• News3a.jpg

    Cloud Gate installation

    The Thomas Street Cloud Gate – a collaboration with artist Lindy Lee, and Jane Irwin Landscape Architects is being installed just in time for Lunar New Year Celebrations in Thomas and Hay Street. The discs have been lifted into place – and we are very excited to finally see the play of light reflecting through the punched openings in the suspended discs. This is the final piece of the Thomas and Hay Street works

  • News2.jpg


    Recent works in Canberra with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture are the subject of a recent post on Foreground You can see more about our recent Canberra projects including Constitution Avenue ,Linking Canberra to the Lake and Campbell Section 5 on our website.

  • .jpg

    Donald K Turner Address

    On 12th September, Philip delivered the Donald K Turner Address at the University of NSW. The lecture was titled ‘Architectural Culture: From Site to Society’ and looked at a range of projects through the lens of architectural culture – retracing our steps from built project to inception to locate each within our understanding of its broader architectural lineage. The address can be viewed, courtesy of the University of NSW, here

  • CUR1.jpg

    Canberra Medallion

    We are delighted to announce that Constitution Avenue has been awarded the John Overall Prize for Urban Design and the Canberra Medallion at the recent ACT Institute of Architects Awards. The project was a collaboration involving the National Capital Authority, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM. The jury citation notes that, ‘ the character of the avenue is responsive to its location and varies in scale from civic to boulevard, bushland to ceremonial effortlessly.’ It describes the project an exemplar of how to plan, design and deliver public domain works.

  • NEV0.jpg

    Narara Eco Village Update

    Congratulations to the Narara Ecovillage, who four and a half years after making an offer for the land:

    • Are now 2/3 of the way through the civil works for stage 1
    • Were recently awarded an ARENA grant of nearly $1m toward a ‘smart grid’ for their electric network
    • Have membership now, of over 80 families and 160 adults and children

    See latest photographs of the civil works here.

  • V1.jpg

    Verve Apartments, Newcastle

    Our major new twin apartment tower scheme, designed in association with CKDS Architects, for Windham King has just been lodged in Newcastle. Look for details on our website shortly.

13 hours ago

Great geometries, materials and spaces in the tunnels behind the gun emplacements at Middle Head. #sydneyharbour #sydneyharbourdefences #gunemplacement #tunnels #fortification #sydneyharbourfederationtrust #middlehead #bedrock #sydneysandstone #zenitallight #defensearchitecture #sydneyarchitecture

24 hours ago

Circular forms; gun emplacements @georgesheights #militaryinfrastructure #defence #gunimplacement #sydneyharbour #sydneyharbourdefences#bedrock #concrete #cannon

2 days ago

Lennox Bridge Interpretation Plan by @thylacinedesign, installed and opened today! Complex history of the bridge outlined in the northern portal-frankly records the robust disagreements regarding having riverside public access via portals, from 1835 to present! Design @hillthalisaup with #design5architects, portals built by #abergeldie for @cityofparramatta #lennoxbridge #lennoxbridgeportals #davidlennox #parramatta #parramattariver #churchstreetparramatta #emfarrelly #lawrenceneild #architecture #architecturaldebate #bridge #sandstonebridge #archbridge #dharug #publicsydney #publicparramatta

3 days ago

Sydney’s most beautiful toilet block with its own courtyard and central tree, by #richardleplastrier for @sydneyharbourfederationtrust. But never realised from others’ photos that it was set out square in a run of other (ordinary) buildings! #publictoilets #georgesheights #sydneyarchitecture #rickleplastrier #publicbathroom #publicbuilding #publicsydney

3 days ago

More of our cultural heritage being flogged off in Real Estate pages; High St Millers Pt was built as exemplary key workers housing 1906-17 by #sydneyharbourtrust. Maintained by a century of NSW Govts until now, but tenants all evicted and (like #Sirius) being shamefully sold off by @GladysB-rolling in Stamp Duty bonanza, yet affordability crisis #highstreetmillerspoint #hdwalsh #publichousing #urbanhousing #watersideworkershousing #millerspoint #saveoursirius #publicsydney #privatisedsydney

4 days ago

West Basin waterfront @canberra. Future stages of 55m wide waterfront promenade, with alternating triangular concrete civic buildings and rectangular steel commercial buildings framing a variety of paved and landscapes spaces around #westbasin. Design @hillthalisaup with @janeirwin_landscape @arupaustralasia for then ACT LDA & NCA. Team @benjidriver and @lilcrane #publicspace #publicworks #waterfrontpromenade #griffinlegacy #lakeburleygriffin #burleygriffin #architecture #canberra #canberraarchitecture #urbanspace