Public space expresses a city’s cultural life. It should be dynamic and inclusive in its street design, pedestrian corridors, urban structures and open space with a clearly expressed hierarchy. A balance of coherence and variety is essential, as are familiar patterns and a diversity of forms. The relationship between people and place needs a nuanced response and restorative urban approach that reconnects us to nature.
Urban Design case studies
Byron Bay Interchange Access UpgradeREAD MORE
Richard Does, Director
Integrating civic centres with nature, compressing built form and detailing the fine-grain of mixed-use arenas gives the city breathing space.
B-Line, Narrabeen Carpark and PlazaREAD MORE
Northern Beaches Bus B-LineREAD MORE
Ian Armstrong, Director
A fascination with cities led me into town planning and urban design. Curiosity about what drives urban forms and ‘places' led me into architecture. In practice, I apply all three.