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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 Mentoring Program: Building a Stronger Team

Mentoring is a triple-win partnership, as mentees gain valuable knowledge and support, mentors develop communication skills and give back to others, and companies develop internal talent and corporate knowledge. DesignInc initiated a mentoring program in August 2017 that has seen… 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 →

Spotlight: DesignInc Interior Design

DesignInc’s interior design team takes a research-based approach to their work with a strong focus on the user experience to create people-focused environments. We go beyond the surface with the interior design team to learn what underlies their approach. As… 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 →

Wellbeing and lifestyle – DesignInc Sydney’s commitment to supporting our teams health.

Office workers spend approximately one third of their waking hours at work every week, which adds up to 90,000 hours over an average lifetime. We know that people and businesses thrive when workers are healthy and happy, which is why… 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 →

Celebrating our cultural diversity with an international food festival

Australia is a vibrant, multicultural country with a population that spans from the oldest continuous culture in the world to those of our newest arrivals. At DesignInc, we are proud to embrace and respect diversity, celebrating our multiculturalism with an… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Celebrating International Women’s Day at DesignInc

DesignInc celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March, recognising the achievements of women in architecture, design and construction, and hosting a panel discussion about the experience of women in the industry. Our panel discussion, “Lean In: Courage, hard work and… 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 →

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 →

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 Associate Jacqueline Urford discusses heritage at Sustainability Live

DesignInc Associate Jacqueline Urford joined the panel discussion at Sustainability Live to consider how we balance conservation of our past with a more sustainable future. Hosted by Architecture & Design, Sustainability Live took place on 26 October 2017 with more… Continue Reading →

The DesignInc Sydney raise money at MS Sydney to the Gong Charity Bike Ride 2017

Congratulation to the DesignInc Sydney Cycling team who survived MS Sydney to the Gong Charity Bike Ride 2017 and raised more than $4000 in the process. Every year tens of thousands of cyclists hit the road for MS Sydney to… 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 →

How DesignInc creates Environments for People

The environments we design must first and foremost meet their functional requirements. But these spaces can have far greater significance than function alone. By thinking about the broader benefits and consequences of an environment, we can create ‘Environments for People’… 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 →

The value of qualitative research in project planning

As architects and designers, we know the importance of aesthetics, function, compliance and legislation for a project, particularly one in the public realm. But throughout the planning and design process – and even after a building is complete – it’s… Continue Reading →

Have you checked out the new DesignInc branding and website yet?

It’s a new-look DesignInc for a new age. We’ve hit the refresh button on the DesignInc brand and website, and we’re delighted to announce it’s all gone live. The new website and updated brand are part of creating a unified… 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 →

Getting to know: DesignInc’s Christopher Malouf

  Chris Malouf is an architect at DesignInc, and outside of work, he’s an artist, cyclist, rower, singer, horticulturalist and Archibald Prize entrant. We chatted to Chris about his painting and how being an artist contributes to his work as… 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 →

Team DesignInc – Getting to know Sándor Dúzs

Sándor Dúzs is an Associate at DesignInc. Born and raised in Hungary, Sándor has been interested in architecture since he was a child and his approach and work is influenced and inspired by a semester he spent in Helsinki, Finland…. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre receives major accolades at the 2016 Government Design Awards.

DesignInc is proud to announce that the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) has received the Best Project award at the 2016 Government Design Awards. The VCCC was also named as Gold Winner in the Commercial Architecture and Interior Design categories,… Continue Reading →

Harbourside yoga with DesignInc

Source: Timeout Graduate Architect, Fatemeh Azizian joined the Sydney Studio of DesignInc some 6 months back and has made her presence felt since commencing the role. As a self-confessed yoga addict, Fatemeh recently completed her formal yoga qualification and in… Continue Reading →

Bidding farewell to Ghislain Coulon – A 4-decade retrospective

As the Sydney Studio of DesignInc prepares to farewell Ghislain Coulon at the end of the year, we take a look back at his illustrious career through the many projects that he has been involved in. Ghislain joined DesignInc in… Continue Reading →

‘Celebration of Time’ event celebrates Ghislain Coulon’s illustrious 40-year career

The Sydney Studio of DesignInc recently hosted a ‘Celebration of Time’ cocktail event at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The event was held to reflect on the last few years at DesignInc Sydney and to give a sneak peek of… 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 →

A guide for graduates looking to enter the architecture industry

We spoke to HR Manager Tara Keast for her best advice to graduates and those looking to enter the architecture industry. We discuss tips on applying for internships, acing interviews at architecture firms and the kind of environment that those… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Sydney takes on the MS Gong Ride

A few months ago, DesignInc Director and keen cyclist Ian Armstrong, raised the idea of organising a team to participate in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ‘Gong Ride’ from Sydney to Wollongong. Now in its 35th year, the Gong Ride exists… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Sydney celebrates Melbourne Cup

The lack of a public holiday did little to dampen the mood at the Sydney Studio of DesignInc as the entire office came together to celebrate the “race that stops a nation”. We commemorated the biggest horse racing event in… Continue Reading →

DesignInc Sydney Ski Trip 2016

What initiated the ski trip? It all started over a conversation at lunch between colleagues. We actually went away on a ski weekend (for work colleagues) some 15 years ago and thought it overdue for another. It was a low… 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 →

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