Planning & Design

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The living buildings of the future

I recently participated in the Living Future unConference, the annual event that leads the world in regenerative design.

Kellie Payne, The Fifth Estate event

The five factors of workplace wellbeing

Bates Smart studio director Kellie Payne recently spoke at The Fifth Estate’s Bring Your Office to Life event in Brisbane on the factors needed for a healthy, sustainable and productive workplace.

Frog Hollow House

Design lessons from remote communities

NBC Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal-owned organisation that provides architectural design and building consultancy services in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, with particular focus on Aboriginal communities and remote locations.

Jefa Greenaway

The opportunity to move beyond tokenism with Indigenous-led design

Reconciliation Week stimulates many conversations around the relationship between Australia’s First Nations and newer cultures but few more important for the built environment than those that offer opportunities to learn from and prioritise Indigenous-led approaches to design and planning.

Kellie Payne on the wellbeing of workplaces

A lead speaker at our Bring Your Office to Life event in Brisbane on 27 March, Bates Smart workplace and education strategy lead Kellie Payne, knows what makes us tick in the office and what makes us flop.

A few billion more reasons to pursue healthy green buildings

The energy saving benefits of green buildings have long been understood, but new research from Harvard University has now put a dollar value on the climate and health benefits of reduced atmospheric pollution.

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Regions steal spotlight at national architecture awards

Regional projects were big winners at this year’s National Architecture Awards, including the East Pilbara Arts Centre by Officer Woods Architects, which took out the major Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture.

VCAT, we have a problem

“Fair, efficient justice for all Victorians”. These noble words are emblazoned over the door as you enter the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal building in downtown Melbourne.