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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...

Conference Director Pia Argiratos talks DesignBUILD 2018

DesignBUILD - the construction industry's only dedicated trade show conference - will for 2018 have a strong focus on product compliance and conformity that has been driven by the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London last year and also the 2014 Lacrosse building fire in Melbourne. Bringing together Australia’s leading architects, building professionals, contractors and design community together with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers,...

On site with Wulff Projects (Part 01) : Newry Street Richmond

Urban Melbourne was recently fortunate enough to go onsite at a number of Wulff Project developments currently under construction. One such project is a townhouse development previously covered on Urban Melbourne called Newry Street. Located on the corner of Newry and Canterbury Streets, in Richmond, the project is progressing well with an expected completion date of around mid-year. Making its mark on Newry Street The boutique development...

Beller Group's New Commercial Director Jeremy Gruzewski on 2018's commercial prospects

Real Estate Agency Beller recently appointed Jeremy Gruzewski as a Director, bringing with him 11 years of experience and knowledge as National Director Metro Market Auction and Investment Services at the highly respected Colliers International. Now part of the Beller Commercial team, Gruzewski sees market opportunity for developers who are now looking at commercial office developments due to the cooling of the inner-city residential market...


Development & Planning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 00:00
Docklands may well stand to gain its most daring residential and commercial developments near simultaneously, as separate developers press ahead with their respective projects. At NewQuay, MAB Corporation has officially ramped up the profile of its latest tower to grace the precinct.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00
Works on the new purpose-built Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) headquarters were completed late last year. Now occupied, the 10-storey mixed-use complex at 535 Elizabeth Street was built by Multiplex and accommodates the organisation’s 165 staff within the 16,820 square metre building.

Sustainability & Environment