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Public & Culture

What we offer clients

  • We use our creative minds and skills to study and record cultures, activities and functions.
  • We are adept outsiders with the ability to develop an insider influence among leaders.
  • We have the ability to create an opportunity to interpret, adapt or change; to open minds or to modify old, tried and proven ways to a new paradigm.
  • We become totally engaged and committed to the culture or purpose of the project and find ways to interpret and to allow it to contribute to the heritage of your community.


  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning
  • Grant applications

Approach to Public and Cultural Architecture

Architecture is essentially public, however Hames Sharley considers the Public & Culture Portfolio as particularly related to an ‘open’ or shared architecture that is used by the community.

These include the built form used daily, occasionally, or on a needs basis by a community as they live, work and spend their leisure time.

We believe that public architecture should add to the liveability and enjoyment of the city. Through the nature of its shared infrastructure it offers an opportunity to be exposed to different spatial experiences; to inhabit, to pause, to contemplate, to learn, to be entertained, to share, to see how people behave and relate to one another, to share beliefs and aspirations and to become a community.

Public architecture allows citizens to record their contribution to society.

  • The Regal Theatre Subiaco, Western Australia The Regal Theatre Foundation
  • Mandurah War Memorial Mandurah, Western Australia City of Mandurah
  • Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club Seacliff, South Australia Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club