DesignInc Melbourne is an award-winning architecture practice that is dedicated to creating healthy buildings in community infrastructure projects. We start with the premise: How can architecture improve people’s lives? It is our role and obligation as designers to add value to our clients’ projects by innovating with integrated architecture that is visually enriching, socially responsive and ecologically restorative.
We are motivated by projects that have the potential to make a difference to the world we live in. One of the questions we ask ourselves is ‘What makes a healthy building?’ Evidence shows that connecting people with nature in the built environment can significantly improve the health and wellbeing of the planet and of individuals. We are redefining what makes a healthy building and realising this fully in our projects.
We are leaders in architecture for hospitals and laboratories, universities and schools, community and workplace projects. Taking a holistic approach to the built environment, our architectural and interior design expertise is complemented by our experience in master planning, feasibility studies, adaptive reuse, stakeholder engagement and strategic business case development. We work on projects at all phases and a range of scales. We are well-known as enthusiastic collaborators with our clients, consultants and other architecture firms.
Working from our studio at the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, in the old GPO building, our energetic team are focussed on making a positive difference to the health and happiness of people’s lives through the quality of every environment we create. By setting healthy work practices and valuing a team approach, we prioritise health and wellbeing within our workplace. Our inclusive and innovation-oriented model of work fosters personal accountability and encourages every person to contribute to healthier environments.
A biophilic design approach
Sustainability lives at the core of our projects; we continually innovate and test ideas through research and consultation, asking ourselves ‘What would nature do?’ Biophilic design, where buildings and environments interact in response to climate and habitat, underpins our efforts. Our success is measured in the health and happiness of the people we design for, the high performance of our buildings and the positive contribution they make to their social and natural setting.