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Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Karrinyup is a coastal suburb 12km north of Perth’s CBD. The original 2,000sqm Karrinyup Shopping Centre was built in the late 1950s and replaced by a larger complex on the…

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Could an office move boost employee health and wellbeing?

The surprising benefits of relocation.

In an effort to better understand commuter behaviour, Hames Sharley recently assessed its own employees’ commuter behaviours in response to the relocation of its new Perth studio. The research, conducted by Hames Sharley’s Emil E Jonescu, Stephen Moorcroft and Dean Symington, made a surprising conclusion – that a simple office relocation and change in mode of working has the potential to increase employee activity levels, ultimately improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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Highpoint Atrium Dining Court

GPT engaged Hames Sharley at the end of 2019 to create a new vision and experience for its customers at Highpoint. The vision was to design a new concept for…

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Defining Regenerative Design

The Foundation to Systematic Understanding, Adoption and Practice

The world is currently on the brink of irreversible damage due to climate change. At the 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it was noted that many vulnerable communities had already started to experience food insecurity and ecosystem crises, with the projected rise in global temperatures set to cause such significant environmental damage that it would displace an estimated 200 million global citizens by 2050. That’s less than thirty years away.

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Positioning Hames Sharley for success - elevating our future leaders

Today we are delighted to announce our latest line-up of promotions, celebrating our next generation of leaders for their dedication and the insight they offer. Among the cohort are leaders in sustainability, champions for diversity, and mentors for those around them. Each promotion aligns with Hames Sharley’s vision for future thinking, positioning the practice for continued growth and success.

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WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre receives support from Federal Government

Western Australia will be home to a landmark $750 million Comprehensive Cancer Centre, with the Prime Minister recently announcing that half of the funding will be provided by the Federal Government.

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When the glass ceiling’s already been broken – the next generation of female leaders

Q&A with Katherine Grez – Senior Architectural Technician and BIM Bureau Team Leader

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Hames Sharley Perth Studio

Hames Sharley’s new Perth studio showcases both the work of the architecture and design company, and the revitalisation of a long-neglected part of the city. Situated on Hay Street above…

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Design firm Hames Sharley to offer paid leave for mental health, menstruation and menopause amongst suite of progressive new workplace policies

Design firm Hames Sharley to offer paid leave for mental health, menstruation and menopause amongst suite of progressive new workplace policies. It also announces ambitious diversity target to achieve a minimum of 40% female representation across the entire organisation.

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Hames Sharley unveils designs for Perth Airport Woolworths and new Neighbourhood Shopping Centre

Supermarket marks first phase of a multi-stage development amid Airport West retail expansion.

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Hames Sharley is one of three Australian practices in the World Architecture 100 for 2022

In the year of accelerated change, Hames Sharley has forged ahead, continuing its national expansion and ongoing diversification in the built environment.

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Gavin Kain joins Hames Sharley as Director + Cross-Portfolio Design Lead

Hames Sharley has appointed Gavin Kain as director and Cross-Portfolio Design Lead, to further strengthen the multi-disciplinary practice’s leadership in 2022 and beyond.

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Hames Sharley to become a fully COVID-19 vaccinated workplace as of January 10th 2022

Following an extensive risk assessment and consultation through surveying our team, Hames Sharley received an overwhelming amount of support to implement a Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

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Waterfront Cottesloe

Set within an ocean-side heritage site, this age-friendly community in Cottesloe aims to revolutionise elderly care by providing residences of exceptional quality in a world-class setting. Waterfront Cottesloe enables quality…

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Hames Sharley’s Perth Studio appoints Andrew Tang-Smith as Principal to lead design and collaboration across portfolios

Australian design practice Hames Sharley today announced the appointment of Andrew Tang-Smith as Principal.

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Future-focused: Hames Sharley further commits to an exciting future with key promotions

Hames Sharley has reaffirmed its position as one of Australia's leading multidisciplinary practices. The announcement of ambitious equity targets and the promotion of four new Directors and an Associate Director bolster their team as they anticipate a bright and exciting future.

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Macquarie Centre

Macquarie Centre in Sydney’s northern suburbs has been at the heart of its community since opening in 1981. Bordered by Macquarie University, a metro stop and bus interchange, it is…

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NEXTDC P2 named Best Commercial Property in WA Property Council Awards

The world-class infrastructure delivered by Hames Sharley, in partnership with Urbis and City of Perth has been named Best Commercial Property in the WA Property Council Awards.

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Hames Sharley appoints two new Senior Architects at Melbourne and Perth studios

Christian Gerdes joins Hames Sharley’s Melbourne studio, with Toby Hitzman joining the Perth team

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Mental wellbeing initiatives for employees

Today, we've announced a suite of mental health initiatives for employees, which aim to increase the level of support available to staff while also reducing the stigma associated with mental health and other impactful ‘life events’.

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John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

In late 2020, it was determined that John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) in Western Australia would relocate all educational activity from its Beechboro Campus to the Mirrabooka Campus.…

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Hames Sharley promotes Liana Kantilaftas to Senior Interior Designer

Meet Liana Kantilaftas, Hames Sharley’s newly appointed Senior Interior Designer who is helping lead Adelaide’s interior team.

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Boston Commons

Carefully crafted to be sensitive to the surrounding Williams Landing Town Centre and community, Boston Commons delivers a contemporary medium rise mixed-use offer that is timeless in its expression. Scheduled…

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Hames Sharley’s next generation of design leaders

Isabel Tascon-Guillaume and Angela Kuroiwa promoted to Senior Interior Designers as national multi-disciplinary design firm Hames Sharley develops its next generation of design leadership.

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Bringing home into the workplace - why offices are embracing domestic design

By Louisa Glennon and Stephen Moorcroft

Why are offices embracing domestic design? Louisa Glennon and Stephen Moorcroft answer the question for Facility Perspectives in their latest article: Bringing home into the workplace.

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SunCentral Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) Project Wins Master Builders Award

Congratulations to Kane Constructions for their recent win at the Sunshine Coast 2021 Housing and Construction Master Builders Awards for SunCentral Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) in the Excellence in Construction for Community Service Facilities award category.

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Woolworths Fishermans Bend

Internationally renowned, Melbourne is consistently being ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Boasting some of the best fine dining restaurants and cafés in the country, a world-class…

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Emerging from a crisis

Michael Wright

Sometimes our worst experiences can be our best opportunity for growth. For Principal of People & Culture, Michael Wright, that was the case.⁠

Michael shares his mental health journey in the hopes of encouraging ongoing conversations about everyday human struggles and how these experiences help us better understand our communities and each other.⁠

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A series of fortunate events – how COVID-19 possibly saved my life

James Edwards

Thanks to a global health crisis, Director and National Portfolio Leader for Education, Science & Research, James Edwards, was forced to stay in Western Australia and catch up on some rather overdue medical tests.⁠ Despite having no symptoms, In April 2020, James was diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer.⁠

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Don’t worry about asking if you’re ok – just start a conversation

Alex Quin

Having lost a close friend to suicide, Alex Quin has experienced first-hand the devastating impact mental illness can have on a community. In a bid to honour his friend, Phil, Alex writes about the need to de-stigmatise mental illness, and how the simple art of conversation can help those suffering feel less isolated.

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Lendlease Lakeside Joondalup Commercial Precinct given green light

A $45 million office tower, designed by Hames Sharley and located in the heart of Joondalup, Western Australia, has been given the green light.

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Hames Sharley appoints new principal for Melbourne studio

With over 20 years of experience as a project leader and design manager, Luciano joins Hames Sharley with an extensive background of complex architectural and engineering projects across multiple portfolios.

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Martin Bradbury joins Hames Sharley as Project Leader

From the centre of London, to the centre of Perth, Project Leader Martin Bradbury has joined the Western Australian Studio of growing national design firm Hames Sharley.

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Marrickville Metro

A vibrant new destination for the Inner-West Praised for its rich and diverse culture, a strong community focus and a creative spirit, Marrickville and its surrounding suburbs represent one of…

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Building for a Better Tomorrow

William Hames, Chairman and Caillin Howard, Managing Director at Hames Sharley, discuss the firm’s continuous improvement strategy and innovation drive the latest edition of APAC Outlook’s magazine.

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What can the workplace learn from lockdown?

Australian design firm Hames Sharley surveyed all staff across its six studios to investigate the impact of working from home and the lessons that could be translated back into the workplace.

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NEXTDC P2 receives top award at Excellence in Construction Awards

NEXTDC P2 has earned the top award at the Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards for Best Project.

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Iconic Scarborough

Set in the heart of Perth’s most popular coastal suburbs, Iconic Scarborough is setting a new standard for residential development and giving back to the local community. Positioned on the…

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City Shapers Podcast: Flexibility and the demand for mixed-use developments

How can we continue to create better mixed-use developments for our communities? In this episode, Adam Di Marco speaks with Hames Sharley’s Director & Urban Development Portfolio Leader, Chris Maher and Principal & New South Wales Studio Leader Dustin Brade.

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If you build it, they will rent

It’s only a matter of time before Build to Rent makes its mark on Australian residential development. But what will that mean for the design process?

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Arup Workplace Interiors

Due to unexpected growth, Arup required an expansion office with significant programme pressure and against a procurement environment increasingly disrupted by bushfires, the TOLL hack and COVID-19. The company took…

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Inclusivity in the design and planning of change facilities

Discussions around gender inequality are commonplace. From closing the gender pay gap and promoting more women into senior management positions, to supporting female athletes, historical gender imbalances are being rectified by addressing largely unconscious bias.

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Taking stock – how Australian retail has adapted to the pandemic

Compared to many nations, Australia has weathered the COVID-19 outbreak relatively well. While others still languish in lockdown, most of us have returned to something approaching normal life (snap restrictions to stamp on localised outbreaks excepted).

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National design firm celebrates the ‘Fellows of Hames Sharley’

Hames Sharley has paid tribute to four leaders from its past, with the national design firm keen to recognise the value of their combined 120-year professional contribution to the practice.