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HSQ&A 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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Major Darwin project announced

The continued rejuvenation of Darwin moved forward with a major announcement regarding Hames Sharley’s indicative designs of the city’s campus precinct making several media outlets this week.

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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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Main street fever

Rachel Seal

​Built form controls alone don’t deliver vibrancy and good coffee…

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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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The adjudicator rater

What qualities do you need to become a respected judge of design awards? An eye for aesthetics is only the start…

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New Leadership for the Design Institute in Western Australia

Hames Sharley are delighted at the announcement that the practice’s National Workplace Portfolio Leader, Stephen Moorcroft is the Design Institute of Australia WA’s new Chair and National Councillor.

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Major Karrinyup Designs Receive Green Light

The designs for AMP Capital’s major redevelopment of Western Australia’s Karrinyup Shopping Centre have been approved, with builder Multiplex set to begin work this month.

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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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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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The bee-all and end all

Why architects and planners are designing bee friendly cities

It is estimated that around a third of the food we eat relies on bee pollination. In light of the sharp decline in bee populations, we sat down with Urban Designer and Biophilia Enthusiast, Hayley Edwards to discuss what can be done to reverse this alarming trend.

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Spotlight on the future of urban hubs

The future of urban hubs and transit oriented developments have been a hot topic in Queensland this month, with a number of panel events and media outlets reporting on the subject.

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Experiences vs ‘Stuff’

David McCarroll and Jason Preston

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is the new keeping up with the Joneses. Here, some of Hames Sharley’s thought leaders discuss whether minimalism is making us richer, and the impact this is having on the built environment.

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Surf Club unveiled in Western Australia

Hames Sharley designed Scarboro Beach Services and Surf Club had its grand opening In Western Australia this month.

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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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Devaluing the role of iconic public architecture

Andrew Russell

The appalling misjudgment in allowing commercial advertising on the ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House calls into question the special custodial role of our public buildings, major public artworks and iconic infrastructure as symbols of shared community and cultural values.

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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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Finding the way to better wayfinding

Michael Cooper

Wayfinding in the architectural realm has evolved to encompass a combination of elements including visual graphics, tactility and materiality, interactivity, and animated and audio-visual installations. With technology advancing apace, how best should major wayfinding and signage projects be approached and what does the future hold in store…

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Albion Precinct Designs in the News

Excitement is growing as the development application for the $750 million mixed-use precinct at Brisbane’s Albion Train Station has been in the news across several media outlets this month.

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Opening our doors for Open House…

Hames Sharley's Brisbane Studio threw open its doors as part of Brisbane Open House this weekend.

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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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Enhancing health and wellbeing through urban design

Chris Maher, Jason Preston and David McCarroll

Human behaviour is intrinsically influenced by our surroundings, and as a nation predominantly made up of city-dwellers, our urban environment contributes a major part to making us who we are. Here Chris Maher, David McCarroll and Jason Preston uncover some of the tools used by designers of the built environment to enhance health and wellbeing.

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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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What Australia can learn from Asian retail, and vice versa

David McCarroll

There is obviously a considerable difference in how Asian and Australian retail developments are shaped by the culture within which they sit, along with, at times, some surprising similarities. David McCarroll investigates…

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How to sustain Australia’s rural-urban communities; a case study part 1

Shannon O'Shea

Serpentine Jarrahdale have a predicted population growth of 1.5 million people in 20 years. Hames Sharley has assisted in creating a strategy and vision together with the Shire and the community.

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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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