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April 8, 2019

Remember when only the naughty kids were the ones that hung out around the amenities block? Or was that the cool kids?  Either way, the amenities block was always out of the way, stand alone and just seemed to have been plonked on the edge of the field or at the back o...

March 27, 2019

CDA has moved! After 20 + years of working from our cozy home office environment it was time to broaden our horizons and move into a bigger space! Over the last few years, CDA has continued to grow, adapt and move in a new direction, with 2019 shaping up with even more...

January 9, 2019

Continuing with the theme of building and designing sports, recreational and community facilities, this week’s blog is all about first impressions and the importance of welcoming your members.  I don’t mean by having the nicest doorperson or super chirpy receptionist –...

December 4, 2018

In a previous blog I mentioned the need to design not only to a client’s brief, but also take into consideration location and environment. Before meeting with CDA, there are a few things to consider when putting together your ideas.  Some may sound like common sense, b...

November 21, 2018

As Architects, not only do we focus on the client’s design brief but it is a belief that we also must consider both the broader and local regions and communities we are designing for.  For example – living in Queensland affords the need for high ceilings, great ventila...

November 6, 2018

Our Architectural studio has recently seen an increased inquiry from property owners about show cause notices, usually this is accompanied by a sense of panic and concern. 

In simple terms, show cause or a non-compliance notice is a formal notification from your local C...

October 22, 2018

In recent years there has been an influx of collective work hubs.  From the humble converted Queenslander, formal traditional office spaces and boardrooms, through to the grand open spaces of an old warehouse.  Collective work environments offer an opportunity for like...