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

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Smoking ceremony takes place at Hames Sharley’s new Perth Studio

In our commitment to National NAIDOC Week for 2020 and the three pillars of reconciliation – relationships, respect and opportunities, Hames Sharley attended the smoking ceremony of its new Perth Studio, located on Hay Street Mall in the CBD.

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Construction underway for Wearne, Cottesloe

Built is now well underway with the construction of stage 1 at Wearne Cottesloe, which will see the heritage site redeveloped into a landmark aged care and residential development for the Perth community.

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Scotch College Adelaide reveals bold design for wellbeing and sports centre

Long shielded by hedges and stone walls, one of Adelaide’s most prestigious private school’s major upgrades will give the public a new view.

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Q+A How the new parental leave package will impact our employees

Recently, we sat down with Grace Stokes and Simone Farrall of Hames Sharley to discuss the revamped parental leave package and how these industry-leading changes will directly impact the new addition to their families and their careers. Here’s what they had to say.

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A turning point for High Street?

The struggle is not yet over but the shifting consumer preference to shop local and support small business is a promising sign for many and certainly warrants a discussion on where our street shopping experience is going.

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Embracing the local in a post-Covid world

Trevor Wong, Graduate of Architecture

The idea focuses on the creation of ‘inclusive, vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods’ that are readily adaptable to the changing needs of residents while keeping to this time limit.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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