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Awards entry deadline extended to June 30

Awards entry deadline extended to June 30

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Small Project Big Difference - SPINIFEX

Spinifex is a brilliant example of urban living where constraint breeds creativity, and every square metre is a celebration of smart design.


Designing a sustainable circular economy. The r-ladder to circular build

The idea of circular building and construction complements an increasing focus on sustainability considerations that have long been part of building design discourse and outcomes.

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Report and Consent

In the current landscape, small planning consultancies like ours are increasingly being asked to prepare ‘Report and Consent’ submissions.

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Tour de excellence. Ferrars & York impresses from top to bottom

Highlights from the Ferrars & York tour, a fabulous event proudly hosted by Design Matters National recently. This tour provided an in-depth look at the award-winning multi-residential project designed by HIP V. HYPE in collaboration with Six Degrees

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Elevating Every Designer: How DMN's 2024 Building Design Awards are Shaping an Inclusive Industry

The Design Matters National Building Design Awards are taking bold strides in 2024 to redefine the landscape of building design accolades.


DMN CEO attends Future of Construction summit in Brisbane

Strategic approaches and solutions to drive growth and innovation are the themes of the annual Future of Construction Summit (FCON24) being held in Brisbane this week where Design Matters National’s CEO, Danielle Johnston, will have her radar on.


DMN and BDQ Forge New Paths with Reciprocal Membership Benefits

In a milestone collaboration between the two leading organisations representing Building Designers in Australia, Building Design Queensland (BDQ) and Design Matters National (DMN) have inked a memorandum of understanding.

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Embracing Community Involvement in the 2024 Building Design Awards

This year, Design Matters National is embracing a significant transformation in our judging process for the 2024 Building Design Awards, which marks a pioneering shift towards greater inclusivity and community engagement.


A Design Practitioner's List of Planning Concerns

A Design Practitioner’s List of Planning Concerns Compiled by Design Matters National members: Ashley Thompson, Clause1; Andrew Ferris, Andrew Ferris Building Design; and Peter Lombo, Archsign

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