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

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Hames Sharley announces three winners of Junction design competition

Hames Sharley has announced three joint winners of the Junction Therapeutic Built Form – Children in Care competition. Researching designs for primary use as a residential care home for children or young person (YP).

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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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An EPiC initiative to build more sustainable cities

With global temperatures steadily increasing, sustainable design is more important than ever. But beyond constructing energy-efficient buildings, embracing biophilic design and finding clever ways to capture and recycle rainwater, architects must also consider the life cycle of their building materials for minimal impact on the environment.

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Jorge Ortega joins Hames Sharley Perth as new principal

Leading Australian multi-disciplinary design firm Hames Sharley announces the appointment of Jorge Ortega as Principal in their Perth studio.

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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.

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The rise and rise of mixed-use developments in the post-COVID economy

The lines between work and play are blurred as newer developments boast a diverse mix of residential, retail, commercial and entertainment spaces all in the one area. This new style of mixed-use design is increasingly being embraced for new developments across Australia, in the city centres and suburbs alike.

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Construction underway for One Subiaco

Construction is underway for what has been described as the largest residential development project ever undertaken in Western Australia, One Subiaco.

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Getting back to nature

Pressure on the environment is increasing and more than ever, there’s a need to dissipate that stress and its effect on our health. It’s the perfect time to realise the benefits of Biophilic Design…

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Driverless Transport Will Speed Up Smart Cities

Driverless Transport Key to Future of Masterplanned Communities

EasyMile’s small, box-shaped shuttle is putting master planned communities on the fast track to becoming early beneficiaries of autonomous vehicle technology, according to Urban Development Portfolio Leader, Chris Maher.

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The importance of integrating art with architecture

Q&A with artist, Paula Hart

Art isn’t likely something that comes to mind when you do your weekly food shop. But for shoppers at Mount Pleasant Woolworths in Western Australia, their supermarket looks a little more like an art gallery.

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A roadmap for the future of the QEIIMC Campus

The Hames Sharley Team and their consultants engaged with stakeholders extensively for the Master Plan of Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), which ensures a carefully planned future for the development of the campus over the next 50 years.

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One of the most significant UD projects undertaken in WA released: Subi East Draft Master Plan

The draft Master Plan, developed by Hames Sharley in conjunction with the project team, has just been released for public feedback.

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Going viral – how the coronavirus will affect urban design

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant big changes to the ways we interact with each other as a society. Now, with Australia slowly emerging from lockdowns and restrictions, we’re faced with the prospect of returning to normal again. But when it comes to architecture and urban design, what will normal mean? Can it really be business as usual?

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Architecture in an Age of Augmented Reality

How Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will shape the future of built environments

To those outside of the industry, the idea of taking a virtual tour of a new building before it’s even been constructed, every detail brought to life by wearing VR goggles, might sound like science fiction. But for designers, these futuristic technologies are becoming par for the course, rapidly transforming architecture as we know it.

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How the Australian retail landscape has changed for good

As the country ends lockdown and stores begin to re-open, how will retail reshape itself amidst the possibility of ongoing social distancing requirements? What impact will this have on landlords when it comes to planning and managing space? And how will new developments adjust their plans to suit?

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Rethinking design: will our homes change for the better?

It’s times like these we reset the clock. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to take stock; to determine what’s important and what’s disposable in our lives.

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How a collaboration strategy is shaping our future architects

An academic and industry collaboration strategy offered by Curtin’s School of Design and the Built Environment (DBE) is committed to progressing students’ skills and knowledge in the field of architecture. The program, called NEXUS//1.5 delivers excellence in teaching scholarship and innovative research through impactful industry partnerships.

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Why post-COVID school design must still centre around proximal play

As architects, we’re constantly asked about how we will adapt. New technologies, new ways of thinking, new societal expectations – they all affect how we design. Architecture is dynamic in its nature, constantly adapting and changing with society.

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We’re looking to the future: Hames Sharley promote nine staff

Hames Sharley is excited to announce the promotion of several dedicated individuals across the practice’s six studios nationally.

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Taking cars out of the urban planning equation

Hayley Edwards and Oliver Fenner

If cars are so detrimental to the health and wellbeing of our cities and their inhabitants, why haven’t we phased them out? We look at some of the issues involved, and how urban designers and architects can respond to the problem.

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How Covid-19 is Shaping the Future of Seniors Living

Gary Mackintosh, Associate Director / Seniors Living Leader at Hames Sharley, looks at how the design of aged-care facilities must change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Integrated resorts to prepare for post COVID-19 boom

According to interior designer and Hames Sharley Principal Errol Chiplowitz, the popularity of integrated resorts worldwide (that combine accommodation, retail, gaming and entertainment) looks set to rise after the COVID-19 pandemic. Chiplowitz, who has 25 years’ international experience in the sector, says now is the time to prepare for an inevitable return of demand.

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The road ahead for driverless cars

In collaboration with EasyMile

For years, we’ve been told to expect a transport revolution: get ready for the driverless car! And yes, there are little signs of it happening – from universities using automated vehicles to ferry guests around on open days to the deployment of driverless transport as a way of circumventing coronavirus restrictions. But aside from feeling twinges of jealousy when watching self-controlled limos speeding characters around on shows like Westworld, we’ve more or less let the whole idea slip from our consciousness.

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Hames Sharley Set to Create a New Benchmark for Seniors Living in Perth

Coming off the back of the successful multi-award-winning Australis project for Adventist Care, Hames Sharley is set to bring their expertise and skills in Seniors Living to another large-scale project, this time in Perth’s Western Suburbs.

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Elise Miles Simonovski Appointed New Studio Leader for Victoria

In some exciting news for Hames Sharley architect Elise Miles Simonovski has been recently appointed as our new Studio Leader for Victoria.

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Fostering Culture and Creativity Through the National Design Forum

The design of a future kiosk for the Koolangka Koolangka Playground is with the Hames Sharley team this month. The City of Perth has commissioned a design competition to foster creativity and collaboration amongst our creative designers, with a design concept to strongly reference the overarching theme of the Australian Landscape and traditional landowners the Whadjuk people.

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Hames Sharley’s response to COVID-19

At this unique time, we want to take an opportunity to share Hames Sharley’s strategy on our approach to the COVID-19 virus.

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