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Paul McGillick


Ross Gardam: Emotion by Design

He is a mid-career designer, but retains the fresh vision of someone just starting out. Meet Ross Gardam, one of the great success stories of Australian design.

An Arranged Marriage

Thrown together by circumstance, Kirsten Stanisich and Jonathan Richards formed a professional partnership that has seen them grow, flourish and forge a brand of their own.

Indesign Luminary: Diane Jones

Diane Jones has been executive director at PTW since 2014. A natural leader of people, she considers herself to be “just one of the team”, bringing to the role a coherent philosophy and sense of conviction built over many years of practice.

Mark Landini

Indesign Luminary Mark Landini

Mark Landini is not a man to mince his words. His relationship with retail design is one of practicality and inventiveness. Because there’s no room for ‘experiential’ and ‘fashionable’ design when you’re faced with fickle consumers and a booming e-retail economy.

Rising expectations: The rise of vertical schools

Vertical education. It’s a fact, but is it also a fad? Paul McGillick looks at how education is reaching for the skies.

Rachel Neeson. Portrait by Charles Dennington.

The game changer: Rachel Neeson

Overcoming personal tragedy enabled Rachel Neeson to establish herself as one of Australia’s leading architects. We reflect on Neeson’s career having recently been announced as a 2019 INDE Luminary.

Portrait by Ryan Cantwell.

The late bloomer: Jon Goulder

Jon Goulder has been a mainstay of the Australian design industry for 20 years, but it’s only now that he considers his career to be taking off. We look at the 2019 INDE Luminary nominees career trajectory.

WeWork Melbourne.

Learning to share: Introducing the new generation of co-working

Co-working seems to be the golden arrow for enterprises looking to improve productivity and collaboration. What makes it an effective and successful working model?

Indesign #76 out now: The Workplace Evolution issue

Introducing Indesign #76 – The Workplace Evolution issue

The ‘workplace revolution’ began in the late 20th century, except that from today’s perspective it looks more like an evolution than revolution. As the latest issue of Indesign magazine finds its way into your hot little hands, Paul McGillick shares highlights and reflections.

Jon Johanssen, photo by Charles Dennington.

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Jon Johannsen’s career has been about buildings and their context. He is led by the conviction that liveable communities are diverse in their demographic engagement. This is his story.

An Xbox shaped building: CSIRO Canberra by BVN

CSIRO’s Synergy building entices scientists out of their labs and into open, collaborative spaces. It was an ambitious proposition from the architects, BVN, but in making the hypothetical a reality the team has created a workplace that is nothing short of award-winning having taken out The Work Space category at the 2018 INDE.Awards.

Salamanca Building by fjmt

Ministry by design: fjmt’s Salamanca Building

When the politics of a project involve Parliament itself, the architectural facilitator must be expert in multi-party negotiation. fjmt brings the design conversation back to the land and its people with Salamanca Building at Parliament Square, Hobart.

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