Western Australia’s State Design Review Panel

DAVID BARR _ WA State Design Review Panel

In June we were thrilled with the news that David Barr had been appointed to Western Australia’s first State Design Review panel.

“Western Australia’s new State Design Review Panel has begun, and will now assess a range of significant public and private projects from a design perspective.

The panel is chaired by WA Government Architect Geoff Warn, and draws on a pool of more than fifty architects, planners, landscape architects, urban designers and other specialists.

The architecture specialists include”…….read more.

Design WA: Launch

David Barr Architects were pleased to attend this week's launch of the first three Design WA publications: State Planning Policy 7.0 - Design of the Built Environment; State Planning Policy 7.3 R-Codes Volume Two (Apartments); and a Design Review Guide. The documents, which become operational on the 24th of May, are a much needed collection that establish high level principles for the design of our built environment, modernise the R Codes for better apartment design, and, critically, offer guidance for councils in the establishment and operation of design review panels. All three will assist Western Australia in achieving a high quality, sustainable and diverse built environment. 

As collaborators on the drafting of State Planning Policy 7.3, and illustrators of much of its graphic content, we know how much effort, thought and passion went into the documents from all concerned. We congratulate all those involved, particularly the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. As part of Design WA's second stage, we are now working on a comprehensive Precinct Design Policy with Urbis, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and we look forward to its eventual publication.

Design WA Launch Event

Design WA Launch Event


David Barr Architects_Architect Jobs Perth

We are seeking an experienced (7+ years post graduation) Registered Architect who is passionate about architecture and enthusiastic about leading projects in a small, dynamic office.

Applicants must be proficient in Revit and have experience is single residential and multiple residential projects.

Position starts mid-January 2019.
7+ yrs of experience

Link to Detailed Job Description

Send CV and Folio (or questions) to: mail@davidbarrarchitects.com.au

Green Magazine and MINI LIVING

We were invited by Green Magazine and MINI LIVING (a collaboration with RMIT and the City of Melbourne) to participate in a hypothetical urban village in the heart of Melbourne. Architects and RMIT students were asked to generate designs through the medium of hand sketches (architects) and 3D digital printing and laser cutting (students). The exhibition will be held in Melbourne late October 2018.

David Barr Architect’s Submission

David Barr Architect’s Submission

Government: Demonstration Housing - ACT

We are delighted that our client’s co-housing proposal has made it to the next round of the ACT Government’s Demonstration Housing Expression of Interest process.

In an effort to test new ways of responding to density and growth the ACT Government is seeking development proposals that target affordability, environmental performance and innovative design. We think our client’s vision of small sustainable houses with shared living spaces and gardens would be a fantastic addition to the suburbs of Canberra. We are excited to work with them on the next stage of the design.  

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David Barr Architects shortlisted for the Hilton Revitalisation Project.....

We are so very pleased to be shortlisted along with two other Fremantle based architectural practices for the Hilton Design Competition.

"The competition attracted 79 entries from both emerging and established architectural practices. The jury was overwhelmed by the number of entries and impressed with the variety of the design approaches and the consistently high quality of the submissions. It genuinely made the process of shortlisting only four entries extremely difficult, but based on the creativity and innovation of the submissions the future of public housing in Hilton will be very impressive.

Housing is pleased to confirm the following teams have been shortlisted by the jury:

David Barr and Stephen Hicks, David Barr Architects
Bernard Seeber, Jonathan Strauss and Georgia Willis, Bernard Seeber Architects
Trent Woods, Officer Woods Architects
Jennie Officer, Officer Woods Architects"