2019 saw the inception of the Hames Sharley National Sustainability Forum. Comprised of a group of passionate, multi-disciplinary professionals tasked with identifying and developing ongoing initiatives and knowledge on sustainable design and practice. The NSF representatives are based across all six national studios and hold a monthly national forum meeting to gather, create and share knowledge on sustainability - keeping awareness of important issues.
In some very exciting news, Hames Sharley has been recognised by UK-based Building Design magazine as one of the leading architectural practices in the world.
Brisbane-based architect Ann-Maree Ruffles is Hames Sharley’s new Studio Leader in Queensland. With a plethora of design experience across residential, health and master planning projects, Ann-Maree brings more than 25 years’ experience to her new role.
Hames Sharley was the recipient of two commendations for design innovation and creativity at the recent awards for the Design Institute of Australia’s WA Chapter.
In the interests of holding ourselves accountable, we want to share the results from our inaugural Inclusion and Diversity survey. These results will help our internal Champions for Change group to form recommendations for how Hames Sharley can continue to evolve in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity and Creative Well-being. We are excited to continue to share the results of this fantastic initiative over time.
Dubai Design Week 2019, the Global Grad Show brought together the world’s top Graduates to showcase a diverse range of innovative design projects between 12-16th November. Hames Sharley’s WA Studio Project Assistant Georgina Spooner attended the event and presented her Honours thesis project in the ‘Planet’ category of the exhibition.
Hames Sharley’s Principal of Planning and Urban Design, Nicholas Temov, has been named Planner of the Year 2019 by the Western Australian chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
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.
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.
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.
A visual essay of Scarborough Beach Services & Surf Club in Western Australia.
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.
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.
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.