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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

DesignInc’s Royal Adelaide Hospital wins at the AIA 2018 SA Architecture Awards

On 30 June 2018, the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) South Australian chapter hosted its annual awards evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Richard Does (Director, Sydney), Sandeep Amin (Managing Director, Sydney), Wayne Dixon (Director, Adelaide) and Christon Batey-Smith (Director,… Continue Reading →

Getting to know: DesignInc’s Francesco Camillo

Francesco Camillo, project designer at DesignInc, grew up in Italy around some of the most preeminent examples of historical architecture and exposed to the work of the world’s great artists and thinkers. We spoke with Francesco about his architectural work… Continue Reading →

DesignInc is one of three shortlisted teams for the new Coffs Harbour cultural and civic space

Well-designed city centres are drawcards for locals and visitors and can help drive economic activity through retail, commercial, cultural and civic developments. In June 2016, Coffs Harbour City Council initiated a concept development project for a new cultural and civic… Continue Reading →

Designing for Future Generations at Sydney Build Expo

Sydney Build Expo is a two-day exhibition and conference for the construction, architecture and design industries. This year marked the third annual Expo and it featured more than 200 exhibitors, 50 conference and workshop sessions and 90 speakers including DesignInc… Continue Reading →

Seeing is Believing: How DesignInc is using virtual reality technology

DesignInc is always looking to engage new technologies and programs to streamline design and construction processes so that clients can better appreciate what designers are trying to deliver, and architects can better understand what they have designed. Virtual reality (VR)… Continue Reading →

Sydney International Airport: DesignInc Sydney’s T1 Bussing Redevelopment

Well-designed airports should be easily read and understood, helping users to navigate complex processes for timely, hassle-free journeys. DesignInc recently completed a series of projects at Sydney International Airport aimed at improving the passenger experience for remote stand bussing operations…. Continue Reading →

Team DesignInc – Getting to know Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong is a Director at DesignInc Sydney and is currently the Chairman of DesignInc Limited. As a registered architect, urban designer and town planner, Ian is uniquely positioned to draw on his skills, knowledge and experience across all three… Continue Reading →

The Official Opening of Shellharbour Civic Centre

Shellharbour City Council officially opened its new Shellharbour Civic Centre on Saturday, 2 December. DesignInc directors Richard Does and Sandeep Amin were proud to be in attendance with project partners Thierry Lacoste + David Stevenson, as well as ADCO Constructions… Continue Reading →

Royal Adelaide Hospital Project Update

Hospitals contribute to the improved health of our general population and communities, as facilities for people to go in times of sickness, pain and distress. In the twenty-first century they should also contribute to the improved health of our environment… Continue Reading →

Glenwood Community Hub

The design success of a community centre can often be measured in how well the community embraces and takes ownership of the building and how much it contributes to a community’s identity. DesignInc extended and redesigned the Glenwood Community hub… Continue Reading →

Team DesignInc – Getting to know Helen Chan

In this installment of our Team DesignInc interview series, we speak to one of our graduate architects, Helen Chan about her love of architecture, music and how she is contributing to our Lindfield and Dubbo NSC projects. How did you… Continue Reading →

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Honoured at the 2017 Victoria Architecture Awards

DesignInc is proud to announce that our project the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) has been awarded both the Victorian Medal and the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture at the 2017 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, in collaboration with Silver… Continue Reading →

An interview with Jonathan Zhang, Graduate Architect

We spoke to Jonathan Zhang, one of the youngest and newest additions to the Sydney Studio of DesignInc on his experience as a Graduate Architect, and shares his advice on how to thrive as someone new to the Architecture industry…. Continue Reading →

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