Hames Sharley understands that the built environment has a major impact on student behaviour, and the potential to greatly improve learning outcomes. We take a considered approach to education facility planning and design, ensuring that the quality and function of internal and external spaces creates a stimulating environment – a space that encourages strong, positive attachment.

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Today’s Library: More than just books

James Edwards, Jessika Hames

As physical collections have become less of a requirement for study and research, the core function of the library has broadened to become a hub – for students and academics, and increasingly the wider community.

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Why post-COVID school design must still centre around proximal play

As architects, we’re constantly asked about how we will adapt. New technologies, new ways of thinking, new societal expectations – they all affect how we design. Architecture is dynamic in its nature, constantly adapting and changing with society.

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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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Not just child’s play - designing childcare centres

Jerry Cherian

The Australian child-care industry is thriving, creating opportunities for centres to invest in designs that enrich the childcare experience and contribute to a better built environment.

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The architecture of education

Jacinta Houzer

With the 21st century well underway, the way in which students receive education nowadays is vastly different from the pre-internet age.

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Arty Facts

No matter the size of the project, over the past twelve months we have applied the same set of guidelines in our approach to designing buildings and spaces in the public & culture sector. Here we present our 12 key considerations when designing for museums and galleries.