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Two good to miss

This year marks the second Fremantle Biennale, but while this local festival is comparatively new, the idea of hosting an art festival every two years dates back more than a century.

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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 represented at the Global Grad Show, Dubai

Hames Sharley is delighted to announce that our WA Studio Project Assistant Georgina Spooner has been selected to showcase her Honours thesis project at the Global Grad Show in Dubai between 12-16th November.

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Polished men paint it blue…

One child dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence. That's why throughout the month of October the charity Polished Man challenge all men and women to paint their fingernails blue.

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It’s World Architecture Day (or is it?)

World Architecture Day is a celebration of both great architecture and the people who produce it. The brainchild of the Union International des Architects (UIA), its aim is to bring together architects, designers, planners and more to share their experiences and viewpoints.

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Flying cars and sustainable design…

The shopping centre of 2100

Harold Perks

If we can trace the idea of a shopping centre as far back as the Roman Empire then it’s safe to imagine shopping centres will continue to exist in 2100. But what they might look like, that’s another question entirely.

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A Designed Directorship

After two decades with Hames Sharley, Derek Hays has amassed an extensive resume of projects but it has been his establishment and leadership of the National Design Forum that has predominantly led to his recent elevation to the role of Director.

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UDIA Award win in Western Australia

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s West Australian chapter held their annual awards on the evening of Saturday, 21st September and a Hames Sharley designed project was among the recipients.

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HSWA 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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The voice of experience

Hames Sharley was well represented at this year’s Good Design Week Symposium – we talk to Derek Hays and Brook McGowan about their roles as keynote speakers, and how participation in similar events can influence the next generation of architects.

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Promotions throughout the National Practice

Hames Sharley are delighted to announce a number of promotions in senior roles throughout the country.

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Master Builders’ Association Awards Success in South Australia

The Master Builders’ Association of South Australia held its annual Excellence in Construction Awards event on Friday 16th August and two Hames Sharley projects were recognised.

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DA approved for 320 George Street, one of Brisbane’s narrowest high-rise CBD buildings

Hames Sharley’s designs for the redevelopment of an iconic 135-year old heritage building in Brisbane’s CBD have been released.

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Hames Sharley Announces New Members to Leadership Team

Three members of Hames Sharley’s national team have been given new senior positions within the practice.

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MBA Awards success in Western Australia

The Master Builders’ Association of Western Australia held its annual Excellence in Construction Awards evening on Saturday evening and a number of Hames Sharley projects were recognised.

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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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Sustainability: why there’s more to it than you might think

By the National Sustainability Forum

It’s no big secret that one of the greatest problems facing the world in the 21st century is stemming the decline in the environment. Everyone can – and indeed should – do their part to ensure that future generations need not contend with climate change and a collapsing ecosystem.

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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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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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Scarborough Beach Services & Surf Club

Project Spotlight Series

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

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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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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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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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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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