5 Ways Architects Help Their Clients Innovate

5 Ways Architects Help Their Clients Innovate

Architects, like us at DS,  that want to help you innovate understand our role is not that of being the innovator alone. It is working with you to create an environment that encourages and supports innovation from everyone. We do our part by: 1. Challenging We challenge you to consider options and keep an open […]

One way to ask for something – and get it. The Exercise and Sports Science Teaching Building at Deakin University.

One way to ask for something – and get it. The Exercise and Sports Science Teaching Building at Deakin University.

At the opening of the Exercise and Sports Science Teaching Building Professor David Crawford told a story, along these lines, of how the idea for the building was raised. In 2016 we got a call from the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) telling us our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences programme had been […]

Change is hard

Change is hard

by Carlee Smith Some of the changes we need to make to create a positive impact are often highlighted. These include reducing waste, reusing materials, recycling consumables. At the beginning of my architectural education I learnt that the building industry contributes to nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, but it was attending this year’s […]

David Miller, Associate Director

David Miller, Associate Director

We’re very pleased to announce the promotion of David Miller to Associate Director. David has a long history with DS. He started his career with us in 2002 when we were Blomquist and Wark. In 2011 he took a break to spend some time working with developers – and in 2013 we convinced him to […]

How we are bringing change to a 40 year old practice. And Why.

How we are bringing change to a 40 year old practice. And Why.

We trace our roots back to 1976, to Blomquist and Wark Architects founded by Graham Wark and Peter Blomquist. 40+ years of continued practice has brought stability, experience and maturity. However, while we are 40 years old, we want to be 40 years young! No company can stand still and continue to be relevant. We […]