Robert Goodliffe

Partner, FRAIA

B.Arch (Hons)

“I want this to be a practice that we can genuinely believe in; one that is authentic and that makes decisions with positive outcomes.”

Robert Goodliffe has been a cornerstone of ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s quiet evolution into one of the most diverse and people focused architectural practices in Australia.

Guided by our mission of ‘Creating Vibrant Communities’, he has made significant contributions across the education, aged care, residential and community infrastructure sectors and currently provides oversight of the practice’s senior living & care portfolio.

It is his work however, in practice management that has helped define the culture, vitality and resilience of ClarkeHopkinsClarke today. He is responsible for strategically managing the growth and operations of the business, his modus operandi is to stay true to our purpose and make decisions based on what feels authentic and ‘right’. During his three decades as Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke has grown exponentially, won over 60 industry awards and now services eight diverse sectors.

A progressive thinker, a constant learner and an ever-active collaborator, Robert seeks out ways our business can make a positive impact through and beyond our project work. Under his leadership, ClarkeHopkinsClarke has been certified as a B Corporation, formalising its commitment and leadership within this ethical business space.

Robert is particularly passionate about supporting the personal and professional development of all team members. Living by example, Robert has recently travelled to Bhutan to study Gross National Happiness, he has ‘Run from Poverty’ to support One Heart Foundation in the care and education of orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya, and he regularly contributes to B Corporation Champions Retreats, to progress this movement’s impact across the Australian and international business community.

Selected Work

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Polaris Town Centre

From the outset, the vision for Polaris was to create a vibrant, walkable urban village that challenged the idea of the typical suburban neighbourhood shopping centre.

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Estia Health Twin Waters Aged Care

Our mission was to create a seniors precinct that would be anchored and integrate with the surrounding neighbourhood in a more meaningful way.

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Brighton Grammar Middle School

The new Brighton Grammer Middle School was a collaboration between architects and educators to create a facility that would support the diverse needs of boys over their crucial year 7 and year 8 years.

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Specialists champion better stakeholder engagement & more integrated seniors’ communities

Current trends suggest that the changes in aged care that we’ve seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg, writes Robert Goodliffe.