Projects | 14.08.18
A detail of one of the many custom horizontal sun-shade louvres on the northern facade of Yanchep Secondary College. Created by artist Rick Vermey as part of the Percent for Art Scheme the screens incorporate a recurring pattern motif references of the rhythmic undulation of ocean swells; the perpetually drifting sandbars of the west coast shoreline; corrugation patterns carved by wind-flow over beach sand; the invisible yet tangible forces of coastal winds, weather systems and sea currents.
The public artwork components are fully integrated within the architectural form and were designed by the artist Rick Vermey to value-add to the building materials specified by With_Architecture Studio.
At the Eastern entrance of the School and the east-facing wall of the undercover courtyard, Rick created patterned brick walls with over 4000 custom profiled saddleback bricks laid in a dune ripple pattern. Using parametric scripting, Rick designed a complex artwork pattern, along with detailed coursing plans for the bricklayers to lay the bricks. A local WA manufacturer produced custom brick shapes to match the design specifications. These decorative patterned brick panels provide a welcoming and unusual gateway into the College.
Extending his investigation into abstract patterning, Rick also produced a suite of custom horizontal sun-shade louvres on the northern facade of the Administration, Cafeteria, and Learning Community buildings and the eastern face of the Arts & Technologies building. Slatted powder-coated aluminum blades with undulating ripples evocative of wind moving over water surfaces, create an oscillating vertical rhythm and command an exhilarating presence on the campus.
The final artwork, located on the glazing of the northern and southern walkways is a pair of windbreak screens with striking yet simple graphic patterns of undulating ripples. These elegant designs in vibrant blue ceramic fritted ink were inspired by the artist’s visual exploration of the movement of tidal and coastal movements of the ocean surface and changing wind generated patterns on shifting sands. These simple motifs, scaled up to a super-graphic size, aid in way finding around the campus and define the spaces between Technologies, Information Resource Centre, and Physical Education buildings.
‘Rhythm & Flow’ compliments the college’s curriculum of marine science and the natural environment, with a focus on teaching students skills in coding and programming. The artworks also make a strong contribution to the identity of the college, reflecting a sense of place unique to its coastal location, and providing a vibrant and uplifting experience for students and staff, to inspire contemplation and quiet reflection.
Projects | 27.06.18
With_Architecture Studio was the successful entrant to Guilford Grammar’s invited design competition.
The invited practices for the competition were With_Architecture Studio; Christo Design Group; Wilson Architects (Queensland); Cox Architects; T&Z Architects.
The new Boarding House will be a state-of-the-art co-ed facility for 200+ students and located on a stunning site with views over the beautiful wetlands and riverine landscape.
We are now looking forward to delivering an excellent project for the School.
Projects | 27.06.18
With_Architect Studio has been awarded Yanchep Secondary College Stage 2. This new stage will be completed and ready for occupation late 2020. Stage 1 hosts 725 students in permanent accommodation including science and computing laboratories, specialist woodwork, metalwork and home economics rooms, 33 general classrooms, a gymnasium and extensive sporting fields. This new Stage include a performing arts centre, as well as minor refurbishments to Stage 1 facilities. The school is designed to give students access to specialist subject teaching and the best learning practices to promote success and excellence.
The masterplan for the Yanchep Secondary College campus clearly arranges the key learning spaces along a two-storey east-west access for good solar orientation, with specialist buildings arranged on an intersecting north-south axis. The latter serves as a windbreak in the windy coastal location and allows for outdoor student social spaces to the east of the site. The crossing of the two axes provides a covered social hub with access to key facilities (Library, Cafeteria), and delineates quadrants as a variety of different spaces for varying school age groups. The new Performing Arts facility will progress the overall master plan by forming the southern courtyard, thus increasing the campus footprint and civic presence in this growing suburb.
Team | 25.06.18
Luisa Pearton has joined our team taking up the mantle of Studio Manager. A Perth native Luisa has relocated back to Perth after living in Canada and is now cracking the whip making sure everything here at the With_Architecture Studio runs smoothly.
Event | 22.06.18
On Friday the 15th June, With_Studio hosted the launch of ‘The Architect’ Autumn/Winter edition. It was great to see so many familiar faces from the industry and to hear from ‘our President’ and the journal editors, whilst enjoying refreshments kindly provided by the Institute. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Team | 22.05.18
We congratulate and welcome Bradley Melvin on his appointment as a With_Architecture Studio Associate and a member of our Leadership Group.
With his focus on excellence Brad continues to improve our capability and the service we provide to our valued clients. Under Brad’s leadership we have converted to Revit, and from industry comments on our recent projects, With_Architecture Studio is producing a very high standard of documentation and project management.
Projects | 12.02.18
Design Development for the Curtin University B311 FlexiLab project recommences this week. The laboratory, preparation and student arrival area will be accommodated in a new building with an enclosed link to an existing two-level laboratory constructed in the mid-1970s (pictured). The existing building will be extensively modified to provide better administration, staff facilities, research laboratories, and storage for equipment, consumables, chemicals, and dangerous goods.
Projects | 08.02.18
We're excited that the Curtin University B311 FlexiLab project is recommencing with Design Development next week. The B311 building is a new prototype PC2 Superlab for the Faculty of Health Science and Science & Engineering. The laboratory will provide a state-of-the-art teaching facility for up to 90 students, plus staff and support.
Team | 08.02.18
Stefan is the latest member to join the With_Architecture Studio team and has already made a valued contribution to the practice. Stefan has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Western Australia and has recently relocated back to Perth after a year working in Norway with Dark Arkitekter.
Talks | 15.12.17
With_Architecture Studio graphic designer, Todd Harrison will be giving a talk on Graphic & Industrial Design in the Built Environment as part of the international talk series, Creative Mornings. Friday 15th Dec 7.30 - 8.30am hosted by Bank West. Register online for your free ticket.
Award | 27.11.17
Event | 24.11.17
Register for your free ticket at https://creativemornings.com/talks/karina-castan
Feature | 20.11.17
Events | 6.11.17
Feature | 8.11.17
Feature | 29.10.17
Studio Dialogue | 20.10.17
Studio Dialogue | 26.10.17
Feature | 19.9.17
Feature | 6.9.17
Today we were featured in the West Australian with a feature by Helen Shield
Media Release | 4.9.17
“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. What a great event!”
“…the launch was superb---from the booming soundscape,
contemporary flautist, wonderful artworks, and VR room…”
“ Hello WITH---just wanted to thank you
for a spectacular event and wonderful evening.”
“Great presentation, great speech and great launch party!”
“…the new brand is astute and thoughtful and its
conceptual underpinning is highly relevant to now and the future.”
“The studio looks great!”
“Tonight was 1st class.”
“Thanks for Friday night. It was FANTASTIC!”
“…sincere congratulations on such a successful launch of your
new Company and Identity last Friday. I really enjoyed it. ”
"...The rebrand is excellent and the [carbon neutral] achievement
for the practice is also a big statement as to the practice intent. I applaud you..."
Special thanks to those who helped put on a great show:
Soundscapes - Stephen Brameld (stephen.brameld [at] gmail.com), Steve Paraskos (steve.paraskos [at] gmail.com)
Flautist - Kirsten Smith (kirsten.smith31 [at] gmail.com)
VR - Robert Spencer (robert.spencer [at] stirlinglabs.com)
The rebranding and relocation of the practice within Northbridge reflects significant changes to the firm’s team during the past 18 months with the practice now led by Geoff Warn and two directors Daniel Aisenson and Jane Wetherall, after the departure of co-founder Dick Donaldson.
Rebranding as With_Architecture acknowledges that the profession is now a complex, collective and collaborative enterprise requiring a multi-skilled, multi-disciplined team. The new name highlights the firm’s preference for working in rewarding creative partnerships with clients and stakeholders, and with consultants and contractors.
In grammatical terms “with” is a preposition. It is a linking or joining word that is integral to forming relationships. Adopting the word “With” signifies our preferred way of working and it captures the nature of contemporary architecture – a process that brings together many disciplines and people focused on a common goal.
The new logo acts as a neutral platform, with a simple typographical approach adopted for the logotype. This is comprised of a primary component (with) and an interchangeable secondary component (architecture studio). These two components are co-joined by an underscore that is used as a motif throughout the brand identity. The design highlights relationships and interchangeability - the ability to use ‘with_’ in isolation or in conjunctions.
View the full media release here
Media Release | 4.8.17
With_Architecture Studio has broken new ground for the architecture profession by becoming the first practice in Australia to be certified carbon neutral after a three year process. The certification occurs under the National Carbon Offset Standard, which is a rigorous and transparent framework supported by international standards, tailored to an Australian context. The overarching Carbon Neutral Program certifies organisations, products and services as carbon neutral against the Standard. To be carbon neutral, an organisation must measure emissions, reduce these where possible, offset remaining emissions and report on their carbon neutrality.
With_Architecture began to monitor its resource consumption in 2014, tracking improvements and aiming to become Carbon Neutral in 2017. All parts of the practice’s operations are included in the Carbon Neutral Certification, and are in accordance with the following standards:
- National Carbon Offset Standard v3.0
- The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)
- National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008
View the full media release here
*Previously Donaldson and Warn
Australia by Design | 2.9.17
With_Architecture Studio director and WA Government Architect, Geoff Warn will be on Australia by Design today showing on Channel Ten. Tune in for episode eight, featuring recent architecture projects in WA.
Fremantle Dust Panel Discussion | 16.8.17
With_Architecture Studio director, Geoff Warn is on the panel for today's discussion at Art Collective WA. In this speculative round table discussion the panel will exercise their collective imaginations, with the help of the audience, to question regeneration and refuge, urban forests and nature, and how, or if, buildings contain history and memory embodied in their materiality.
Social Impact Festival | 26.7.17
With_Architecture Studio director and WA Government Architect, Geoff Warn will be giving a talk as part of the Social Impact Festival titled ‘Better Cities, Stronger Communities’. The WA government has a policy for the built environment, titled Better Spaces and Places. It seeks improved design outcomes in the buildings and public spaces delivered by government. The policy draws on a large body of evidence showing that good design delivers social, environmental and economic benefits - particularly when you consider the whole life of a project. This session will also outline new planning initiatives that will ensure better standards of residential development and deliver housing stock that is comfortable, robust, accessible, and sustainable. Register online.
The Architect Feature | 18.5.17
With_Architecture Studio director, Daniel Aisenson, talks about our SHAC project in the latest issue of The Architect. The Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives (SHAC) project at Lancorps' WGV development seeks to address the lack of affordable housing for artists practicing and contributing to cultural life in Fremantle. "Given our continuing commitment to social sustainability and support for the arts community we were immediately attracted to this brief".
Dulux Colour Awards | 15.5.17
Our Byford Secondary College project has received a Commendation at this year's Dulux Colour Awards Australia. the distinctive use of gradations of colour to code different building groups is an effective way finding device, while also conferring a unique identity to each building in the campus.
Western Australian Architecture Awards | 26.6.17
Honoured to have Byford Secondary College recognised at the Western Australian Architecture Awards. The award was for Educational Architecture and is awarded by the jury nominated to select the most outstanding work or excellence that contributes to the advancement of educational architecture from those projects meeting the conditions of the Australian Institute of Architects in the year 2017
Australian Design Festival | 6.4.17
Tomorrow we will be hosting guest presentations from respected local artists and With_Architecture Studio collaborators Jon Tarry and Pamela Gaunt at our William Street studio.
Sense of Place | 24.3.17
REX Talk | 2.3.17
This evening Joshua Prince-Ramus of New York architecture and design firm REX will join Brookfield and Geoff Warn for A Night in Conversation, hosted at Brookfield Place Tower 2.