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Singing up Country.

For traditional life here on this continent for the First People, all knowledge was sung. "How do you become part of the continuation of the longest living cultures in the world, how…

Light at the end of the tunnel

 "Is there a better online community right now?"   Parlour provides important infrastructure, resources and events for professionals in the built environment. Over the past decade its become the accessible home of gender…

Schools go ABW

Schools go ABW. No, really.   I'm heading to Melbourne for Transitions19 a research conference organised around this question: What is involved in making the journey from traditional to innovative learning environments? I'm wondering…

Priest hole

Award-winning Sydney coworking is a game changer for freelancers. The catch for everyone still working back at corporate HQ is that the private retreat typology won’t scale – you’ll have to jump ship.…

88 not out

What does a 68-year career look like? What does that sort of professional longevity mean for companies and cities? One of my standout books of 2016 was The 100-Year Life – the latest thinking…

New and Different

A primer on innovation for people with building projects. The conventional design process for a new building should establish a project vision and objectives as well as documenting the functional brief. When…

The Soft Build Back Story

 "There’s the soft build and the hard build.  You need to start acting as if you were already in the new building, long before you are in the new building" Professor Jim…

The Soft Build is a strategy consultancy that helps people use buildings as a scaffold for organisational change.

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