 2 of the award-winning development at Rossmoyne Waters

It is with great pleasure to announce Adventist Care have engaged Hames Sharley to design their new Aged Care, Assisted Living and Retirement living building as part of stage 2 of Rossmoyne Waters.

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A space only an architect could love: New life for shabby Perth landmark

A major international planning, design and architecture firm is moving its 80-strong workforce into a high-profile derelict site in Perth’s Hay Street Mall in a vote of confidence for the lacklustre precinct.

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Is building with timber really sustainable?

Hailed as one of the most environmentally friendly building materials, timber is versatile, strong, renewable, and beautiful. However, wood is often associated with deforestation, and the frequency of forest fires have increased in recent years. And so, we ask Yaara Plaves: is building with timber really sustainable?

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NEXTDC Data Centre – P2 Perth

Data centres represent a very utilitarian aspect of the built environment, and yet they compose a particular kind of infrastructure within contemporary society, one where form must follow function. Hames…

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How can design help alleviate overcrowded emergency departments?

Cheyenne Lee, Project Leader at Hames Sharley

The overcrowding of Emergency Departments (EDs) has been a serious issue facing many Australian hospitals for at least the last decade. It’s a complex issue resulting from multiple issues; from inadequate funding, to doctor shortages, and a scarcity of beds.

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Hames Sharley moves up in World Architecture 100 (WA100) List for 2021

After ranking 95th in last years Building Design’s annual survey, Hames Sharley is now the 94th leading architectural practice in the world.

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Emil Jonescu announced as new Principal of Research & Development

Hames Sharley welcomes Emil Jonescu as the new Principal of Research & Development, following the announcement of Khoa Do as the Adjunct Principal of Research, Education and Practice in December 2020.

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Hames Sharley recognised in three categories for the UDIA Awards for Excellence

Alongside Essence Claremont, nominated for the High-Density Development award at the upcoming UDIA Awards for Excellence in February, Rebecca Spencer and Naden Scarfone from Hames Sharley’s Urban Development team have been shortlisted for their respective individual award categories.

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Creatives ft. accounting: Hames Sharley welcomes Andrew Mailler as new Principal of Finance

We are delighted to announce Andrew Mailler as the new Principal of Finance for the national practice.

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How do you revitalise the Perth CBD? Insight with Jessika Hames

With the exciting move to the Perth CBD nearing closer for Hames Sharley, lead designer Jessika Hames gives insight into the key moves and design principles of the redevelopment and how this concept will help revitalise the future of Perth City.

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Can architecture exist in a world of reduced growth?

With population movement and tourism affected by the global pandemic, growth in the architecture and building sectors has slowed to match. Is now the time for architects to steer towards a more sustainable approach to the built environment?

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Hames Sharley enhances design process with new academic research arm

Khoa Do of Curtin University partners with multi-disciplinary practice, Hames Sharley - bridging the gap between academia and the private sector.

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Design firm Hames Sharley revamps parental leave package to address inequities in the workforce

Sets industry benchmark with 18 weeks’ paid leave, 12 months’ superannuation and ongoing professional development and training

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Construction underway for Wearne, Cottesloe

Built is now well underway with the construction of stage 1 at Wearne Cottesloe, which will see the heritage site redeveloped into a landmark aged care and residential development for the Perth community.

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Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC)

Hames Sharley’s urban development portfolio undertook a comprehensive planning study to develop a detailed 25-year development guide for this important medical campus. The QEII Medical Centre comprises the Sir Charles…

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A turning point for High Street?

The struggle is not yet over but the shifting consumer preference to shop local and support small business is a promising sign for many and certainly warrants a discussion on where our street shopping experience is going.

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Q+A How the new parental leave package will impact our employees

Recently, we sat down with Grace Stokes and Simone Farrall of Hames Sharley to discuss the revamped parental leave package and how these industry-leading changes will directly impact the new addition to their families and their careers. Here’s what they had to say.

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Workplace takes the lead to revitalise City’s CBD in the wake of retail downfall

National design firm Hames Sharley cements future growth and vision in an opportunistic move to Perth CBD.

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How Build to Rent can capitalise on COVID-19

While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot away from us all in the last nine months, it may provide the push that’s needed to turn Build to Rent into an Australian residential mainstay.

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How Hames Sharley strengthened their inter-studio connections in lockdown

For R U OK? Day in 2020, the Hames Sharley team continued its meaningful conversations and empowered each other to connect across the six studios nationally.