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Welcoming, inviting feel a winner

Frnakston Hastings Leader, Dec 2004

The $14 million shopping centre Langwarrin Plaza opened last week with all leases claimed. A Safeway supermarket is the ‘anchor’ tenant for developer Lascorp’s single-storey complex of about 20 tenancies…

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Room to Drive For…

House & Garden, Dec 2005

When Melbourne architect Justin Littlefield and his wife Melissa bought their inner city warehouse, it was little more than a shell. Once a large fitter and turner workshop, a developer had acquired it and divided the street frontage section…

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All in the Grain

Indesign, Nov 2005

Like the grains they have studied for decades, the buildings at the Department of Primary Industry in Horsham grew organically. This world-class agricultural research and development institute needed new and upgraded facilities…

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Versatility and Style at Work

City Weekly, Nov 2005

While ‘The Office may conjure images of the British comedy series starring Ricky Gervais as inept middle manager David Brent, to architectural firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke, The Office here is something much more serious…

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Rural retreats pay homage to nature and the elements

The Australian Financial Review, Aug 2005

The natural bushland has often proved inspirational to architects. Silvery eucalypts and mountainous terrain surround rural retreats as do rolling pastures. Often access from a dirt road, the first glimpses of these houses…

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Baby boomers impact AC development

Hospital & Healthcare, Apr 2005

The baby boomer generation looks set to transform the AC sector with a population spike that will bring with it wealthier individuals and couples, greater demand for quality services, and an energy and vibrancy for…

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Into the fire

The Age, Mar 2005

For most designers, one house brings enough headaches. Architect Robert Goodliffe’s first major residential project 10 years ago was to design not on house but 32 apartments. Things went well enough until the roofing…

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Bringing light to the industrial floor

The Australian Financial Review, Feb 2005

For some people, it must seem like a good idea st the time – buying a disused warehouse on the cheap, doing it up and turning it into a home. The only problem is that warehouses are not designed for living in, and getting natural light…

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Create Expectations

Business Express, Sep 2006

Once it may have been acceptable for ‘creative types’ to profess a disdain for the more commercial or mundane aspects of running a business. But in the dog-eat-artist environment in which architectural, fashion, entertainment or design firms operate…

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Building Blocks

Houses, Apr 2006

Seeking some solitude the clients sold their three-storey timber home in one of Melbourne’s outer beachside suburbs and headed south for nearby Flinders, where a greater degree of isolation beckoned on twenty hectares of prime coastal land…

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Birner’s glowing hot on King St

Herald Sun, Dec 2007

Property veteran Henry Birner has sold 27 of the 30 strata office suites at his $12 million refurbished project in the city. The suites at 373 King St sold just a few months after marketing began. The six-level 7000sqm building has been designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke…

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Architecture firm restores a piece of Melbourne’s history

National Building News, Jun 2007

A specialist in city, suburban and regional design, ClarkeHopkinsClarke boasts an impressive portfolio of multi-residential, commercial, education, health and aged care projects. The firm consists of seven partners, backed by an experienced team…

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Colour features in best-designed schools

Education Times, Oct 2008

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the state government’s School Design Awards, which highlight and celebrate innovation in architecture and sustainable design in government primary, secondary and specialist schools…

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Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School

ABstract, May 2009

In these competitive times, making a good first impression is vital, even for a Catholic Primary School in middle-suburban Melbourne. ‘We wanted to make a statement about the entry, to sign-post it,’ says Ezio Costa of ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects…

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CHC Studio

21st Century Interiors, Jan 2010

The studio is indicative of the continuing evolution of the formerly semi-industrial area. The large glazed street elevation reflects the heritage warehouses opposite and provides glimpses of the activity within. The refined rectilinear form of the studio is informed by the industrial character…

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Finding a place with a brew

Herald Sun, Dec 2011

With the Melbourne property market facing some challenges, on property developer is tempting buyers with a free Lamborghini. Accord Property Group is making the offer to the first five buyers of the new Sky Homes at its Vantage project in Highett…

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Developing Our City : Vantage Highett \ Highett

The Weekly Review, Dec 2012

Spacious floorplans, high-quaility finishes and proximity to retail and services have attracted buyers to Vantage Highett, a four-level, 130-apartment residential and retail development in Melbourne’s south-east. Just 18 two-bedroom apartments…

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Homework’s done on school design

Weekly Pakenham, Jul 2012

The architects behind Officer’s new specialist school say the centre will be ‘better than home’. About 100 people heard the latest on the Officer Education Hub, which will comprise a specialist school and a secondary school…

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Developing Our City : The Mailing

The Weekly Review, Feb 2012

Apartment seekers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have a rare opportunity to purchase a new home 100 metres from Canterbury’s exclusive Maling Road.  Contemporary apartment developments are a rare sight on Canterbury’s tree-lined heritage streets…

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Tapping tomorrow’s potential today

Urban Affairs, Dec 2013

Located on the shores of of Lake Hume in northeast Victoria, Tallangatta was in dire need of revitalisation. The town was established int he 1870s as a railway gateway, and in the 1950s it was forced to shift eight kilometres to the west…

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Developing Our City : Six Thiele \ Doncaster

The Weekly Review, Aug 2013

Contemporary architecture, mountain-range views and location in a quiet residential pocket with ready access to Doncaster’s amenities and transport options are attracting strong interest in Six Thiele…

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Tallangatta Tomorrow

Government News, Jul 2013

Located in the north east of Victoria on the shores of Lake Hume, the town of Tallangatta had seen better days. In the 1950s, the town was forced to shift 8km to the west to accommodate the expansion of Lake Hume…

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Science is the Star

The Weekly Review, Nov 2014

Tucked away in the world heritage precinct of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens is a new treasure that will offer opportunities to thousands of girls for years to come…

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Creating Vibrant Communities

PIA Planning News, Oct 2014

Dean Landy, a Melbourne architect and urban designer, recently outlined new approaches to greenfield development at the 7th International Urban Design Conference in Adelaide. Landy, a Partner at Melbourne firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke, has captured…

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Bolder, Brighter

The Weekly Review, Oct 2014

Students at Kilvington Grammar School have a vibrant new learning hub with the recent completion of a middle school of excellence at the school’s Ormond campus. Designed by leading educational architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke…

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Everything in its place

Aged Care Insite, Sep 2014

The ability to create real and supportive communities requires and intimate understanding of the experiences of all users and how this knowledge can shape design. Such skills are becoming more important…

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Clock ticks for Clyde North suburb

The Age BusinessDay, Sep 2014

What makes a town centre tick? A clock, among other things, says architect and community advocate Dean Landy. Having a town square with a timepiece plays a role in creating a vibrant community, says Mr Landy…

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Sale of Bradmill Yarraville site stalls

The Age BusinessDay, Sep 2014

One of Melbourne’s largest inner city land deals, the $120 million sale of the former Bradmill denim factory in Yarraville, has stalled with parties bogged down in negotiations…

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Room with a view but little space

The Australian Financial Review, May 2014

Cassie Lee moves into her new apartment next month. The one-bedroom unit in Melbourne’s Abbotsford is small, but the single lawyer says she does not need much space…

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Boost for education

Pakenham Gazette, May 2014

More than 1100 students could walk through the doors of the Officer Secondary College at the start of next year. The frame is up for Casey and Cardinia’s newest high school next to the Officer Specialist School…

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Learning spaces fit for a saint

The Weekly Review, Apr 2014

St Aloysius College in North Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s oldest girls’ schools, recently opened a new year-seven centre to provide a 21st-centruy learning space for students. Principal Mary Farah says it is important for the school to continue to develop…

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Design moving with the times

Domain, Apr 2014

The cost of well-positioned housing might be soaring in Melbourne but so are the innovations to deal with the cost/distance/size problems confronting buyers. Vivre at 64-66 Keilor Road, Essendon, will offer 67 apartments, 41 of them with one bedroom…

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One plus one equals growth

The Australian Financial Review, Jan 2014

Architecture: Mid-tier practices are taking steps to escape what they see as an increasingly unviable middle ground. To understand what is happening in the business of Australian architecture, just follow the acronyms…

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Why Australia’s Growth Areas Depend On Education

The Urban Developer, Oct 2015

Australia’s rapidly growing population requires a smarter, more sustainable and community orientated approach to placemaking. The creation of new outer ring suburbs, particularly in Melbourne, has seen an influx of development to meet this demand, from housing…

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Polaris 3083 is a new residential, retail and community hub…

Indesign Live, Oct 2015

ClarkeHopkinsClarke is undertaking a $500m transformation of a former mental asylum in Bundoora to create the Polaris 3083 residential and retail hub. Currently under construction in the north Melbourne suburb of Bundoora, the Polaris 3083 is a vibrant…

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke celebrates 55 years in the business

Indesign Live, Oct 2015

Since forming 55 years ago, Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke has continued to evolve simultaneously with Melbourne’s changing architectural landscape. The work of ClarkeHopkinsClarke has developed and grown in parallel with the city …

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Robert Goodliffe of ClarkeHopkinsClarke discusses Polaris 3083

Urban Melbourne, Oct 2015

Polaris 3083 is a $500 million community development encompassing its own town centre, apartments, townhouses, shops, recreational areas, aged care and student accommodation. Developed by Deal Corp with masterplanning and architecture …

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Why Australia’s growth areas depend on education

Urban Melbourne, Oct 2015

Australia’s rapidly growing population requires a smarter, more sustainable and community orientated approach to placemaking. The creation of new outer ring suburbs, particularly in Melbourne, has seen an influx of development to meet this demand, from housing…

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke Selected To Design New Schools

The Urban Developer, Sep 2015

Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) has been selected to design 15 new Victorian schools as part of the Learning Communities Victoria consortium. The schools have been funded under the New Schools Public-Private Partnership …

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke part of winning consortium…

Architecture & Design, Sep 2015

Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) is part of the Learning Communities Victoria consortium, which has won the tender to design 15 new schools in Victoria. The schools have been funded under the New Schools Public-Private Partnership…

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Abandoned Mental Hospital Gets $500 Million Facelift

The Urban Developer, Sep 2015

Work is continuing on a $500 million transformation of an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Bundoora in Melbourne’s north. Designed by ClareHopkinsClarke (CHC), Polaris 3083 is is a mixed use development set to revitalise the former Larundel Psychiatric Hospital…

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Watpac nails bid for schools project

The Australian Financial Review, Sep 2015

Listed construction firm Watpac has won the rights to build new schools for the Victorian State government after its Learning Communities Victoria consortium was selected as the preferred bidder for the state’s $291 million Public Private Partnership…

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Q&A with ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Australian Design Review, Sep 2015

With work spanning areas including education, multi-residential, health care and retail, ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) has proven itself versatile over its 60 years of practise. Emily Taliangis speaks with partners Dean Landy and Toby Lauchlan about some of…

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Vibrant Polaris community emerges from Larundel ruins

Business News Australia, Aug 2015

It’s one of Melbourne’s quirkiest urban renewal projects, and for architectural firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke it has been a balancing act between a sense of history and purposeful design. The once degraded red-brick buildings of the Larundel Psychiatric Hospital are…

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Former Larundel mental asylum in Bundoora has new life…

Domain, Aug 2015

For years, the former Larundel mental asylum in Bundoora stood idle, inhabited by squatters and damaged by vandals. Now developers are giving it new life, with the site soon to be made up of heritage apartments…

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Live and Learn

Education Review, Aug 2015

Australia’s rapidly swelling population, particularly in the urban sprawl taking place across Melbourne and Sydney, requires a smarter, more sustainable and community oriented approach when establishing residential hubs. From houses to apartments, the growth of…

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CEFPI Australasia Awards 2015

Education Today, Jul 2015

The CEFPI Australasian Awards program continues to grow, with 89 submissions from across the region and the introduction of a sixth category presented at this year’s conference at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. The Overall Winner was…

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Three assumptions limiting retirement living design

DPS News Aged Care Guide, Jul 2015

The currently ingrained ‘business as usual’ approach to retirement living and residential aged care requires radical transformation to suit Australia’s ageing population. Approximately 12 per cent of Australia’s population are over the age of 65…

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Aged care design shows signs of ‘falling behind’

Australian Ageing Agenda, Jul 2015

Robert Goodliffe outlines three out-dated assumptions of aged care design that are jeopardising and restricting innovative solutions. The currently ingrained business-as-usual approach to retirement living and residential aged care requires…

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Three assumptions limiting Australian aged care design

Urban Melbourne, Jul 2015

The currently ingrained ‘business as usual’ approach to retirement living and residential aged care requires radical transformation to suit Australia’s ageing population. Approximately 12 per cent of Australia’s population are over the age of 65, a statistic that’s…

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The Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences…

Architecture & Design, Jul 2015

The Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences (EBSS) was developed as an exemplar for sustainable and educational design. Developed in collaboration with DEECD, The University High School, The University of Melbourne and The Bio21 Institute…

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke promotes key team members

Architecture & Design, Jul 2015

Melbourne architecture firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) announced the promotion of key team members Simon LeNepveu and Jonathan Curran recently at their annual mid-year staff dinner. Associate Simon LeNepveu was promoted to…

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Australian education projects shine at regional awards

ArchitectureAU, Jun 2015

A number of innovative designs for Australian educational facilities have been successful at the 2015 Council of Educational Facility Planners Australasia (CEFPI) Awards, with projects such as …

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Australasia’s best educational architecture revealed…

Architecture & Design, Jun 2015

The Council of Eductaional Facility Planners International (CEFPI) have once again pitted the very best of Australasia’s educational architecture projects head to head and now revealed the winners of the 2015 CEPI Australasia Awards…

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Apartment standards should be based on performance

Urban Melbourne, Jun 2015

The proposed implementation of standards across Melbourne apartments is strongly supported by ClarkeHopkinsClarke, a Melbourne architecture firm committed to the creation and support of vibrant communities. Contrary to recent media arguing the proposed…

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Point Cook: Buyers rush new Sneydes Road village

Wyndham Star Weekly, Jun 2015

Point Cook’s first apartment block is a sell-out long before the development is even completed. Soho Village, at the front of the Alamanda estate on Sneydes Road, has quickly become popular among young couples entering the housing market and…

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Melbourne Shouldn’t Fear Density

apartmentdevelopments.com.au, Jun 2015

Recent residential zones introduced as part of Plan Melbourne have heavily restricted the development of low to high density living in several Melbourne suburbs that boast high amenities.  While the zones appear to benefit Melbourne’s landscape…

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High-density living on the rise in Melbourne’s suburbs…

Domain, May 2015

High-density living is spreading to Melbourne’s outer suburbs as buyers look for a cheaper option further out. Empty nesters who want to downsize from their large surburban house to a low-maintenance, smaller dwelling nearby are also driving the market for medium…

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Montmorency: 94 Rattray Road

The Weekly Review, May 2015

This property might be this edition’s House of the Week, but back in 1978 it had the even greater honour of being named the Housing Industry Association’s House of the Year. It is easy to see why. The house is nothing short of an architectural treasure…

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Outer-Melbourne Apartment Boom

apartmentdevelopments.com.au, May 2015

New developments being built in Melbourne’s outer suburbs represents the growing demand for apartment living outside the CBD. Developments such as Point Cook’s Soho Village, and South Morang’s Morang Views offer convenient access…

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Lively Appeal

Aged Care Insite, May 2015

Modern facilities are designed to support vibrant, active residents and their families in the heart of the greater community. As Australia’s baby boomer generation heads into retirement in the coming years, demand for modern aged-care facilities is predicted…

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke wins fourth award for Highett…

Urban Melbourne, May 2015

Melbourne-based architectural firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) has won a fourth award for its Highett mixed use development, most recently taking out the GHD Woodhead Award for Best Mixed Use Development at the 2015 Property Council of Australia (PCA) …

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Australian Architect Builds Better Life For Kenyan Children

The Urban Developer, Apr 2015

It’s reported that one in every two children in the world live in poverty; a statistic that doesn’t sit right with ClarkeHopkinsClarke architect and partner Dean Landy. When visiting Kenya in 2007, Landy was confronted by the nation’s poverty, inspiring him…

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ELTHAM College Music and Performance Centre

Education HQ, Apr 2015

As Brian Wallwork oversees the vibrant rehearsals in the colorful new surrounds of ELTHAM College’s new Music and Performance Centre he, and the entire college community, can enjoy the benefits of a unique 40-year relationship between the school…

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Wayne Stephens on Award Winning Elizabeth Blackburn…

IndesignLive, Mar 2015

In 2014, ClarkeHopkinsClarke won ‘Best Education Initiative or Design Solution for an Innovative Program’ for the Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences. We talk to education specialist and Partner in charge Wayne Stephens about the project…

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Architects, aged care providers & mental health

Hospital & Aged Care, Jan 2015

When architects and aged care providers sit down to discuss facility design, bed numbers, service provision and care needs are usually top conversation points. But what about the mental health needs of residents…

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Churches make a comeback in commercial buildings

The Age, Jan 2015

Churches have traditionally been the hub of the community, but one architectural firm in Collingwood has given a modern twist to this ageless concept. ClarkeHopkinsClarke has made “Don’t forget the church and community in urban design” ethos in its urban design…

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PICA’s Design

apartmentdevelopments.com.au, Jan 2015

With a passion for detail, individual style and integrity for internal and exterior structure design, ApartmentDevelopments.com.au spoke to Fei Chau from ClarkHopkinsClarke, designers of PICA development, where he shared his tips for modern apartment design…

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke Launch Vibrant Melbourne Development

The Urban Developer, Jan 2015

Melbourne Architects are transforming an industrial inner city Melbourne site with a new vibrant and lifestyle focused development. Melbourne architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke, in collaboration with graphic designer David Pidgeon, will deliver…

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Library Uses

apartmentdevelopments.com.au, Jan 2015

With the growing trend of apartment living, public libraries have become an increasingly sought after oasis of public space. Keen to seek a productive space outside their home, many residents living in apartments are heading out their front door…

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In profile: ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s partner, Dean Landy

propertyobserver.com.au, Jan 2015

How long have you been in the industry? I have been a registered architect for 13 years. I’m predominantly involved in the planning and design of retail and mixed use projects, multi-residential, commercial and community infrastructure projects…

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Tips for masterplan projects and creating vibrant communities…

architectureanddesign.com.au, Jan 2015

Dean Landy is a partner in Melbourne architecture firm, ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC), as well as the founder and director of the One Heart Foundation, a not for profit organisation working to alleviate poverty in Africa. With over 10 years’ experience as a registered architect…

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Walkies, anyone?

Domain, Feb 2016

An Essondon development adjoining a park is a short walk from North Essendon shopping village, with trams passing by the front door. A seven-level development under construction on the palm-tree-lined Mount Alexander Road at Essendon…

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Buyers purchase multiple apartments to create one large home

The Interiors Addict, Feb 2016

Initial purchase data from the Melbourne multi-residential project Alexa, has revealed an interesting new trend. With extra living space in mind, buyers are purchasing multiple apartments in the one development with the intention of creating one larger dwelling…

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The future of philanthropy

Business News Australia, Feb 2016

Philanthropy is much more than donating 10 per cent of profits to a red-taped charity for these two Australian businesses; it’s about building entire villages from the ground up in developing parts of the world. Melbourne-based architecture firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke…

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Essendon’s model example set for another addition

Urban Melbourne, Feb 2016

During 2015 Urban Melbourne highlighted Essendon’s Keilor Road and surrounds as a prime example of progressive high density living along a transport corridor.  More specifically Keilor Road’s drift toward medium density development is essentially what…

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Keeping it all in the family

The Herald Sun, Jan 2016

It’s been a family affair at a new Essendon development as local downsizers and their children snap up the apartments. The Alexa Residences at 1050 Mt Alexander Rd was unveiled last year, offering 91 apartments across its six level design…

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Seven ways to create a destination shopping centre development

The Urban Developer, Jan 2016

When Victor Gruen, pioneer of the American shopping centre, invented the shopping mall in the 1950s, his intention was to bring a sense of community to the soulless suburbs. It is somewhat ironic then that 60 years on, we are still asking ourselves how…

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Designing for the developing world

Indesignlive, Jan 2016

One in every two children across the world live in poverty – this staggering statistic never sat right with ClarkeHopkinsClarke architect and partner Dean Landy. So upon visiting Kenya in 2007 and being confronted with the reality of poverty, Landy decided to…

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Lights, Cameras… All Action

The Weekly Review, Feb 2017

Loyola College students have a vibrant new performing arts centre designed to match and support the further development of the school’s highly regarded performing arts program. The Magis Performing Arts Centre’s state-of-the-art amenities include a 500-seat…

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