SPH Architecture + Interiors https://www.sph.net.au SPH Architecture + Interiors Thu, 11 Apr 2019 03:51:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://www.sph.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SPH_L_COL.png SPH Architecture + Interiors https://www.sph.net.au 32 32 HEALTH SECTOR UPDATE: WA Health on a Diet! https://www.sph.net.au/health-sector-update-wa-health-on-a-diet/ https://www.sph.net.au/health-sector-update-wa-health-on-a-diet/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 03:44:23 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1393 Today, the WA government released the Sustainable Health Review – a comprehensive blueprint for the future of health in this state. Following extensive consultation and engagement with stakeholders, the publication is a culmination of 18 months of work, brought together by an expert panel led by Independent Chair Ms Robyn Kruk AO. The four pillars to sustainability for our health system were...

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Design WA Launch – Making Great Design Happen! https://www.sph.net.au/design-wa-launch-making-great-design-happen/ https://www.sph.net.au/design-wa-launch-making-great-design-happen/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:34:11 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1387 Earlier this week, the WA State Government launched a new planning policy called Design WA. The new policy is due for gazettal on May 24th 2019, allowing for a 3 month roll out. Design WA is an initiative to ensure good design is at the centre of all development, from the early stages right through to delivery. A new residential design code for apartments will replace Part 6 of the Residential...

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Great Design Proven to Enhance the Lives of our Aging Population https://www.sph.net.au/great-design-proven-to-enhance-aging/ https://www.sph.net.au/great-design-proven-to-enhance-aging/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:59:29 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1382 The Aged Care Royal Commission provides organisations with the opportunity to reassess how they deliver services to their clients. This extends to the physical environment within which services are delivered. Good design is essentially human-centric and enables people to do their best work and be their best selves. Great design is more relevant in the aged care sector now than ever.

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Update on Ellenbrook Early Learning Centre https://www.sph.net.au/update-on-ellenbrook-early-learning-centre/ https://www.sph.net.au/update-on-ellenbrook-early-learning-centre/#respond Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:55:28 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1367 Earlier this year SPH successfully completed Mercy Care’s new Ellenbrook Early Learning Centre in Ellenbrook. Here is a little update on how Mercy Care’s staff, children and their families are enjoying their new early learning centre and its nature play space. The below article originally appeared in the December edition of Mercy Care’s newsletter Children at our Ellenbrook Early...

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Things of Stone & Wood – Design for Wellbeing https://www.sph.net.au/things-of-stone-wood-design-for-wellbeing/ https://www.sph.net.au/things-of-stone-wood-design-for-wellbeing/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:46:25 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1359 This article originally appeared in Australian Aging Agenda Nov-Dec 2018. Set in Narrogin, a small country town in regional Western Australia, is a unique, fit-for-purpose residence for 14 people living with dementia. Creating an environment that was enabling for these residents was embedded in the project design brief from the outset. SPH architecture + interior was commissioned to design the...

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SPH Builds Opportunity on Gender Diversity https://www.sph.net.au/sph-builds-opportunity-on-gender-diversity/ https://www.sph.net.au/sph-builds-opportunity-on-gender-diversity/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:38:57 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1275 SPH architecture + interiors is an industry leader in terms of workplace diversity, with its share of women employees well above the construction sector’s participation average of about 11 per cent. Three quarters of the 18 staff at the West Leederville-based firm, which specialises in architectural and interior design as well as master planning and project management, are women.

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Better Dementia Outcomes by Design https://www.sph.net.au/better-dementia-outcomes-by-design/ https://www.sph.net.au/better-dementia-outcomes-by-design/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:17:06 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1269 A suite of design principles tailored to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia is shaping aged care facilities across the state. By Katie McDonald, Business News The aged care sector’s signature clinical-style design is set for a major overhaul, according to architect Ali Devellerez, who says providers are increasingly seeking to create a more-homely environment.

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ACAR 2018 $60m in Capital Grants Available https://www.sph.net.au/acar-2018-60m-in-capital-grants-available/ https://www.sph.net.au/acar-2018-60m-in-capital-grants-available/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:51:45 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1176 Do you need assistance with your application for aged care places and/or capital grants? Applications for the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) open this Monday July 2nd. At SPH architecture + interiors, we have a specialist grant application team ready to help you. Our architectural team can develop a concept design and prepare the proposal, as well as co-ordinate a cost plan from one of...

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“We get older because we haven’t died younger – it’s a very positive thing!” https://www.sph.net.au/we-get-older-because-we-havent-died-younger/ https://www.sph.net.au/we-get-older-because-we-havent-died-younger/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:39:57 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1113 SPH recently attended a CEDA aged care event in Perth called Shaping WA, Aged Care in a Consumer Centric Future and heard from the Minister for Aged Care The Honorable Ken Wyatt. The Minister took the opportunity to remind the audience that every one of us remains a unique individual until the end of our lives. He challenged us to adapt our thinking, plan for an extended life journey...

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SPH News: May 2018 https://www.sph.net.au/sph-news-may-2018/ https://www.sph.net.au/sph-news-may-2018/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 07:14:41 +0000 https://www.sph.net.au/?p=1079 SPH was delighted to see our Health and Aged Care Specialist and Director, Ali Devellerez, invited onto the panel of the Future Built Environment Opportunities Breakfast on the 12th April. The focus was on mental health and the built environment. The breakfast, held on the 12th of April, was co-hosted by Master Builders, Engineers Australia, Consult Australia, the Australian Institute of Building...

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