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(L-R_ South Melbourne Primary School, a pioneer of the "vertical education" typology. R: Fiona Young.

5 Mins With… Fiona Young, Hayball

Architect, learning environments researcher, Phd candidate, master planner and former Chair of the NSW Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments – Hayball Studio Director Fiona Young is a tour de force in the Asia Pac design community. Here’s why…

(L) Scott Compton. (R) Award-winning TVNZ Head Quarters in Auckland, by Warren and Mahoney.

5 Mins With… Scott Compton, Warren And Mahoney

Using references from the much-lauded film The Usual Suspects and award-winning TV series Mad Men to unpack this subject for his readers, Scott argues that the best lead designers are those who can use an ‘invisible hand’ to guide their teams. We spoke to Scott about his thoughts on the design process and the importance of the ‘invisible hand’.


5 Mins With Richard Munao On Driving The NAWIC Diversity Agenda

Furniture design curator Richard Munao has spent two decades importing design classics from around the world. But this design doyen has also spent the last decade champion an equally important passion: diversity.

(L-R) Ian Rae, Managing Director – Pacific Region Project Management; Researcher Natalie Galea and NAWIC Awards host Jamie Durie.

The Flow-On Benefits Of The Flexible Workplace With Natalie Galea

Building more flexible workplaces won’t just attract more women into construction, says researcher Natalie Galea. It will also help men to strip away the “straitjacket of masculinity” that is undermining the mental health and relationships of workers across the industry.


SID17: What Went Down At The Venue?

Global design fairs usually occupy dull exhibition halls, where besuited visitors trudge down rows of same-same stands. SO. BORING. This is why every year at Sydney Indesign, we turned things up a notch at The Venue: one location with one enormous lineup! And it was truly stellar…


SID17: Did You Make it To B2 District? …Cos It Was Amazing

At Sydney Indesign’s B2 District, we put a spotlight on our industry’s local heritage – its people, its achievements, and its brands. B2 was all about fostering a culture of appreciation for the unflagging passion that underlies the Australian architecture and design industry… And this year’s exhibitors totally nailed it! See why…

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