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Staff Interview – Clare Paterson

For the ninth of a series of short interviews with KPA team members, to help you get to know us all a bit better, Hayley Green (HG) interviewed Clare Paterson (CP). Clare is a Designer and Draftsperson at KPA and has been part of the KPA

Innovation Key to New Aged Care Design Standards

Enabling innovation in the delivery of aged care services should guide the proposed new aged care design standards in Australia. That was a key message in KPA Architects submission to the federal government on the preparation of the new standards. Improved aged care design standards

Staff Interview – Hayley Green

For the eighth of a series of short interviews with KPA team members, to help you get to know us all a bit better, Todd Paterson (TP) interviewed Hayley Green (HG). Hayley is KPA’s Bookkeeper and has been part of the KPA team since 2007. She is the organiser

‘Small Household’ Model Favoured by Aged Care Royal Commission

Amongst the many recommendations in the final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission are two important proposals for the design of aged care accommodation.  The Commissioners recommended the Government should guide the design of the best and most appropriate residential aged care accommodation by: Developing

Staff Interview – Todd Paterson

For the seventh of a series of short interviews with KPA team members, to help you get to know us all a bit better, Lino Iacomella (LI) interviewed Todd Paterson (TP). Todd is KPA’s Director and has been part of the KPA team since 1998.

Retail Centres After COVID – Designing for Local Convenience

More frequent and shorter visits to local retail centres is the new ‘shopping’ normal.  That is the thinking we are applying to new design work after reviewing industry feedback.  What is most apparent from visiting centres is the even spread of shopper numbers over the course of a

Treeby Parklands Officially Opens

Treeby Parklands Care Community, part of the Opal family, celebrated the opening of their new home on Thursday 10 September 2020. We are proud to be involved in the architectural and interior design of this new care home and see it come together with the

Peter Van Geloven Awarded National Medal

KPA Architects are honoured to announce our Documentation Manager, Peter Van Geloven, received The National Medal for Service through the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, after 19 years of voluntary Fire and Rescue services. ‘The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary

Retail centres after COVID – designing for confidence

As we emerge from COVID restrictions the bricks and mortar end of the retail sector has two challenges: winning back the loyalty of customers that switched to online shopping at the height of the pandemic; and finding new streams of foot-traffic to make up for lost business.  In