Urban Industry

Martin Brothers sees the rooftop amenities area take precedence across Brisbane

Brisbane-based landscape contractor Martin Brothers is shining a light upon the increased utilisation of rooftop spaces across a host of Brisbane-based apartment projects. So much so, in release penned by the landscape construction and maintenance firm, they posed the question; is rooftop amenity the new standard inclusion for residential development? The fortitude Valley-based builder has extensive experience in a range of high density and...

Beller's Luke Spence provides an update on the Melbourne rental market

Beller's Head of Business Development and Leasing, Luke Spence recently provided Urban.com.au with an insight into Melbourne's rental market, which shows no signs of cooling down, despite the winter months. He discusses the impact of population growth on low residential vacancy rates in Melbourne, in addition to which suburbs are the most popular for particular buyers. Spence is an experienced young real estate agent who has recently been...

Technē's Steve McKeag discusses the importance of mentoring within architectural practice

In a departure from architecture’s traditional hierarchies, the benefits of adopting a more collaborative approach to design within practices is becoming increasingly apparent. A key part of this is mentoring which is critical to ensuring this new culture becomes a reality within architectural practice, according to Technē Architecture and Interior Design director Steve McKeag. McKeag highlights the culture at Technē, where team leaders will...

Taking an active approach to strata services

The ever-growing strata services industry - which continues to experience an upsurge in demand as Australians become increasingly drawn to inner-city living - is providing consumers with greater choice. With this growth comes greater client expectation of a more enhanced professional service, with recent statistics highlighting a quarter of Victorians now own or occupy a unit in an owners corporation (OC). As clients expect to receive a greater...

Elwood Park represents Dynamic Property Group's successful entry into development

Dynamic Property Group's move into the Melbourne development scene has been underlined with the success of their maiden project. Elwood Park is the first physical manifestation of the business created during 2016 by Sonya Miller and Olivia Christie. The $25 million Elwood project was launched to Market during March and immediately found traction with buyers. DKO Architecture and Mim Design were enlisted to bring the project to fruition,...

Taylors looks to AR to create the Urban Reality

The advent and continued adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) as a key design tool has made it easy for almost anyone to place virtual content in the real world. This uptake has opened whole new markets for innovative software products across a range of industries with urban design and geospatial specialists, Taylors developing software to address the complexities of design and planning in the built environment. Although there are many...

Occupying the premium space: profiling Lowe Group now and into the future

Urban recently spoke with Tim Lowe, founder and Managing Director of privately-owned property development and construction firm Lowe Group. Active across Melbourne's bayside suburbs since 2015, Lowe Group has forged a reputation for unique small-scale projects. With expansion plans afoot, Urban posed a number of questions to Tim in order to understand what has underpinned Lowe Group's success to date and in what direction he intends to guide the...

Spotlight on Warren and Mahoney with Nick Deans

Today Urban Melbourne turns the spotlight on Warren and Mahoney, an international architectural design practice based in Australia and New Zealand. With a 65-year history and a 300-strong team of outstanding talent, they’ve been recognised with more than 300 awards for work ranging from commercial developments to landmark public buildings. The design-led practice offers core services including architecture, interior design and workplace design...

Technē's Steve McKeag discusses his appointment as Director (and his favourite pubs)

Technē Architecture and Interior Design's move into larger premises on Rathdowne Street in Carlton has also coincided with the appointment of a new director to assist managing the office's growth. Steve McKeag joins founders Justin Northrop and Nick Travers, as the third director at the tightly knit studio, whose name and philosophy means ‘to make, poetically’. McKeag’s promotion from senior associate reflects strong growth at Technē, which has...

Aurecon acquires Studio Magnified as it looks to expand its digital design capabilities

Global engineering consultancy Aurecon has signalled its intentions to expand its digital design capabilities by acquiring leading digital agency, Studio Magnified (formerly Squint Opera Australia). Studio Magnified’s team of 25 designers and creative strategists renowned for their work in infrastructure and the built environment have joined Aurecon effective 1 March 2018. Studio Magnified's approach to finding the ‘why’ at the heart of each...

Pages