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Harmony Day is a celebration of cultural diversity, which sits at the heart of Australia’s national identity.

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A design for inclusion

With this week marking the twentieth anniversary of Harmony Day in Australia, we turned our thoughts towards the part cultural diversity plays in the design industry: why inclusivity is not just desirable in the workplace but essential, bringing a whole host of advantages that are lost in a less multicultural environment.

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Connectivity key for Albion Exchange

Hames Sharley’s designs for Queensland’s Albion Exchange been appeared in the press this week as various media outlets have reported on the practice’s architectural vision for the $750 million transit oriented development.

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International Women’s Day

This week we celebrate International Women’s Day and it’s an opportunity for us all to reflect on our past and futures.

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From the pioneers to the modern-day – some of architecture’s greatest females

A look back through the ages and find some of architecture’s most prominent females who helped pave the way for the women of today.

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Marion Mahony Griffin - The heroine that shaped our capital

A spotlight on the ‘woman behind the man’

Many know Marion Mahony Griffin in relation to her work undertaken for Frank Lloyd Wright, and with her husband and business partner Walter Burley Griffin, but she was an incredible architect in her own right.

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12 Australian women in architecture you should know about

Jacinta Houzer

They’ve been influential in the history of Australian architecture but chances are you don’t know their names. We look at twelve women whose work has made a difference to the way our country was built.

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Un-forgetting female architects

Jacinta Houzer

In the last decade, roughly 40 percent of all architecture graduates have been women – but when it comes to representation in the industry, there’s still a gender bias towards men.

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Major upgrade to transform Curtin’s iconic library

Curtin University’s iconic Library will undergo a $60 million refurbishment including a large atrium and auditorium-style study stairs as part of plans to modernise the building in time for its 50th anniversary.

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Why being a member of an industry body can help communities flourish

With Leon Gouws, Louisa Glennon and Mark Claydon

Industry bodies play a bigger part in our every day lives than many people realise. As well as unifying and supporting their members, industry bodies work hard to champion the rights of those not only within the industry, but also strive to make positive changes which benefit the wider community.

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The fun is in the challenge

A sit down with Adelaide’s new Studio Leader, Leon Gouws

with Leon Gouws

A sit down with Adelaide’s new Studio Leader, Leon Gouws

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Cause an effect

By Rua Hashlamoun

We all know architecture and design means more than coming up with mould-breaking office spaces and eye-catching structures. But have you thought about how the skill set required for those occupations can have farther-reaching effects on the community, both local and global?

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Major Development Announced in Adelaide

News of a major development in the heart of Adelaide was released this week.

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Buying Power

Jacinta Houzer

How department stores played a vital role in the empowerment of women.

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Urban Development Principal appointed in Western Australia

Hames Sharley have announced the appointment of Nicholas Temov as its new Principal Planning & Urban Design in the practice’s Western Australia studio.

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Is it all over for open-plan?

By the Workplace Portfolio with Stephen Moorcroft

Current research suggests that open-plan workplaces are failing in their understood aim to foster collaboration… but the fault doesn’t necessarily lie in the concept.

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The pen is mightier than the CAD…

with Niall Browne

Hames Sharley Associate, Niall Browne on why, despite all the impressive technological advances, the art of the hand drawn sketch remains a core part of our arsenal.

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New Studio Leader Appointment in South Australia

Hames Sharley are delighted to announce the appointment of Leon Gouws as its new South Australian studio leader.

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Why architecture hasn’t changed in more than 2,000 years…

The National Design Forum with Derek Hays

Hames Sharley’s National Design Forum Leader, Derek Hays, considers why the three fundamentals of architecture have remained unchanged for 2,000 years.

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De-stress flair

Ten easy ways to lighten your mental load and push through the new year slump.

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Sufficient unto the data

A recent report from the BBC suggests that if at any point in the last week you’ve struggled to find a digital file on your phone or computer, you may well be guilty of digital hoarding…

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HS People Series - Rachel Seal

We sat down with Hames Sharley’s newest director, Rachel Seal to chat about her career so far and some of the people and projects that have inspired her along the way.

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Success at the DIA WA Awards

The Design Institute of Australia’s WA Chapter held its 16th annual awards on Friday, 7th December and a Hames Sharley project was among the recipients announced on the night.

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Promotions within the Practice

A number of senior promotions, including a new directorship have been announced, nationally throughout the practice.

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New Leadership for the Design Institute in Western Australia

Hames Sharley are delighted at the announcement that the practice’s National Workplace Portfolio Leader, Stephen Moorcroft is the Design Institute of Australia WA’s new Chair and National Councillor.

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Plans for West Australian Sporting Complex Released

Hames Sharley’s plans for a major district sporting complex in Western Australia have been released to the public.

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A view from inside Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza

Michael Cooper

Managing Director, Caillin Howard met with BrandSA this month to discuss the latest developments on one of Hames Sharley’s most exciting current projects; Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza.

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Devaluing the role of iconic public architecture

Andrew Russell

The appalling misjudgment in allowing commercial advertising on the ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House calls into question the special custodial role of our public buildings, major public artworks and iconic infrastructure as symbols of shared community and cultural values.

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Albany Creek Village Designs Released

Hames Sharley’s designs for a new-look centre at Queensland's Albany Creek Village were released to the public this month.

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A blessing or a curse?

We read about them with alarming regularity – from comedians and actors to writers, artists, architects and designers, lost to us by their own hand. Is there a greater risk of mental illness in creative people? And does new research have the answer?

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The notion of nodes

Chris Maher, Jason Preston and David McCarroll

What is a city node? What are its benefits? And what is its place in the Australian urban environment?

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Why cultural diversity is vital in design

Michael Cooper

Cultural diversity is a critical consideration in the design sector. As our industry looks inward in an attempt to close the diversity gap, we recognise a number of advantages that a more multicultural workforce provides in enabling communities to flourish.

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Part One: Transparency in Population Growth Data

Caillin Howard, Yaara Plaves and Tim Boekhoorn

Information and data relating to population growth do exist, but perhaps it is not as widely distributed or as fully understood as it could be. Here we discuss how increased transparency could make a difference.

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Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment Announced

Hames Sharley is delighted to be contributing towards an exciting project that is set to connect the Brisbane suburb of Albion with the city and surrounding areas.

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Broadway Shopping Centre Tops Australian Turnover List for sixth year running

Hames Sharley would like to congratulate Broadway Sydney and developers Mirvac and Perron Investments for topping the SCN list for turnover per square metre for the sixth consecutive year.

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