Hames Sharley has once again placed in the World Architecture 100 (WA100); Building Design’s annual survey of the world’s largest architectural practices.
The 2023 survey revealed that the multidisciplinary practice has moved up the ranks from 94th to equal 87th alongside Indian design firm Sanjay Puri Architects, with 81 fee-earning architects employed.
Hames Sharley is one of two Australian architectural practices that earned a place in this year’s results, and is fourth in the list of top architectural firms by fee income in the Australasian region.
The publication features several Hames Sharley projects of recent significance.
Lot 2-7 Barrack Street
Hames Sharley’s proposal for a mixed-use development at Lot 2-7 Barrack Street received DA approval in 2022. This cultural and mixed-use development will breathe new life into the east end of Perth’s Hay and Murray Street pedestrian malls. Featuring a 23-level office tower, theatre, gallery, exhibition space and activated laneways that bring abundant green landscaping for visitors and workers to enjoy.
Hames Sharley’s redevelopment of Marrickville Metro continues to be recognised as a vibrant, innovative and inclusive project, recently receiving Silver in ‘Architecture - Commercial - Constructed’ at the 2023 Australian Design Awards. The focus of the Australian Design Awards is ‘Better Together’ - inspired by the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
The redevelopment involved repurposing the old Shelley’s Drinks Factory into an extension of the existing centre that celebrates the history of the site and the diversity of the community. The extension positions Smidmore Street as a dynamic, bustling centre in the heart of Marrickville; a community village where locals and visitors can come together.
Emergency Services Sector Headquarters Precinct
The Emergency Services Sector Headquarters is a uniquely designed IL4 command centre that combines and improves responses to crisis situations by improving the functionality, capability, and ultimately the integration of the four critical agencies. The new centre allows the CFS, MFS, SES and Safecom to occupy a single new fit-for-purpose facility.
One Subiaco sets a new benchmark for urban development within Subiaco while respecting the history of the site and surrounding town centre. The project enables the revival of the iconic Subiaco markets to suit the changing demographics, community expectations and time in history. The redevelopment will offer significant community benefit with over 1,100m² of public space, with internal laneways provide links to surrounding streets. The development comprises three distinct residential buildings that each respond to the context of their frontage.