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How urban design can help reduce homelessness

Hayley Edwards

With homelessness affecting hundreds of thousands of Australians, this is no longer a situation we can ignore. It is time for Australia to follow the footsteps of countries such as France, Finland and Greece, to determine how we can implement urban planning tools to help alleviate homelessness.

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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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Embracing collaboration in architecture

Amongst project delivery methods that have taken hold in architecture, collaboration is perhaps the most famous and beneficial one.

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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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Junction Therapeutic Built Form Research

Last year, Junction announced a campaign to build new housing to better support the children and young people in their care. Since then, they have been working tirelessly but quietly behind the scenes to make this concept a reality.

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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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Back to the drawing board

Why hand-sketching still has a place in modern design

The computer entirely transformed every aspect of how architects work, from their first impressions to creating complex construction documents. But however impressive technology can get, there’s a lot to be said for continuing to work on paper.

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Written in Stone

Experiencing Architecture

Iain Stewart

A chance visit to Reims Cathedral left a lasting impression on Iain Stewart, Senior Associate at Hames Sharley. He looks back on the experience and what it reveals about the role of the architect.

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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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Doing your homework on working remote

For organisations new to or unfamiliar with running their businesses off-site, this can pose a challenge and leave many feeling unsettled. Here are some simple ways to ensure your chances of a successful transition are less…remote.

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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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Hames Sharley’s laboratory design improves conditions for phenome researchers

Hames Sharley has designed the Australian National Phenome Centre, located within the research and education precinct of Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH). Hames Sharley designed the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research at FSH which was completed in 2013 and were invited to return to the building to reimagine an existing laboratory — to be operated by Murdoch University as home to the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC).

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How to Make this Holiday a Zero Waste One

Hayley Edwards

Your guide for a more ethical and meaningful holiday

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The Future of My Career and Growing a Family

International Women’s Day is an opportunistic time for Grace to reflect on how growing a family and her career ambitions can coexist. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the expectant mother to be. Read how Grace is raising awareness, providing forward-thinking ideas and calling out the prejudice for women of childbearing ages in the workplace.

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Hames Sharley Make 2020 World Architecture 100 (WA100) List

In some very exciting news, Hames Sharley has been recognised by UK-based Building Design magazine as one of the leading architectural practices in the world.

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Hames Sharley’s Champions for Change

In the interests of holding ourselves accountable, we want to share the results from our inaugural Inclusion and Diversity survey. These results will help our internal Champions for Change group to form recommendations for how Hames Sharley can continue to evolve in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity and Creative Well-being. We are excited to continue to share the results of this fantastic initiative over time.

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Embracing Age Diversity in the Workplace

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work.⁠ ⁠ Urban Designer, Master Planner and Graduate Landscape Architect, Hayley Edwards is raising awareness on age discrimination in the workplace.⁠ ⁠Check out Hayley’s article: Embracing Age Diversity in the Workplace and see how supporting policies will assist to create an equal and enabled world. ⁠

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Building a Gender Equal World

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Sunday the 8th of March, we spoke with Liesel Perks from our Melbourne studio on forging a gender-equal world.

See how Liesel is challenging stereotypes, broadening perceptions and celebrating women’s achievements through her article.

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The Progression of Equality in the Workplace

How are you going to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8th? We spoke with Rebecca Spencer from the Perth studio on achieving #EachforEqual in the workplace. Hear her story, her thoughts and the actions she is taking to promote equality in the workplace.

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Hames Sharley appoints new Queensland Studio Leader

Brisbane-based architect Ann-Maree Ruffles is Hames Sharley’s new Studio Leader in Queensland. With a plethora of design experience across residential, health and master planning projects, Ann-Maree brings more than 25 years’ experience to her new role.

We’ll give you the tools and knowledge to grow.

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Sport for All

Today we talk sport with Madeleine Steele from our Adelaide office. Madeleine believes that sport has been an invaluable part of her progression as a young professional and would love to see women given more opportunities to flourish in both fields.⁠ Read her story today and help forge a gender-equal world. Read her story today and help form a gender-equal society.

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Next Generation of Innovators

Dubai Design Week 2019, the Global Grad Show brought together the world’s top Graduates to showcase a diverse range of innovative design projects between 12-16th November. Hames Sharley’s WA Studio Project Assistant Georgina Spooner attended the event and presented her Honours thesis project in the ‘Planet’ category of the exhibition.

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Advancing Equality Though Economic Empowerment

“Economic empowerment, in my opinion, is important to diversity because it enables the ability to act on a person’s authority, making financial decisions based on individual preferences.” ⁠Today we talk economic empowerment with Elise Miles Simonovski, a Principal at our Melbourne office. ⁠Elise believes women stand to benefit more from economic empowerment because they remain disproportionately restricted by discrimination and exploitation.⁠

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Greater Darwin Campuses of the Future website launches

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is planning for the future use of its campuses in Greater Darwin. As part of an extensive master planning exercise, the university is exploring how their proposed and existing assets can best meet the education, training, research and community needs of the Northern Territory, now and into the future.

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Hames Sharley Host International Design Competition Presentation

On Friday 20th September, Hames Sharley’s Western Australian Studio graciously hosted the student awards presentation for the Black Box Studio and Long Pilah International Design Competitions, in association with Curtin University.

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Scarborough Beach Services & Surf Club

Project Spotlight Series

​A visual essay of Scarborough Beach Services & Surf Club in Western Australia.

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