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Designing for Humanity

By Georgina Spooner

While conditions in refugee camps are often insufferable, is it time to start thinking outside these boxes? Hames Sharley Project Assistant and Member of the National Sustainability Forum (NSF) Georgina Spooner looks at how architects and designers can help the displaced to feel like they belong in our communities.

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Latest retail opening in Western Australia

Hames Sharley’s designed Woolworths Mt Pleasant had its grand opening in Western Australia on 26th June, marking the culmination of two years of planning, design and consultation work alongside Fabcot and ADCO Constructions.

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How Generation Alpha will shape the shopping centre of the future

By Harold Perks, Senior Associate

Those in the industry have heard the same ‘hottest retail trends’ for a few years now; it’s all about experiences, niche offerings, personalisation, omni-channel, social media integration and the introduction of new technologies like virtual and augmented reality. But the truth is, these supposedly hot trends are dangerously close to becoming outdated.

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Chris Maher selected for Western Australia’s First State Design Review Panel

Hames Sharley are proud to report on our Director, Chris Maher being named on the Western Australian Planning Commission’s inaugural State Design Review Panel

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We’re gonna need a bigger Allen key

There’s no denying that flat-packed, modular furniture is well-established feature of the modern design landscape. Well, get ready, because plans are afoot for flat-packed, modular design to become part of the actual landscape, too.

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week through design

NAIDOC Week is a week for Australia to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, it runs from the 4th to the 17th of July and can be observed through a number of activities and events across the country.

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Emergency on planet Earth…

By the National Sustainability Forum

For almost 50 years, the UN has used World Environment Day to promote the preservation of our planet. This year’s agenda is taking on problem that’s quite literally all around us…

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A breath of fresh air…

By the National Sustainability Forum

Air pollution kills more people per year than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined – so what can be done to stop us breathing wholly smoke?

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New icon for Perth CBD revealed

Hames Sharley’s designs for Dexus’ Carillon City have been released to the media.

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The oral history of remote Australia

For more than 20 years, Professor Marc Tennant has worked to improve the plight of Indigenous and rural Australians suffering from poor oral health. We talk to him about the early days and how sometimes the best ideas are the obvious ones…

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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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The other sides of architecture

For the latest in our series on HS People we sat down with Sydney’s new studio leader, Dustin Brade.

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A means to remember

This ANZAC Day, tens of thousands of Australians will come together to visit a local war memorial. Be they simple plaques or thoughtfully designed architectural structures, these sites serve as focal points for the community in a way few other structures can hope to.

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Success for Hames Sharley’s interior design team

Hames Sharley’s South Australian interior design team were pleased to receive an award for their Tonkin Adelaide workplace project on Friday, 29th March.

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Dare to stair…

Fad, folly or corporate weapon?

By Stephen Moorcroft, Workplace Portfolio Leader

It’s not often that a physical interior workplace design feature can so swiftly polarise opinion - but the tenant circulation stair is often a hot topic on any multi floor workplace fit out.

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TL Robertson Library refurbishment in the news

Curtin University’s $60 million TL Robertson Library refurbishment has remained in the news this month, as the university moves forward with a series of exciting project announcements.

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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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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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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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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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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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De-stress flair

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

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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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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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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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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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