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February 28, 2019

Clubs provide an important role for millions of Australians across a wide range of activities.  Whether you are a sporting or recreational club or a support club like an RSL or Men’s Shed, you exist to engage with the community, provide connectivity and space to bring...

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...

October 3, 2018

Growing family, changing dynamics, home office – whatever your reason for adding space to your home, planning and designing your changes before you plough straight into knocking down that wall, will allow you to deliver your project on time and hopefully within budget!


April 18, 2018

This is a topic of great depth, and could be debated for years at an educational level whilst studying a creative career stream.  So the following thoughts are but a mere scrape of the surface, but may assist potential clients who seek an Architect.

It is well known tha...