Research and planning projects make up a cornerstone of the practice’s work. Our recognised expertise in the areas of affordability, infill development, and sustainability have seen us involved in significant research and planning projects, notably the Planning Commission’s recent Design WA apartment design guides.
David Barr Architects currently leads a team of consultants in the masterplanning of a 1.3-hectare suburban area owned by the Housing Authority. The sites will eventually yield approximately 90 dwellings, with a diverse mix of medium density housing types complemented by sustainable landscaping and generous social areas. The project aims to meet ‘best practice’ development standards, aspiring to be a One Planet Living community that provides superior levels of accessibility, diversity, sustainability and affordability.
Architectural Consultant for Part 4 – Designing the Building
David Barr Architects were engaged as part of a large team of professional consultants to take the lead role of the Part 4, ‘Designing the Building’ of the proposed new Western Australian Apartment Design Guide. The project demonstrates the ability to workshop and formulate complex information into clear and concise policies.
For more details on this research visit the WA Planning Commission Website.
Fremantle Housing Diversity 2
CITY OF FREMANTLE / AUDRC N/A
Local Policy Testing
The commission required rigorous testing and exploration of a proposed local scheme amendment that sought to promote moderately-sized infill housing in suburban areas in the City of Fremantle. This was facilitated through workshops with AUDRC and the City of Fremantle.