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Paul McGillick


Remembering Gabriel Poole: Regional Hero

It is with great regret that we report the passing of Gabriel Poole, a leader in Australia’s architecture community.

The ‘woke’ workplace

Commonwealth Bank has long been an innovator in workplace strategy. Now, with the Axle building in Sydney’s South Eveleigh, it offers a template for the future of ‘work’ working in Australia.

Rare desert beauty: Koichi Takada’s National Museum of Qatar interiors

Koichi Takada Architects’ interiors for the new National Museum of Qatar exude a visceral beauty that is breathtaking in their impact and imagination.

High EQ: Mirvac’s EY Centre

Can you design emotional intelligence into a workplace? The trail-blazing EY Centre in Sydney gives it a red hot go, with a human-focused approach to both the development and design of the building. EY Centre’s appeal proved irresistible for Mirvac which, half-way through the development process, decided to locate its headquarters across six floors of the building.

The judging hall, filled with thousands of entrants.

Transformative design the focus at iF Awards

Paul McGillick reflects on the International Forum Design Awards in Germany, which coincided with Munich Creative Business Week – a combination of business and design rolled into one.

Mia Feasey, founder of Siren Design, is nominated an Indesign Luminary for this year's INDE.Awards. Photo by Charles Dennington.

Indesign Luminary: Mia Feasey

Mia Feasey of Siren Design is living proof that guts and ambition can make distant dreams a reality. Here’s how the former girl-band front-woman came to lead her own international design firm.

A warehouse in the sky: Crone Architects’ office

One way to engender a paradigm shift in organisational culture is to shed one’s old skin and seek out new horizons. Pioneers of change, design directors Sandra Furtado and Niall Durney are taking Crone Architects on a journey of transformation that starts with people and place.

Designing Culture As Well As Spaces With Fulton Trotter Architects

Architects help drive workplace culture, but Queensland practice Fulton Trotter show how best practice begins at home.

Putting the joy back into Brutalism: The University of Queensland School of Architecture by m3architecture

Brisbane’s m3architecture found the University of Queensland’s brutalist School of Architecture building had its problems but also the potential to transform itself and embrace its beautiful landscape.

University of Sydney | Indesignlive

Can the Agile Model Benefit the Future of Education?

Want to steal a march on your competitors? Are you a business or a university? The University of Sydney’s new Business School brings the two together in a stunning new-era facility.

Ovolo Hotel | Indesign Live

Hotel or Office?

What’s been missing in your hotel experience? Designing the new Sydney Ovolo Hotel, Hassell Architects applied lessons learned in designing workspaces to target the real needs of hotel guests.

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