Category Projects

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

DesignInc Director Ian Armstrong and the Royal Docks Taskforce in London

Ian Armstrong, Director at DesignInc Sydney, is undertaking an Executive Masters in Cities at the London School of Economics and is a member of the Royal Docks Taskforce, an academic exercise that forms part of the program. The 12-member taskforce… 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 →

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 →

Victoria Street Railway Station by DesignInc

Over the last two decades we have designed the upgrades of many train stations as part of Transport for NSW’s ongoing programs for improving accessibility. Victoria Street Railway Station in East Maitland is now complete with new lifts and staff… Continue Reading →

Great Place: DesignInc’s Oatley Station nominated for the PIA National Awards for Planning Excellence 2018

The Oatley Railway Station upgrade has been nominated for the Great Place Award in the Planning Institute Australia (PIA) National Awards for Planning Excellence 2018. The annual awards commend excellence in planning and the planning profession. They commenced at state… Continue Reading →

Sydney International Airport: Bike Storage Facility

As airports become increasingly busy spaces they need to work harder to facilitate convenient and hassle-free access. DesignInc recently completed a series of projects at Sydney International Airport aimed at improving and supporting the end-to-end journey, including a bike storage… Continue Reading →

Marrickville Railway Station by DesignInc

Over the last two decades DesignInc has designed the upgrades of many train stations as part of Transport for NSW’s ongoing programs for improving accessibility. Marrickville railway station opened in 2017 with a new concourse and lifts, plus the renovation… 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 →

DesignInc Year in Review 2017

DesignInc is wrapping up an exciting 2017, as this year we’ve won international competitions, tenders, completed projects and received industry awards. We talk to Managing Director Sandeep Amin about DesignInc’s highlights, milestones and successes, and check in with other team… Continue Reading →

Sydney Metro Northwest proves the value of a strong conceptual direction and design-led collaboration

Sydney Metro Northwest, formerly the North West Rail Link project, is the first stage of Sydney Metro, planned to extend to Bankstown via the City and separately out to Parramatta. The project is delivering the first fully automated metro rail… 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 →

DesignInc projects win at the PIA NSW Awards and MBA NSW Awards

DesignInc’s upgrade of the Oatley and Museum railway stations has been recognised at two annual award ceremonies for the value they contribute to the community, their respect for heritage context, and innovative construction methods. Oatley Railway Station has won the… Continue Reading →

Berala Station Easy Access Upgrade

Over the last two decades DesignInc has designed the upgrades of many transport stations as part of the Transport for NSW’s ongoing programs for improving accessibility. Most recently completed, Berala railway station now has elevator access as part of a… 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 →

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 →

Clyde & Co Sydney Opens for Business

Strong working relationships are crucial in the design and architecture world, as trust and understanding serve as the fundamental building block of any project. The new Clyde & Co workplace in Sydney is certainly one project that has successfully evolved… 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 →

Project Update – Shellharbour

It is one of the most satisfying stages of our work when we are able to visit a site and see our designs finally taking shape in the built form. From initial concept, through to the numerous design stages, our… 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 →

DesignInc, Lacoste + Stevenson & bmc2 appointed Architects for the redevelopment of the Ultimo-Pyrmont Public School

DesignInc, in collaboration with Sydney based practice, Lacoste+Stevenson together with Paris based practice, bmc2 are pleased to announce that they have been appointed architects for the redevelopment of the Ultimo-Pyrmont Public School following an invited competition by the NSW Department… Continue Reading →

Projects – DesignInc in the design of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

DesignInc, Silver Thomas Hanley and McBride Charles Ryan were the three architecture firms that joined together to deliver the $1.1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Melbourne, in June earlier this year. The VCCC, built by a Public Private… Continue Reading →

Projects – Achieving design excellence in the Aviation & Defence sector

George Wong, Principal of Aviation and Defence for the Sydney studio of DesignInc discusses the unique design challenges and complexities of the Aviation and Defence sector. What experience and skills are essential when addressing the needs of aviation and defence… Continue Reading →

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