I think quite a few people grew up thinking of innovators as heroes – a lone person coming up with a brilliant idea that changes everything. Think Steve Jobs. Think Marie Curie. Or maybe even ‘Doc’ Brown in Back to the Future. Who wouldn’t want to be that person? A few weeks ago I read […]
There is much talk about applying lessons learnt during the Covid-19 shutdown to how we play, work and learn. So why did some schools tell parent they would stop providing remote learning and only provide on site learning when school resumed? Why, when some children may learn better remotely, is this no longer provided? Why, […]
Not long ago, Darebin City Council put out the call for design teams to submit an expression of interest for an exciting new project involving the design of a new pavilion at The Bill Lawry Oval in Northcote. Due to time constraints ds decided to forego submitting an EOI but instead used the design competition brief for […]
IT has enabled sharing of information more than ever before. But over the shutdown I’ve been thinking about complex learning spaces sitting empty and wondering if they are actually holding learning hostage – implemented at significant cost to enhance learning, if the facilities can’t be used then the approach has to change. And if it […]
Most briefs:– We are seeking to appoint a design team to design an innovative classroom / laboratory / research centre / hub / factory / community centre Selection Criteria:– Proven experience in the sector.– 3 examples of similar projects. Scoring:– Experience counts 50% of the total score. In the book How Innovation Works, Matt Ridley describes […]
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.
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 […]