Collaboration lies at the core of our culture and design process, serving the interests of our clients. It is a process that draws out knowledges and advanced skills from diverse disciplines to achieve innovative, enduring and integrated designs.
We respectfully engage with the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We integrate First Nations advice and design thinking in our project teams. We also ensure the views of approval authorities and the local community are thoroughly considered in the design process we lead.
We don’t impose abstract architectural ideas or apply archetypes to deliver preconceived design solutions. Instead, we hear the ambitions of our clients and key stakeholders, integrate technical, and design contributions from specialists as well as fabrication methodologies from the construction team to deliver optimal, robust, and appropriate design propositions.
Our designers work as a team across diverse project types to ensure knowledge and skills evolve and develop. We observe that sharing different ways of thinking about design encourages unexpected lines of enquiry and often delivers ground-breaking solutions. Recent examples of our work that provide evidence of the benefits of a collaborative design culture include International House and Daramu House, Dangrove, and Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, and 6 Hassall Street.