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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

Parramatta Civic Centre Project Update

Parramatta CBD is undergoing major urban development as the City of Parramatta Council responds to and prepares for large-scale population and economic growth. The redevelopment of Parramatta Square is at the heart of the revitalisation project intended to transform the… Continue Reading →

DesignInc’s Annual Ski Trip.

DesignInc Sydney is blessed to have a fantastic team that regularly gets involved in fun activities together outside of the normal working day, and a big highlight of the year is the annual ski trip. Organised and planned by the… 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 →

DesignInc Sydney participate in the Fit24 Challenge

  Throughout the month of June, forty-three staff members at our DesignInc Sydney office participated in Fit24 wellbeing team challenge. Fit24 is a popular team challenge program to increase positive teamwork in a fun way by embedding good nutrition, sleep… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Sydney particpates in NAIDOC Week 2017

DesignInc Sydney was proud to be involved in NAIDOC week from 2 – 9 July 2017, to recognise the contributions that indigenous Australians make to our country and society. This year’s theme for NAIDOC week was ‘Our Languages Matter’, which… 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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