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Curtin Medical School named Western Australia’s best education building

Posted July 26, 2017 at 4:46 pm

The Curtin Medical School in Perth is setting a new benchmark for design of inspirational spaces for teachers and students. The project has been named the best education building in Western Australia at the Master Builders WA Excellence in Construction Awards and received a Commendation in the Educational Architecture Category at the 2017 AIA Western Australian Architecture Awards. Integrated design …

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Ecological restoration earns landscape architecture award

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The reconstructed Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary in Perth received the Award for Excellence in Land Management 2017 from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Western Australia Chapter. This is one of the largest wetland rehabilitation projects of its kind ever undertaken in Western Australia, made possible through multidisciplinary collaboration of landscape architects, engineers and ecologists from GHD and GHDWoodhead. Conceived …

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Why a Project Management Plan is the backbone of a successful transport hub

Posted June 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

When you consider the future of transport hubs, careful consideration goes into how to modernise and design them accordingly to meet the long-term business objectives around a future of smart stations and cities. Stations need to ensure they are fully integrated with onward travel modes to accommodate intermodal travel, information and ticketing technologies to support and enhance customer experience at …

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GHDWoodhead and Creative Spaces launch new brand in New Zealand

Posted April 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Australasia-based design company GHDWoodhead has adopted the GHDWoodhead creativespaces brand for its operations in New Zealand. The new brand follows the merger with Creative Spaces, a New Zealand architecture, interior design and fit-out company, on 1 December 2016. It reflects the experience of the combined team and its focus on creating design that is intelligent, responsive, technically elegant and efficient. …

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GHDWoodhead welcomes James Hadaway to lead transport facilities design

Posted March 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Integrated design practice GHDWoodhead has recruited James Hadaway, who brings more than 25 years of design, strategic planning and procurement experience on major infrastructure projects. As a Principal Architect and National Transport Facilities Lead, James will work with other GHDWoodhead Principals to further expand the practice’s role in the transport sector. Stations, terminals and airports are one of the core …

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GHDWoodhead designs landmark learning complex for Curtin University

Posted February 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Integrated design practice GHDWoodhead is the architect behind the new emblematic Curtin Medical School at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. GHDWoodhead provided a design that responds to the needs of the users and the local environment, in line with the vision of the Greater Curtin master plan initiative. The challenging and ambitious design of Curtin University’s new Medical School …

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GHDWoodhead zooms ahead in global rankings

Posted January 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

GHDWoodhead has reinforced its position as one of the world’s largest architecture practices, ranking as #3 among Australia-based practices and #71 globally on the highly regarded World Architecture Top 100 listing (up from #90 last year). Published annually by UK-based magazine Building Design, the list analyses multiple metrics, including design project revenue, and ranks architecture practices by number of employed …

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GHDWoodhead and Creative Spaces join forces to expand integrated design services in New Zealand

Posted December 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

GHDWoodhead has strengthened its integrated architecture and engineering (A+E) practice in Australasia, joining with Creative Spaces, a New Zealand architecture, interior design and fit-out company, from 1 December 2016. Creative Spaces comprises 27 architects, interior designers, fit-out managers and support staff, based in Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. Having created some of New Zealand’s most dynamic workplaces, the experience of the …

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GHDWoodhead reimagines retirement living

Posted July 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Integrated design practice GHDWoodhead is taking retirement and aged care design into a new direction with two recent projects recognised as finalists for the prestigious Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards. Working for Australian Unity Retirement Services, GHDWoodhead designed both developments to offer a home-like environment to residents, with minimal institutional feel. Craig Muir, GHDWoodhead’s Retirement and Aged …

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Flight simulator reaches new heights of architecture excellence

Posted May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm

GHDWoodhead has been recognised for architecture excellence for its work on a new Simulator Training Centre at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea. The project took out an award in the commercial architecture category at the Western Architecture Awards, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. The Simulator Training Centre provides a vital learning environment as part of …

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GHD Woodhead cultivates excellence in landscape architecture

Posted May 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

Our integrated practice, GHD Woodhead, is fostering excellence in landscape architecture through its sponsorship of Deakin University’s Landscape Architecture Award. Mark van den Enden, Managing Principal in Melbourne and Greg Cater, Principal Landscape Architect, presented the award to Jen Dearnaley for her project on the ethnobotany of the Woiwurrung Tribe in Victoria. The project examined traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultural …

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New rankings validate GHD Woodhead’s integrated design focus

Posted April 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

Integrated design company GHD Woodhead has been recognised among the leading practices shaping Western Australian cities and landscapes. In a listing of the state’s top companies published by WA Business News, GHD Woodhead has been ranked: #6 in landscape architecture #8 in interior design #9 in architecture #15 in town planning Ricardo Kiperman, GHD Woodhead Managing Principal in WA, says, …

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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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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 …