Tag Landscape

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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