Beyond Why - Taking on Simon Sinek's "Start With Why"

You may have come across Simon Sinek on YouTube or TED. His 2009 TED talk ‘How great leaders inspire action’ is one of the 25 most popular TED talks of all time. It’s a great talk – however, in this blog piece we talk about “how” is as valuable as “why” – especially when it comes to designers and architects.

11 Apr 2018

Federation Square Not Apple Square

The Apple Concept Store at Federation Square does not make sense to me. It does not make sense to give over part of our public urban space to a corporation. For the government, Federation Square is a shopping complex without an anchor tenant. I acknowledge that Federation Square was first conceived of as a commercial public space.

4 Apr 2018

Architecture Conference - Deerubbin

On the weekend, I attended the Architecture Foundation Conference at Milsons Island on the Hawkesbury River. The conference is convened by Lindsay and Sue Johnston and they do a brilliant job. The conference is called “Deerubbin” which is the Aboriginal name for the Hawkesbury River and it means deep and wide.

23 Mar 2018

ISO-9001 Accreditation

Last week we completed the Stage 2 Audit of our practice to attain ISO-9001 accreditation. This milestone represents 2 years’ work in the background to align our services to the requirements of this management system.

11 Mar 2018

What Does The Design Process Look Like?

The design process is integral to the form of buildings and spaces and it is essential to the creation of architecture.
So, what does the design process look like? Where do ideas for buildings and spaces come from? How does the design process itself determine the shape and form of the project.

6 Nov 2017

Slow Architecture

A reflection on the relationship between architecture and time.

25 Sep 2017

Sustainability & Building

There is a something of a contradiction between sustainability and building. Resources are needed to build a new project – even one that will be sustainable once built. In turn, energy is needed to run a new facility so the by-product of any new project is waste that wasn’t being generated before.

6 Sep 2017

Things I Have Learnt

Recently I read an article by a small business owner reflecting on what he learnt in the past 20 years of running a small business.
The article caused me to reflect on architecture and the things I have learnt over the past 15 years of running a practice.

10 Jul 2016

Lighting & Architecture

Antony has just returned from a week away in Brisbane studying his lighting course at QUT. Here he reflects on some of the topics that sparked his interest and imagination.

9 Apr 2014