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GHD Woodhead boosts design capability in Perth

Posted January 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

GHD Woodhead welcomes Mark Popplewell as Design Director, based in Perth. Mark has almost 30 years’ experience in architecture. Based in Perth since 1997, Mark has designed and led a variety of projects across Western Australia for private and public sector clients. His recently completed projects include North One in Subiaco, winner of the 2015 UDIA Award for Medium Density …

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GHD Woodhead steps up in global rankings

Posted December 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

GHD Woodhead has been named one of the world’s largest architecture practices, ranking as #90 on the highly regarded World Architecture 100 listing. This is the first time that GHD Woodhead appears on the list, published annually by UK-based magazine Building Design. Architecture practices are ranked by number of employed registered architects. GHD Woodhead is one of only five Australian-based …

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Showcasing responsive design projects

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Integrated design practice GHD Woodhead continues shape cities with building design that is intelligent, responsive, technically elegant and efficient. The Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre in Melbourne combines childcare, health and parenting facilities in a safe and comfortable haven for learning. In response to the growing needs of the children and families in the surrounding community, the design features multi-use rooms …

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Clarence Reardon Centre is a leader in environmentally responsive architecture

Posted October 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

Leading multi-disciplinary design firm GHD Woodhead has recently completed a new carbon-neutral function centre and administrative headquarters for a major metropolitan cemeteries trust in Melbourne, Australia. Situated in the heart of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, the Clarence Reardon Centre was designed to sit in harmony with its lush botanical context. Click here to read a profile of the project in ArchDaily. …

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Foyer Oxford project wins building design award

Posted July 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm

GHD Woodhead in association with Chindarsi Architects received a Building Design and Conservation Award from the City of Vincent in Western Australia. The companies were recognised for their work on the Foyer Oxford in Leederville, which has been designed with long-term environmental and economic sustainability in mind, including features to reduce ongoing costs and maintenance. Based on similar Foyers overseas, …

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GHD Woodhead leader says architecture firms must broaden their offerings

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Integrated architecture and engineering companies are here to stay. Michael Hegarty, Managing Principal of GHD Woodhead’s Adelaide studio, says traditional architecture business models are facing competition from integrated multidisciplinary design practices that are better able to respond to client needs. “The GHD Woodhead national network of design-led studios and the range of skills and disciplines that we offer mean that …

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Building Information Modelling is more than a design tool

Posted April 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is more than a design tool. Andrew Bagnall, from GHD Woodhead, says the greatest benefits will come from sharing data throughout construction and maintenance. “What’s missing is a more well-defined procurement process, where clients are educated up front and want to use BIM, not just for architecture and design, but the concept, master plan, design and …

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GHD enhances services for health and aged care clients

Posted April 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has appointed Frank Riley as Principal Consultant – Property Advisory. Based in Brisbane, Frank will help broaden GHD’s service offerings in the aged care and health sectors. GHD provides an extensive range of technical services tailored for the needs of the health and aged care clients. Recent …

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GHD enhances market presence in property and buildings sector

Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has announced the appointment of Sheldon Krahe as Australian Market Leader – Property and Buildings. In this role, Sheldon will lead business development and grow GHD’s integrated design service offerings for clients. Sheldon comments, “I am excited to be part of the GHD team, which is known …


Development to set new benchmark for Adelaide, South Australia

Posted September 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

GHD Woodhead has been engaged to provide architecture and interior design services for the 203 North Terrace mixed use development in Adelaide, South Australia. The project has received development approval after a rigorous process of design review with the City Design Review Panel, Government Architect and Heritage SA. The 17 storey elegant, textured and contemporary tower will be constructed within …

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Woodhead team joins GHD

Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, GHD, has announced that a team from Woodhead is becoming part of GHD. Paul Morris, GHD’s Global Market Leader – Property & Buildings, says, “This follows over a decade of close collaboration between GHD and Woodhead, built on the common values of teamwork, respect and integrity. It strengthens our …

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2013 CCAA Public Domain Awards SA State Winner: Adelaide Airport Landside Infrastructure project

Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The GHD Woodhead designed Adelaide Airport Landside Infrastructure project, including expansive plaza and carpark, has been named the South Australian State winner for the Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia’s 2013 Public Domain Awards. The plaza is designed as a world class gateway to South Australia creating a vast, public, flexible plaza encircled by the structures necessary to support a busy …


Lead designer for winning consortium to design underground Perth CBD bus station

Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

GHD Woodhead is delighted to be a part of the City Busport Alliance team, a consortium comprising Brookfield Multiplex and BG&E, which has won a tender to build a new underground bus station in Perth in partnership with the Public Transport Authority. The new bus station is a pivotal component of the Perth City Link project which will transform the …

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Josephine Sailor Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Service facility opens in Townsville

Posted September 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

The GHD Woodhead designed Josephine Sailor Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Service was opened on Thursday 5 September 2013 by Queensland Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg. Local Aboriginal leader and facility namesake, Josephine Sailor, who has spent more than 40 years working with women and children to improve mental health within the North Queensland indigenous community, joined the Minister for the …

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Opening of Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre, St Kilda

Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The City of Port Philip council commissioned GHD Woodhead to design the new integrated childcare and community hub to service the growing needs of the children and families in the surrounding community. The existing childcare centre was demolished and the site revitalised to provide more effective links with adjacent community facilities, increase the community facilities on site and increase the …

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CSIRO Pawsey Supercomputer Centre installation underway

Posted July 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

What do radio astronomers, nanotechnologists, geoscientists and high energy physicists all have in common? They are all eagerly awaiting the installation of the first stage of the petascale supercomputing facility at the newly constructed Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Sited amidst the CSIRO campus at Kensington in Western Australia, the GHD Woodhead designed Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, project managed by Thinc, is set …


Flinders Medical Centre New South Wing project ‘highly commended’

Posted July 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

The GHD Woodhead designed Flinders Medical Centre New South Wing has been awarded the Design and Health International Academy Awards 2013 – International Sustainable Design, Highly Commended at the recent World Congress Gala Dinner. Sponsored by Arup, the International Sustainable Design is awarded for a completed healthcare project where issues of sustainability are achieved at a level conspicuously above the …


GHD Woodhead wins Francis Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture – Creative Adaptation

Posted June 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

GHD Woodhead, in association with Graham Brooks and Associates, won the prestigious Francis Greenway Award – Creative Adaptation of Heritage projects for the Gowings and State Theatre restoration project. Sydney’s first new five star CBD hotel in more than a decade is the result of the complex conservation, refurbishment and adaptive reuse of the upper levels of the iconic and …