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The University of Queensland.

UQ introduces new urban design degree

25 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Queensland has introduced a new masters degree in urban development and design aimed at creating sustainable cities.

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Westmead Innovation Quarter designed by Architectus.

Two-tower ‘innovation quarter’ approved for Sydney’s Westmead

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The project, designed by Architectus, will consist of two mixed-use towers between Westmead Hospital and railway station.

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Parlour office holders (L–R): Naomi Stead, Alison Cleary, Gill Matthewson, Susie Ashworth, Justine Clark, Julie Willis, Sarah Lynn Rees.

Parlour launches work and wellbeing survey

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Parlour’s survey seeks to understand the demographics, work place environments and wellbeing of people in the profession.

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SAHMRI II, designed by Woods Bagot, is set for construction.

$500m South Australian medial research centre underway

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction is set to begin on a 12-storey medical research centre designed by Woods Bagot, a companion to the “cheesegrater” SAHMRI building.

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Fitzroy Gasworks senior campus by GHD Woodhead and Grimshaw.

Vertical school at historic gasworks site

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has unveiled designs for a new multi-level school campus at the site of the Fitzroy Gasworks redevelopment.

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The proposed new Sydney Fish Market by 3XN, BVN and Aspect Studios.

Sydney Fish Market approved

22 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has approved the $750 million redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market.

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University of New England Boilerhouse.

Nine shortlisted to transform brutalist boiler house

18 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The $15.25 million Boilerhouse Discovery Space project will transform the structure into an interactive children’s space.

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Sutherland Entertainment Centre by Chrofi and NBRS.

Sutherland Entertainment Centre designs finalized

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Final designs for the $21.8 million refurbishment of the 40-year old Sutherland Entertainment Centre building in southern Sydney have been placed on public exhibition.

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The Melbourne School of Design’s Glyn Davis Building by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA.

Melbourne’s architecture open (virtually) to the public

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

More than 50 significant buildings across Melbourne will (virtually) open to the public this July as part of the Open House Melbourne weekend.

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The redevelopment of Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by Cox Architecture, includes a new west wing with a glass facade.

Her Majesty’s Theatre opens after major redevelopment

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A historic Adelaide theatre has re-opened after a major redevelopment designed by Cox Architecture.

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The build-to-rent apartment tower above Sydney Metro Pitt Street South Station, designed by Bates Smart.

Tower to transform Sydney ‘traffic artery’

15 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Bates Smart’s proposal for a 170-metre tower in Sydney’s Midtown precinct is intended to establish a sense of place in an area that lacks a strong binding identity.

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Olivia Hyde.

Three women appointed professors of practice at Sydney uni

12 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Olivia Hyde, Kate Goodwin and Qianyi Lim are the first professors of practice to be appointed by the architecture school.

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Powerhouse Parramatta proposal by AL_A (UK) and Architectus (Australia).

Four alternative proposals for Powerhouse Parramatta

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The unsuccessful proposals from the international competition to design the design the Powerhouse Parramatta museum have been released.

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More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government's wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.

Job Keeper saves architects but stimulus package not enough

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government’s wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.

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The under construction Watermans Cove at Barangaroo South.

Competition to design Barangaroo waterfront pavilion

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has launched a design competition for a new pier pavilion at Watermans Cove in Barangaroo South.

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The redevelopment City Tattersalls Club will include the restoration and renewal of the historic building. (Indicative design by FJMT.)

Six compete to design City Tattersalls Club redevelopment

9 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell, Bates Smart, SJB, BVN and Candalepas Associates will compete in the City Tattersalls Club design competition.

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Esther Charlesworth, founding director of Architects Without Frontiers Australia.

Humanitarian architect recognized in Queen’s Birthday Honours

7 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Esther Charlesworth, founding director of Architects Without Frontiers Australia has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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A proposed social housing demonstration project in Southport by Anna O’Gorman.

Home building and renovation grant scheme ‘a missed opportunity’

4 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects says the federal government’s $680 million “Home Builder” stimulus package is a missed opportunity for social housing and sustainable homes.

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2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt.

No new MPavilion in 2020

4 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation will not build a new MPavilion in 2020 and will instead reuse the existing six pavilions.

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The proposed redevelopment of the Southgate complex will include an elevated park.

Elevated parks and office tower to be built in Southbank

2 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A 21-storey office tower will be built on Melbourne’s riverfront under a masterplan by Fender Katsalidis.

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Charles Darwin University education and community precinct designed by ARM Architecture with interiors by Geyer and landscape architecture by TCL.

Top End education precinct unveiled

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Charles Darwin University has unveiled designs of an education and community precinct that is centred around a 200-year-old heritage-listed Boab tree.

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The Association of Consulting Architects' third “pulse check” survey seeks to further gauge the changes to employment arrangements, including the level of reduced hours and/or pay.

Survey seeks updated ‘pulse check’ of architecture industry

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Association of Consulting Architects is conducting a third “pulse check” survey of how architectural practices are faring with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Indicative image of the redeveloped Stadium Australia by Cox Architecture, a project now dropped.

Sydney stadium refurb scrapped, but Parramatta Powerhouse pushes ahead

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has abandoned plans to refurbish Stadium Australia but will push ahead with Parramatta Powerhouse.

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University of the Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay campus foundation building, designed by Hassell.

Former paper mill becomes university campus

28 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell has completed the “foundation building” for Australia’s newest university campus located on the site of a former paper mill in Queensland.

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A newly funded major research project will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.

Mental health in architecture research project receives funding

28 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A newly funded major research project, led by Naomi Stead, will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.

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The Victoria Cross integrated station development.

North Sydney integrated station development finalized

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Final designs have been unveiled for the proposed Victoria Cross station development, which includes a 42-storey office tower and a new retail laneway.

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A design option for the CIT Woden campus.

Early designs for Canberra Institute of Technology campus released

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The ACT government has released early indicative concept designs for a major university campus and bus interchange for Woden in Canberra.

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The appointed government will consider proposals that could support WA's post-pandemic economic recovery.

WA seeks new government architect

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Geoff Warn, who served as government architect from 2013, concluded his term in February 2020.

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Footscray Psychiatric Centre designed by the Victorian Public Works Department, 1972–77.

‘Foreboding’ brutalist hospital added to Victorian Heritage Register

25 May 2020, Josh Harris

The former Footscray Psychiatric Centre has been given state heritage listing.

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Sydney Fish Market by 3XN in partnership with BVN and Aspect Studios.

$6.5 billion of projects fast tracked

25 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy.

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Sai Gon Informal by Ton Vu, winner of the 2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, presented in 2012.

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work relaunched

25 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

After a near decade-long hiatus, the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work is back and entries are open.

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Proxima, the first private development within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct's commercial cluster.

New addition to Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct fast-tracked

21 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland government will fast track a private commercial development, designed PDT Architects, in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

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The lavender farm and hotel proposed for 483-489 Maroondah Highway and 169 Nelson Road, Lilydale, designed by Hachem Architects.

Hotel among lavender fields proposed for Victoria’s Yarra Valley

21 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed hotel set within a working lavender farm, designed by Hachem Architects, will also include a boutique facility for infusing lavender into gin.

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South Australian graduate Matthew Alfred.

Graduate wins travelling fellowship to research ‘radical practice’

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Matthew Alfred is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and is currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office.

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Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects at the 2018 main exhibition.

Venice Architecture Biennale postponed until 2021

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again cause the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale to be postponed.

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Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre by Grimshaw, Andrew Burges Architects and McGregor Coxall.

New vision of Parramatta aquatic centre revealed

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Parramatta council has released new renders of the aquatic centre by Grimshaw, Andrew Burges Architects and McGregor Coxall.

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Research shows that climate change is contributing to increasing bushfire risk.

Bushfire rebuild should mandate zero-emission buildings

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has called for mandatory zero-emissions buildings in bushfire reconstruction efforts.

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The new three-storey Docklands Primary School by Cox Architecture with McGregor Coxall. Education infrastructure is at the heart of the government's stimulus package.

Government boost for Victoria’s construction industry

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has promised $2.7 billion to boost the construction sector, with the bulk of the money going towards education infrastructure and public and community housing.

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505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

Tallest residential tower in Sydney approved

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Sydney has approved a proposal to constructed a 270-metre-tall residential tower in central Sydney designed by Ingehoven Architects and Architectus.

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University of New England Boilerhouse.

Architects invited to reimagine university boiler house

14 May 2020, Linda Cheng

The University of New England is seeking expressions of interest from architects to convert decommissioned Boilerhouse.

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The proposed Scientia Project at Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College by Hayball.

Hayball designs new sports and science centre for North Sydney school

14 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The proposed Scientia project for a catholic girls’ school in North Sydney will stack science labs, indoor and outdoor learning areas and sports courts over four levels.

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