At Hayball, we are constantly seeking the most up-to-date, relevant information. The better informed our decisions, the better results for our clients. We initiate and engage in research to respond more insightfully to design challenges and solve them with even greater ingenuity. By continually building up our knowledge bank, we are in the best possible position to offer advice and guidance.
Hayball is committed to various avenues of research, including partnering with universities. We have worked jointly with Monash University on two successful design-led competitions – Proposition 2065 and Proposition 3047, which proposed progressive urban design paradigms. We are also an active industry partner in two University of Melbourne research projects – ‘Smart Green Schools’ and ‘Future Proofing Schools’, both of which are funded by the Australian Research Council.
Through our own work with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), we are at the forefront of design and procurement policy development and implementation. Projects, such as Rural Replacement Program (RRP), Partnerships Victoria in Schools (PViS) and Building the Education Revolution (BER), are evidence of this.
Design-led research, carried out as part of our own projects, further contributes to our intellectual capacity, allowing us to provide valuable input to many projects. Research activities in specific sectors mean that Hayball is able to lead and participate in shaping emerging architectural practice.