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Leading the Way

We are proud to announce four new Principals and Associates in the DesignInc Sydney team: Paul Wallace, Principal, Miriam Enoch, Associate Joyce Lim, Associate and Paul Rea, Associate. Collectively, our new leaders bring a wealth of experience across architecture, landscape… Continue Reading →

We have Moved!

After over 20 years in North Sydney, we are excited to have moved across the Bridge to the Sydney CBD. Our new premises is in the iconic JP Morgan Building above the Westfield Shopping Centre. Our new address is:Level 1485… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Recognised in 2020 Education Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two DesignInc education projects have been recognised in the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia (LEA) Awards. Lindfield Learning Village – designed by the DesignInc Sydney team in collaboration with Lacoste + Stevenson and BMC2 –… Continue Reading →

We are Moving!

We are excited to announce that at the end of June 2020 the the DesignInc Sydney Office is moving to Sydney’s CBD. After over 20 years in North Sydney, we are heading across the bridge to the iconic JP Morgan… Continue Reading →

Building Community in Burwood

Civic spaces – including libraries – have seen a marked shift over the last few decades. The emergence of digital technologies and networked access to information / communities has led to a transformation of these spaces. Gone are the silent… Continue Reading →

Getting to Know Our People – Mabel Ibekwe

This interview took place a few weeks ago, before COVID-19 reverberated through our community. At DesignInc, like most businesses in our industry, we continue to work effectively and collaboratively from a variety of locations, meeting our project milestones while caring… Continue Reading →

Delivery as Usual

Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, DesignInc Sydney can assure valued clients and design collaborators alike that our strong commitment to daily operations and projects remains intact and unaltered. Similar to friends and peers across the industry, we continue to exceed… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Working from Home Trial

DesignInc is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation in Sydney — we have had no confirmed cases of the virus in our office to date. We are communicating closely with our team, and continue to take advice from NSW… Continue Reading →

Leading the Way with LEDA

Creating a thriving culture within an organisation is crucial to growth and success – yet can be challenging to maintain. At DesignInc we want our people to sustain a balance between multiple demands in their lives to reach their personal… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Welcomes Three New Principals

DesignInc is thrilled to introduce three new Principals to our Sydney office: Lisa King (Interiors), Nathan de Leeuw (Aviation) and Matthew Todd (Education). Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their teams, our new leaders are passionate about engaging… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Futures – Students Lead the Way

In December 2019 DesignInc Senior Designer Tim Garry – who worked on the Lindfield Learning Village Stage 1 design and is currently working on designing the remainder of the village – was invited to the final presentation of architecture models… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Supports New Architecture Scholarship

DesignInc is excited to be financing the first donor-funded scholarship for Architecture at Western Sydney University. Valued at $30,000 p.a. over five years, the scholarship will be offered to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in Architecture from… Continue Reading →

A Dog’s Life: Sydney Airport’s new Companion Relief Area for working dogs and assistance animals

Sydney Airport welcomes an increasing number of passengers through its international terminal each year, and with that comes more and more passengers travelling with companion animals. As part of Sydney Airport’s commitment to providing a comfortable and inclusive experience for… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Year in Review: Project Highlights, Milestones and Successes

DesignInc is wrapping up a very successful 2019 as this year, winning design competitions and tenders, completing projects, receiving industry awards and seeing Australia- and world-firsts come to realisation. It has been a year filled with victories, challenges and significant… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Year in Review: People and Culture

People are at the heart of DesignInc and we couldn’t be prouder of the DesignInc team and what we have achieved this year. DesignInc had a very successful 2019, which translated into significant growth of the core team. We started… Continue Reading →

A Week in the Life of an Architect: Roger Fan’s student work experience at DesignInc

Every year DesignInc has the pleasure of hosting high school students for their year 10 work experience. It’s a valuable opportunity for DesignInc to introduce students to the world of architecture, and for students to learn more about the day-to-day… Continue Reading →

Biophilia and place: How biomimicry enhances pride of place in community building

Humans have an innate need to connect with nature, according to the biophilia hypothesis. This connection is vital for health and wellbeing, yet today we spend around 90 per cent of our lives indoors. Recognition of the biophilia hypothesis has… Continue Reading →

It’s time to woman up! DesignInc is at the forefront of supporting and promoting gender equality in architecture and leadership.

DesignInc embarked on a journey in 2015 to increase female representation across all levels within the company. We now proudly buck the industry trend in architecture with a 50:50 gender ratio and the appointment of highly skilled and talented women… Continue Reading →

A Winning Village

Lindfield Learning Village Wins MBA Award We are thrilled to announce the Lindfield Learning Village (Stage 1) has won the Adaptive Re-use category in Master Builders Association of NSW (MBA) Excellence of Construction Awards 2019. Lindfield Learning Village – a… Continue Reading →

Meet DesignInc’s newest recruits in the rail and aviation teams

2019 has been a very successful year for DesignInc, and the team has grown significantly, passing more than 100 employees. We are always delighted to bring new recruits into the DesignInc culture and have recently welcomed 21 architects and designers… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Architecture Scholarship

DesignInc has a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and industry and is proud to announce the first donor-funded scholarship supporting an Indigenous Australian student in Western Sydney University’s faculty of Architecture. DesignInc’s collective values promote… Continue Reading →

It Takes a Village: A new model of education at Lindfield Learning Village

The first stage of Lindfield Learning Village opened in 2019, welcoming an intake of 350 primary and secondary students, and has been received with much interest and enthusiastic support from parents. Lindfield Learning Village breaks away from the traditional model… Continue Reading →

DesignInc is starting the conversation about mental health in the workplace

October 10 is World Mental Health Day – a day for mental health education, awareness and advocacy. At DesignInc, we actively support our team’s mental health throughout the year with a holistic program of workshops, classes and initiatives to aid… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Sydney at the Forefront of New Generation Boarding Houses

There has been a growing demand for, and supply of new generation boarding houses, which provide a low-cost rental option for those who don’t want or can’t afford typical apartments or single-dwelling homes. Ian Armstrong, Director of DesignInc Sydney, is… Continue Reading →

Killara Public School: Designed for future-focused learning

Future-focused learning prepares students with skills and capabilities to thrive in the modern and globalised world. It is the key objective of the NSW Department of Education’s vision and underscored the design of DesignInc’s new campus building at Killara Public… Continue Reading →

Hazelbrook Railway Station by DesignInc

DesignInc continues to upgrade many NSW railway stations as part of Transport for NSW’s ongoing programs for improving accessibility. Hazelbrook Railway Station on the Blue Mountains Line is currently under construction and will provide a new lift, parking spaces, footbridge… Continue Reading →

In progress: New Development application for the new Parramatta Civic Centre

The new Paramatta Civic Centre has moved closer to realisation with a reworked design of the façade system, which is now in development application. DesignInc, in collaboration with Sydney-based Lacoste + Stevenson and Paris-based Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, won the international… Continue Reading →

Getting to know: DesignInc Associate Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher is an Associate at DesignInc, having joined the company in 2016 and bringing his local and international experience and expertise on a wide range of building types. We spoke with Tom about his architectural work and influences and… Continue Reading →

Getting to know: Principal Landscape Architect Steven Holmes

Principal Landscape Architect Steven Holmes joined DesignInc in 2019, bringing his passion for landscape design to our practice. We spoke with Steven about his work, biophilic design and how the game of golf has inspired his career. Steven’s passion for… Continue Reading →

Getting to know: Principal Urban Designer Lynne Hancock

Principal Urban Designer Lynne Hancock joined DesignInc’s urban design and planning team in 2019, bringing her experience and expertise on a wide range of urban design developments and large complex infrastructure projects in Australia and New Zealand. We spoke with… Continue Reading →

A new-generation boarding house will contribute to the revitalisation of Potts Point

Potts Point in Sydney is undergoing revitalisation with a slew of new apartment and mixed-use blocks being built or marked for development. This includes a new-generation boarding house proposed for a tight corner site, offering affordable housing for young urban… Continue Reading →

Flex@DI: Committed to promoting employees’ work/life balance

We value our employees’ dedication to DesignInc, but we know they also have other priorities in their lives. That’s why we developed the Flex@DI program, which supports employees in achieving work/life balance by giving them the opportunity to adjust their… Continue Reading →

Australia’s largest public transport project, Sydney Metro Northwest, opened to the public

Sydney Metro Northwest will officially open to the public on 26 May 2019. The project delivers a number of firsts to Australia, including the first twin cable-stayed bridge of its kind, designed by DesignInc in partnership with Salini Impregilo. “This… Continue Reading →

Landscape architecture: For individuals, community and environmental health

When Frederick Olmsted designed Central Park in Manhattan in the nineteenth century it was not merely to create a green space. Rather it addressed rising concerns of the increasingly urban situation. He believed there was an inherent harmony between nature… Continue Reading →

World First: Manly Vale car park with Breathing Wall

Car-parking buildings are not often recognised for having innovative, aesthetic or sustainable design. The new Manly Vale commuter car park is, however, setting a new precedent. Designed by DesignInc and wrapped in a Junglefy Breathing Wall, it is an attractive… Continue Reading →

Shellharbour City Library awarded ALIA Best Public Library Design 2019

Shellharbour City Library won the ALIA Public Library Design Award 2019 at the Australian Library and Information Association’s annual awards on 14 March 2019. “We are happy to see Shellharbour City Library win this ALIA award because we know they… Continue Reading →

DesignInc’s Voytek Trzebiatowski

DesignInc Associate Voytek Trzebiatowski is a key member of the aviation team, working as senior architect on a series of projects at Sydney Airport. We spoke to Voytek about his work, his approach to architecture and his love of travel… Continue Reading →

Getting to know: DesignInc’s Joyce Lim

Senior Architect Joyce Lim joined DesignInc’s transport and infrastructure team in 2015, bringing her experience and expertise to the upgrades of Transport for NSW railway stations. We spoke with Joyce about her architectural work for DesignInc, her favourite pastime of… Continue Reading →

A new Customer Service Centre improves the visitor experience at Circular Quay

Transport for New South Wales’ (TfNSW) new Customer Service Centre at Circular Quay is designed to help visitors with trip planning for all public transport in NSW. The 66-square-metre project may be small in size, but it required extensive design,… Continue Reading →

ABC News gives viewers a first look inside Lindfield Learning Village

Lindfield Learning Village featured on ABC News’ 7.30 Report on 23 January 2019, with reporter Nadia Daly taking viewers for a first look inside. Billed as the school of the future, Lindfield Learning Village is seeking to change the way… Continue Reading →

Shellharbour City Library recognised as an exemplar of contemporary library design

The modern-day library has become a place for more than borrowing books. It has become a community hub providing a range of services, activities and spaces for locals and visitors to use. Shellharbour City Library, which opened in January 2018,… Continue Reading →

Royal Adelaide Hospital featured in Indesign magazine

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) featured in the November 2018 issue of Indesign, focussing on healthcare and wellbeing. Designed by DesignInc with STH Health Architecture (STH), RAH is part of the largest health and research precinct in the southern… Continue Reading →

DesignInc contributes to the latest innovations in deployable healthcare

Visitors to this year’s Australasian Military Medicine Association (AMMA) Conference in Canberra, held from 12 to 14 October, had the opportunity to see the latest innovations in deployable healthcare solutions showcased by Serco. DesignInc worked closely with Serco, Global Defence Solutions (GDS)… Continue Reading →

Lindfield Learning Village features on 7 News Sydney

7 News Sydney featured a story about Lindfield Learning Village on 2 October 2018. Designed by DesignInc in collaboration with Lacoste+Stevenson and BMC2, the unique environment makes use of the old UTS Kuring-gai Campus to deliver a new model of… Continue Reading →

Promoting gender equality in architecture: DesignInc features in HRM magazine

HRM magazine is the Australian HR Institute’s flagship publication, helping HR professionals make an effective contribution to their organisation. DesignInc is proud to feature in the September 2018 issue of HRM, in which Nicola Heath discusses how DesignInc is actively challenging… Continue Reading →

R U OK? Day: Supporting mental health and wellbeing at work

DesignInc Sydney is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for our team’s growth and development. Keeping up with this commitment, each year we support R U OK? Day with discussions about wellbeing, mental health, how to look… Continue Reading →

New-generation boarding house on Foveaux Street awarded for Excellence in Affordable Development

The G Accommodation boarding house at 46-48 Foveaux Street won the 2018 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence in Affordable Development. DesignInc worked with the builder Growthbuilt on the design of the high-quality, new-generation boarding house on the tight… Continue Reading →

Shellharbour Civic Centre by DesignInc and Lacoste + Stevenson

Shellharbour Civic Centre opened to the public in January 2018. Serving as a hub for Shellharbour’s cultural and community activities, the building provides a state-of-the-art library, museum, auditorium, council offices and chambers. Designed with user engagement and inspired by the… Continue Reading →

Meet DesignInc’s five newest team members

DesignInc Sydney has enjoyed consistent year-on-year growth for the past five-plus years and 2018 is no different. We have recruited 12 new members to our team in the last 3 month, each bringing valuable experiences and skills to the practice… Continue Reading →

University of Wollongong Library by DesignInc

As we increasingly rely on technology, public libraries have begun to fill another civic role as dynamic, versatile and connective hubs for the community. The same can be said of university libraries, which have become active, collaborative and social learning… Continue Reading →

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