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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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Project Spotlight Series

Scarborough Beach Services & Surf Club

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

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Places of Pride

Australia has a vast number of war memorials – something in the order of 6000 across the country – displaying a phenomenal breadth of design and variation. While you may be familiar with the war memorials in your own community, however, experiencing the full range of commemorative sites would be a massive undertaking.

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Promotions throughout the National Practice

Hames Sharley is pleased to announce a series of promotions throughout the national practice.

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Studio Leader Appointment in New South Wales

Hames Sharley have announced the appointment of Dustin Brade as the New South Wales Studio Leader.

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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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Community invited to Calleya Terrace home launch

Stage 1A of Stockland’s The Terraces in Calleya, Western Australia have been unveiled this month.

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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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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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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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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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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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