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    • Education Design
    • Research

    Educator for an Hour: Why Hayball is sending architects back to school

    07 March 2018

    While educators understand basic design principles, many architects are ignorant when it comes to the fundamentals of learning. Creating world-class education environments requires an in-depth understanding of how they work – something not always…

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    • Community
    • Education Design

    South Melbourne Primary School is Open for business!

    07 March 2018

    You may recall from the previous issue of Exchange that South Melbourne Primary School (SMPS) was nearing completion towards the end of last year? Well now the waiting is over for Victoria’s (and Hayball’s)…

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    • Practice

    Meet our newly appointed Principals

    06 March 2018

    In a time of measured growth, and expansion that has seen Hayball branching into new markets and locations around Australia and beyond, we are thrilled and excited to announce the elevation of two senior…

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    • Education Design
    • Sustainability

    Revolutionising education design: In praise of prefab

    06 March 2018

    Prefabrication in the education sector isn’t limited to portable classrooms. By designing and constructing entire building elements offsite, Hayball is producing high-quality education facilities across Australia with lightning-fast installation, minimal disruption to students and…

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    • Education Design
    • Research

    Designing for serious play

    21 December 2017

    According to the latest research, play is vital for everyone’s well being and a proven means of boosting creativity and productivity in adults. Its value in early childhood and primary schools is well documented, and more workplaces now…

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    • Practice

    Season’s Greetings

    18 December 2017

    What a tremendous year it’s been! Our thanks to all who have been a part of it, in any way. With our best wishes for the festive season, and a safe and happy year ahead….

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    • Community
    • Multi Residential
    • Sustainability

    Nightingale Housing scales up to Nightingale Village

    15 December 2017

    It takes a village: Hayball on-board for the new Nightingale project in Brunswick “We’re no longer happy with changing our cities one building at a time – we want to do more” We are…

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    • Research

    All work, no play: why child-blind cities need to change

    07 December 2017

    At the inaugural Urbanity conference in Brisbane, architect Natalia Krysiak presented her recent findings on the future of city living and why our city planners need to urgently find (and listen to) their inner-child. With…

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    • Education Design

    SMPS countdown, one month

    01 December 2017

    Construction of Victoria’s first purpose-built vertical school is nearing completion, and isn’t it looking great? Named the 2016 World Architecture Festival’s Future Project of the Year, its progress assures us that the future is nearly here! The…

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    • Workplace

    Tom Jordan on Melbourne’s new office dynamic

    17 November 2017

    What are the driving forces behind the groundswell of creative office-based development aimed squarely at Melbourne’s city fringe markets? Currently working with three developers on office projects in Collingwood, South Melbourne and Cremorne, Hayball is a considered a…

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    • Practice

    The bamboo ceiling and Asian women in architecture

    14 November 2017

    It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing, writes studio director Fiona Young. Fiona is the author of a personal…

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    • Awards
    • Education Design

    Modest project making a big impact, Dandenong South Primary School

    09 November 2017

    Dandenong South Primary School Junior Centre is a modest project making a big impact, winning Best Primary School Project at the 2017 Victorian School Design Awards last night. It is the project’s third award…

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    • Education Design
    • Practice

    Inspiring young regional designers, Lisa Horton

    09 November 2017

    Do you remember the space you sat in while reciting the times tables? Was it an old timber schoolhouse, a bland brick box or a demountable building with a non-functioning heater? Associate Lisa Horton…

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    • Community

    Proud to be shortlisted for Pride Centre

    06 November 2017

    Hayball is extremely PROUD that our scheme for the Victorian Pride Centre design competition is one of four shortlisted to Stage 2.  As the new home of Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex…

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    • Awards
    • Education Design

    Learning Project Shines on World Stage – Exchange, 30 October 2017

    30 October 2017

    Hayball’s innovative prototyping project for Caulfield Grammar School, The Learning Project, has won the internationally renowned James D. MacConnell Award. Regarded by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) as its most prestigious education design award (dubbed…

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    • Practice

    Meet our growing talented leadership team

    25 October 2017

    The addition of a Director and two Principals is strengthening our senior leadership! We’re delighted to announce the appointments of Bianca Hung to Director and Thomas Gilbert to the role of Principal. Formerly senior associates, both have been promoted in acknowledgement of their…

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    • Student Accommodation

    Brisbane student accommodation tops out

    18 October 2017

    Superb footage – press play!! Reaching its top level (15) last week, our student accommodation project in Toowong is on track for completion in January 2018. Signalling a new generation of student accommodation design and…

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    • Mixed Use
    • Multi Residential

    Empire Melbourne, a Mammoth success

    14 October 2017

    Settlements have commenced and occupants are moving in. It’s another signature project for client Mammoth Empire and looking rather wonderful, isn’t it? You can see its vertical expression rising as a complement to the exoskeleton…

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