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Working from home – Literally
Working from home – Literally

This week Sue dials in with William Smart, the founder and creative director of SDS, Smart Design Studio. Photo by Ted O’Donnell BY  MAY 7TH, 2020 Having moved the studio of 40 to the new natural light filled premises in Alexandria just prior to COV-ID 19, William also moved his..

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Dialling In with Koos de Keijzer: The New Normal
Dialling In with Koos de Keijzer: The New Normal

This week Sue Davies dials in with Koos de Keijzer, founding Principal of DKO, to discuss how the dynamics of their workplace practices have changed. Photographer: James Braund Photography BY  APRIL 30TH, 2020 Continuing the conversation with the industry, this week I dialled in with the fabulous Koos de Keijzer..

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Dialling in with Matt Dalby of Buchan Group
Dialling in with Matt Dalby of Buchan Group

Sue Davies for IndesignLive recently sat down, or rather screen timed, with Principal of Interiors at Buchan, Mathew Dalby. Dalby is a seasoned global thinker with a focus on design. Not long into the conversation Mat termed a phrase “the conditions are always perfect; it is us who have to..

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Culture is Key
Culture is Key

Sue Davies breaks down PMDL success in adapting to COVID-19 and how their workplace culture is key. One practice with 3 studios operating across Australasia, PMDL have over 26 years of experience and accumulation of knowledge. That’s 26 years of developing a deep understanding their clients and end users needs..

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A Closeness In Distance
A Closeness In Distance

As March draws to a close and we begin a new month……….I talk with Simone Oliver, Principal and Sector Leader Interior Architecture at Architectus, about their transition to WFH and the future of their culture. With a workforce of 450 people across Australia Architectus is one of Australia’s largest Design..

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Future Makers
Future Makers

The Future is Now. As a brand based on how the workplace works seamlessly into people’s lives, the culture is a key component to the brand as a whole. Straight talking across the team, their leadership style is to really take on board each of the touch points in the..

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The Team that Collaborates Together, Stays Together
The Team that Collaborates Together, Stays Together

“COX is a design-focused contemporary architectural practice with studios located in every major Australian city and a history spanning 60 years. COX works within a collegiate framework allowing the best ideas to emerge – we are ‘by the many, for the many.’” This sentiment runs through each of COX’s studios,..

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KEZU – Flexibility, Empowerment, Connection
KEZU – Flexibility, Empowerment, Connection

In 1992 Kezu was founded, a beautiful product in a wonderful industry based around passion and design. When meeting with Mark and Caron it is obvious that these values are still the foundation of the showroom but what seems intrinsically more obvious is the values of the culture they have..

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The Art of Culture: Gensler
The Art of Culture: Gensler

The genesis of the Gensler studio started with two architects, a wife and a clear idea to build a small studio that focused on workplace interiors. No one had done this, it was fresh and new and to be honest probably a little scary at the time….. It was 1965..

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Who has been On the Move in 2019?
Who has been On the Move in 2019?

It’s the beginning of a new year and the beginning of new roles and opportunities across the architecture and design industry. Architectus Alan Duffy joins Architectus as a new education design principal. Alan is based in the practice’s Sydney studio and brings extensive experience in the education sector having worked on large..

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