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Defining Regenerative Design

The Foundation to Systematic Understanding, Adoption and Practice

The world is currently on the brink of irreversible damage due to climate change. At the 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it was noted that many vulnerable communities had already started to experience food insecurity and ecosystem crises, with the projected rise in global temperatures set to cause such significant environmental damage that it would displace an estimated 200 million global citizens by 2050. That’s less than thirty years away.

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How designing for more than just work invigorates people and cities

Through the execution of our new Perth studio, Hames Sharley is leading the way in showcasing how offices can attract staff back into the workplace, and in turn benefit the city, our people and project outcomes.

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Trickle down technology

How major technological advancements transform the everyday retail

This article by Harold Perks, Hames Sharley was first published in SCN’s Little Guns edition, November 2021.

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Bringing home into the workplace - why offices are embracing domestic design

By Louisa Glennon and Stephen Moorcroft

Why are offices embracing domestic design? Louisa Glennon and Stephen Moorcroft answer the question for Facility Perspectives in their latest article: Bringing home into the workplace.

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Emerging from a crisis

Michael Wright

Sometimes our worst experiences can be our best opportunity for growth. For Principal of People & Culture, Michael Wright, that was the case.⁠

Michael shares his mental health journey in the hopes of encouraging ongoing conversations about everyday human struggles and how these experiences help us better understand our communities and each other.⁠

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The importance of self-care and social connection – lessons from living alone in lockdown

Fiona Greatbatch

Like many Australians, living through extended lockdowns has taken a toll on Fiona’s mental health. ⁠

Located in Victoria and currently going through lockdown number six, Fiona talks about why it’s so much harder to stay positive this time, and the lessons she’s learnt about the importance of self-care and social connections.⁠

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A series of fortunate events – how COVID-19 possibly saved my life

James Edwards

Thanks to a global health crisis, Director and National Portfolio Leader for Education, Science & Research, James Edwards, was forced to stay in Western Australia and catch up on some rather overdue medical tests.⁠ Despite having no symptoms, In April 2020, James was diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer.⁠

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Don’t worry about asking if you’re ok – just start a conversation

Alex Quin

Having lost a close friend to suicide, Alex Quin has experienced first-hand the devastating impact mental illness can have on a community. In a bid to honour his friend, Phil, Alex writes about the need to de-stigmatise mental illness, and how the simple art of conversation can help those suffering feel less isolated.

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Building for a Better Tomorrow

William Hames, Chairman and Caillin Howard, Managing Director at Hames Sharley, discuss the firm’s continuous improvement strategy and innovation drive the latest edition of APAC Outlook’s magazine.

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What can the workplace learn from lockdown?

Australian design firm Hames Sharley surveyed all staff across its six studios to investigate the impact of working from home and the lessons that could be translated back into the workplace.

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If you build it, they will rent

It’s only a matter of time before Build to Rent makes its mark on Australian residential development. But what will that mean for the design process?

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Inclusivity in the design and planning of change facilities

Discussions around gender inequality are commonplace. From closing the gender pay gap and promoting more women into senior management positions, to supporting female athletes, historical gender imbalances are being rectified by addressing largely unconscious bias.