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.