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    2016: It's a Wrap

    At dwp|suters, we are in the business of shaping futures for sustainable communities through collaboration, innovation and design.

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    PIF: Building Houses for Homeless Youth

    ‘Every night across Australia 44,000 young people are homeless.’

    It’s a staggering statistic, and one that the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) is working hard to change through their annual National Hard Hat Campaign, now in its 20th year. 

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    Sleeping Rough for Homelessness

    On Thursday 24 November, members from our Sydney Studio spent a night sleeping rough for the Property Industry Foundations (PIF) Street Sleep initiative, held in St Leonards Park in Sydney’s north.

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    Five Levels of Breakout, Collaborative & Teaching Spaces

    Australian National University Building 145, Canberra 

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    Carnes Hill Precinct Shaping Community

    We’re delighted to share the latest images of the Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct. It’s been a mere seven weeks since the $35 million precinct’s grand opening but it’s already receiving rave reviews from the community and council alike. 

    2016: It’s a Wrap. As we reach the close of this extraordinary year, dwp|suters wishes you peace, joy & prosperity.… https://t.co/rf2YkTHG6G
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    Outdoor Space in Mental Health Design

    On a constrained site in a location that was once gritty light industrial, but now gentrified, dwp|suters has redesigned a mental health facility that increases bed numbers by 25%, offers enhanced respite areas for patients, staff and visitors, and saves the client $2.2 million. 

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    18 Honeysuckle Drive Nearing Completion

    October 2016: Construction on Doma Group’s new mixed use development 18 Honeysuckle Drive is progressing well with both the residential and commercial towers being topped out in August and construction of the curtain wall and external brickwork to be completed soon.

     

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    GCPH: The Jewel in Healthscope's Crown

    Opening in March 2016, Healthscope’s $230 million Gold Coast Private Hospital (GCPH) is one of Australia’s largest private hospitals boasting 284 beds and 13 operating theatres.

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    Big Retail Transforming Asian Cities

    Retail centres in Asian cities are driving significant urban change as the heat and humidity send both locals and tourists flocking to large retail centres to socialize, eat and shop in air conditioned comfort.

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    AIA Awards Wins 2016

    Continuing the winning theme, we were delighted the Charles Darwin Centre in Darwin earned a Commercial Architecture Award at the AIA Awards (NT Chapter) in early July 2016. 

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    WAIS Winning Architecture Prepares for Rio 2016

    The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) High Performance Service Centre received a Public Architecture Award at the AIA Awards (WA Chapter) in a ceremony held in early July 2016. 

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    Modular Billabong Concept Wins Living Building Challenge

    dwp|suters’ billabong concept ‘The Difference is Living’ won the coveted first prize in the Brickworks Living Building Challenge 2016, at an awards ceremony held on 16 June at Melbourne University’s School of Design. 

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    Shaping Workplaces of the Future

    Is interruption the enemy of deep creative thinking? Are you unlikely to have your best ideas at work? dwp|suters’ CEO Leone Lorrimer posed these questions at the Chief Executive Women’s (CEW) discussion on workplaces held on 18 July 2016.  

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    dwp|suters Supporting Homeless Youth Through PIF

    dwp|suters is in the business of shaping futures for innovative and sustainable communities.  Sustainability in communities means every individual is included and has an opportunity to fulfil their personal potential.  With this in mind dwp|suters has decided to become a Property Industry Foundation (PIF) Corporate Donor. 

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    Kelaston Gallery

    We’re delighted to share these new pictures of the recently opened Kelaston Aged Care in Wendouree Victoria, marking the completion of a three year vision which provides much needed additional residential aged care accommodation to the local community.

    Community is at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind our 2016 Christmas message supports PIF Wrap Night… https://t.co/NVzq2PaScz
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    The Future of BIM

    dwp|suters’ National BIM Manager Mark Abrahams and our National Sustainability Leader Rory Martin recently presented at the Australian 2016 Revit Technology Conference (RTC) held in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley in May.

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    dwp|suters Commended at QLD AIA Awards

    On Friday 27 May 2016 dwp|suters was honoured in the AIA Queensland awards with a Commendation in the Interior Architecture category for Queensland University of Technology’s Q Block Redevelopment; a multidisciplinary ‘Superlab’ combining world class lab technology and dynamic teaching spaces.

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    5 Star Fitout for Gold Coast's New $230M Hospital

    On Monday 4 April 2016, the new $230 million Gold Coast Private Hospital (GCPH) was officially opened by the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport. 

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    Flexible Care with the Comforts of Home

    dwp|suters’ design of Bupa’s aged care home in leafy Templestowe in Melbourne easily adapts to the changing care requirements of residents, whilst providing the comforts and feel of home.

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    dwp|suters' Newcastle Studio Celebrates 'futures'

    On Wednesday March 16 2016, dwp|suters' Newcastle Studio invited clients and colleagues to attend a sunset cocktail party at historic Fort Scratchley.

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    Leone Lorrimer Shines as Indesign Luminary

    In recognition of her contribution to Australian architecture, dwp|suters’ CEO Leone Lorrimer has been named Indesign Luminary. 

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    dwp|suters Increases Key Portfolio Capabilities

    dwp|suters is expanding its education and seniors living expertise with the appointment of four new team members in our Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne studios.

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    Blundstone Arena Sets Record Cricket Attendance

    The completion of the new $30 million Blundstone Arena upgrade brought a sellout crowd to Hobart for the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Perth Scorchers in early January.

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    The Secret to Ed Clode's Success

    ‘Ed Clode has a reputation for tenacity and an uncompromising pursuit for quality architecture. He has contributed to the integrity of the public and private life of our city and beyond.’ 

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    Long Pocket Hub Makes Connections

    The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR) new home at Long Pocket is a collaborative research hub housed in a refurbished building that breathes fresh life into a former government building. 

    Catch up on the progress at Healthscope’s Brisbane Private Hospital. Big exciting changes are underway at BPH: https://t.co/iiu47MpPzy
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    Sustainability in Health for Echuca

    October 2015: The Echuca Regional Health (ERH) Hospital redevelopment is now complete. 

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    Darwin's New Waterfront Pearl

    September 2015: Paspaley’s new Darwin headquarters, the highly anticipated 20 storey Charles Darwin Centre, is open for business. 

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    Will Your Next Office Be a Cafe?

    ‘In the future our cities, not just the buildings, will need to be considered as a workplace.’ 

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    Brisbane 30 | 30 Celebration

    On Thursday September 3 2015, dwp|suters' Brisbane Studio celebrated 30 years of continuous practice in Brisbane. 

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    dwp|suters at Sydney Indesign WorkLife

    Has ABW succeeded in addressing the needs of modern companies and workers? To what extent should employers manipulate employees’ activity habits to encourage better health?

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    The Future of Hotel Living at Design Inn

    dwp’s Hospitality Portfolio Director, Carol Finnie, will present future design trends at Sydney’s 4th Annual Design Inn Symposium on 28 October 2015.

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    World's Best Projects at PCA

    dwp|suters’ CEO Leone Lorrimer will travel to the Gold Coast to moderate the ‘World’s Best Projects’ panel discussion at the Property Congress on 18-20 October 2015.

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    Revit Up: Australasian Revit Technology Conference

    dwp|suters National BIM Leader, Mark Abrahams and our National Sustainability Leader Rory Martin, attended the 2015 Revit Technology Conference (RTC) held on the Gold Coast in May.

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    Design Innovation Fostering Future Champions

    The new Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Centre building is designed to support the organisation in achieving its vision: ‘To Produce Champions’.

     

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    dwp|suters welcomes Georgie Kearney

    dwp|suters is expanding its design capability with the appointment of architect Georgie Kearney, based in our Melbourne studio.

    Breaking ground on this major ANU development with our JV partner ClarkeKeller & Contractor Hindmarsh Construction. https://t.co/iiu47M8eaY
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    Sustainability Symposium: The Trends Shaping Our Cities

    What are the trends shaping our cities? What are the incentives for behaviour change? These were the big questions tackled this April at the second S3 Singapore Sustainability Symposium. 

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    Careers Taking Shape

    At dwp|suters we’re keen to recognise talent and give our people the opportunity to grow their careers and broaden the scope of their experience and responsibilities. 

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    New and Emerging Learning Environments

    In March expert practitioners and knowledge leaders came together to discuss ‘New and Emerging Learning Environments’ as part of the City of Melbourne’s, Melbourne Conversations series. 

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    Hilary Spiers Joins dwp|suters’ Board of Directors

    Hilary Spiers, dwp|suters Principal, has recently been appointed to the practice’s Board of Directors. The Board welcomes Hilary’s business acumen and leadership. Her strong managerial skills and architectural skills will be vital to the practice’s success. 

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    Western Australian Institute of Sport Goes for Gold

    West Australia’s newest world class sport facility, the Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Centre (WAIS) in Mount Claremont is set to open this April.

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    NSW Architecture Awards Jury

    The NSW Architecture Awards committee announced the jurors of the 2015 awards, with dwp|suters CEO, Leone Lorrimer appointed as chair of the Commercial and Interior Architecture Jury.  

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    New Senior Associates & Associates Appointed

    dwp|suters’ Newcastle studio has promoted five team members to strategically shape our next generation of leaders. Managing Principal David Rose said the appointments strengthen dwp|suters’ existing team and enable our practice to provide clients with an unprecedented combination of professional knowledge and innovative design solutions.

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    Sport + Leisure Trends

    Mike McGrath, dwpsuters Sport + Leisure Leader reports on his recent tour of health clubs and leisure facilities in Austria and Italy where he experienced firsthand the leisure trends towards higher levels of amenity and a greater emphasis on patron experience.

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    One to watch in 2015

    dwp|suters, was recently ranked 117, on the World Architecture’s Top 100 Architecture Firms of 2015 list and made the Ones to watch list. 

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    Surf Coast Awarded for Educational Facility Excellence

    Surf Coast Secondary College received a commendation award at the CEFPI Victorian Chapter Educational Facilities Awards held on Friday 21 November at the University of Melbourne’s new academic building, the Melbourne School of Design. 

    A great night at UNSW Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition. @dwpsuters is proud to be a sponsor. More here: https://t.co/fCUNJUVxx4
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    Architectural Graduate Honored

    Congratulations Sacha!

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    Workplace Gender Equality

    dwp|suters has a long standing commitment to pay equity as part of our broader gender diversity strategy.

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    Reimagining the Sydney Skyline

    The latest figures released by the Department of Planning and Environment show a further two million people will be added to the New South Wales population by 2031. In the next 50 years Sydney will need to plan for a doubling of the number of homes in a mixture of apartments and houses. All Australia’s capital cities face similar challenges.

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    At Your Service

    What patients expect from their healthcare experience has changed over the past ten years.  No longer will a clinical, white, unconnected monolith style hospital do.  The trend towards hospitality design in health environments results from patients’ expectation of a higher level of comfort akin to a luxurious five star hotel. 

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    A Vertical Approach

    dwp|suters Seniors Living Leader, Scott Francis gives an architect’s perspective on integrated vertical villages for seniors living and outlines the advantages. 

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    'The Hills' Shortlisted in IDEA Awards 2014

    The Hills Shire Council Relocation project has made the shortlist for the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) - Workplace Over 1000sqm category.

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    Healthscope Hospitals in Gold Coast & Canberra Under Construction

    Healthscope’s return to public ownership in a $3.6 billion float coincides with significant milestones in two dwp|suters designed Healthscope hospital projects. During the IPO campaign Healthscope confirmed its focus on the expansion of its ‘tier-one’ hospitals. 

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    Adding Value with BIM

    The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasing across the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sector which has allowed us to collaborate more frequently with design consultants. Each of these experiences has allowed us to refine our workflows and be confident in our BIM delivery process.

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    Unblocking the Pipeline

    How do we identify, develop and retain future female leaders? The topic of equity and diversity in the property industry was explored at the recent Property Council of Australia Hunter Networking Forum in Newcastle. 

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    dwp|suters recieves BIM Presentation Award

    dwp|suters was awarded runner up in the Presentation Category at the 2014 Australasian Revit Technology Conference held in Melbourne recently.

     

    The roof is on at the new $150 million Palmerston Hospital and work starts on the internal fitout in the New Year. https://t.co/6iiKGiz5E8
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    How Space Drives Connectedness and Innovation

    Workplaces are either barriers or catalysts for collaboration and forming networks. By looking at the physical space between people and the location and composition of teams, organistations can create competitive advantage through innovation and speed to market.

     

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    Celebrating One Year as dwp|suters
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    What is Australia's Place in the World of Design?

    Recently returned from a visit to Copenhagen, Qatar and the UAE Leone Lorrimer reports on her travels and considers Australia’s place in the world of design. 

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    Brian Suters' Legacy

    'For anyone who becomes an architect, it's about remaining committed and not losing the passion. You've got to have a passion for architecture. It's a wonderful and rewarding profession.' 

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    PROFILE: Scott Whittaker

    dwp|suters Lifestyle Portfolio is all about living life to the full. Scott Whittaker, group executive director of dwp leads dwp|suters Lifestyle Portfolio.

    Scott provides an insight into his experience and vision for the portfolio.

     

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    Barbara Meister Joins dwp|suters Board

    dwp|suters welcomes Barbara Meister, a corporate leader and visionary with over 15 years senior executive experience nationally and internationally, to the Board of Directors. 

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    2014 NSW Architecture Awards

    The NSW Architecture Awards committee announces the jurors of the 2014 awards and appoints dwp|suters Steve Pearse as chair of the Commercial and Interiors Jury.

     

    Steve Pearse leads dwp|suters workplace projects nationally. His work in commercial and workplace design has resulted in many design competitions wins and awards.

     

    13 named awards and seven prizes will be awarded at the 2014 NSW Architecture Awards on Thursday 26 June 2014. 

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    CEFPI Award Win

    Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre wins CEFPI Innovative Education Initiative and Design Solution Award. 

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    The Future of The Workplace

    dwp|suters CEO, Leone Lorrimer recently joined Paul McGillick, James Calder and Simon Pole at the Sydney Indesign WorkLife seminar series – ‘The Future of The Workspace’ –  to discuss the new National Australia Bank (NAB) Headquarters at 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 

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    UrbanAU II in Berlin Street/Art/Architecture

    Russell Isaac Cole, an architect who works at dwp|suters, recently returned from a month in Berlin creating and exhibiting, a process based project, workshop and presentation, titled Urban AU II Street/Art/Architecture.

    The Junction Public School Newcastle has new adaptable learning spaces to maximise flexibility. Read more https://t.co/fCUNJUVxx4
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    dwp|suters wins BIM Integration Award

    dwp|suters took out first prize in the Integration Category at the 2013 Australasian Revit Technology Conference held in Auckland recently.

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    Our Melbourne Studio is moving up

    From November 2013 you'll find dwp|suters Melbourne studio on level 7. 

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    Australian Timber Design Award Win

    Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre (M&ICC) received the coveted People’s Choice Award and Nick Cini was named the industry’s Rising Star at the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards held in Melbourne on Thursday 19 September. 

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    2013 AustralianTimber Design Awards

    Designed entirely of timber, the Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre's outstanding timber design was recognised at the recent Australian Timber Design Awards held in Melbourne.

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    TAASA Review

    Leone Lorrimer's article, 'Museums in the Gulf States - External Image or Internal Identity?', was recently published in the journal of the The Asian Art Society of Australia (TAASA Review).

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    Transforming the Workplace Environment

    At the recent Transforming the Workplace Environment conference held in Melbourne dwp|suters CEO, Leone Lorrimer presented research that shows how leading edge companies are responding to global competition through transforming their business processes and workplace. 

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    Bentleigh Secondary College wins Sustainable Cities Award

    After being named the Most Sustainable School at the International Green Awards in 2012, the accolades just keep coming for Bentleigh Secondary College.

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    Bradley Schott appointed as Senior Interior Designer

    dwp|suters is expanding its interiors capability with the appointment of Bradley Schott to the position of Senior Interior Designer, based in the practice’s Sydney studio.

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    Providing temporary public open space...one parking spot at a time

    dwp|suters Sydney Studio partnered with Arcadia Landscape Architects, Altis Architecture and Crawford Architects to contribute creatively to Sydney PARK(ing) Day 2013. 

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    Wellness by Design
    Congratulations to YMCA South Australia on being appointed to manage the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre, opening March 2017 https://t.co/fCUNJUVxx4
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    Community Futures

    A new research report published by dwp|suters outlines an overarching value proposition that will inform Australia's planning principles to help deliver the benefits of social cohesion and economic gain to Australian communities. 

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