• Atelier Session: Exploring City as a School

    26 March 2024

    We often consider the classroom as synonymous with learning, where each year, teachers and students are assigned rooms as locations in which to fulfil the educational requirements of the curriculum. Conversely, play is considered the domain of the exterior, where children go outside ‘to play’ during break times.

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  • The Importance of Understanding Space in Enabling Innovative Learning Experiences

    31 January 2024

    Spaces are complex entities. Education spaces even more so, given they must facilitate many teaching and learning structures and experiences, while also catering for diverse user needs.

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  • Unschooling: Taking School Out of the Box

    30 October 2023

    Following on from the 2021 UTS AfterSchool architectural masters studio, this year, Hayball Principal Fiona Young, Associate Rob Chan & Hiral Patel (from Cardiff University) co-led Unschooling: Taking School Out of the Box, which explored challenges facing school development in NSW (and beyond).

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  • Hayball Celebrates 40 Years with Pioneering Partnership to Measure and Quantify the Social Value of Architecture and Design in Australia

    07 August 2023

    Celebrating our fortieth year, Hayball launched an Australian-first initiative to measure and quantify the social value of our projects across all sectors.

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  • From AfterSchool to CommonCampus

    28 October 2021

    Earlier this year, Fiona Young and Natalia Krysiak led AfterSchool, an architectural masters studio at the University of Technology Sydney which explored a new typology for school. Together, with their eighteen students, they investigated how learning environments could be reconceptualised to become more connected and networked entities within the urban realm.

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  • Fiona Young and Dani Martin question: How should school spaces reflect gender?

    27 January 2021

    Fiona and Dani explore how should school spaces reflect gender in a contributing article for Architecture Australia’s Dossier ‘Gender Matters’. Originally published in Architecture Australia September / October 2020 issue.

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  • Aligning with the Yarrabah way: Burri Gummin Housing Studio, Architecture Bulletin May 2020

    11 June 2020

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  • Recent and Upcoming Industry Engagement

    06 March 2019

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  • Leaders in GL[E]AM

    25 October 2018

    Hayball Sydney’s GL(E)AM Forums have been growing from strength to strength since launching in June this year, demonstrating a thirst within the industry for a GL[E]AM-centred gathering for thought leadership. You may be familiar…

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  • Sydney Scholarship Success!

    24 October 2018

    In keeping with Hayball’s research-led design ethos, we are so proud to share the news that three of our Sydney studio staff-members have been granted prestigious scholarships, allowing them to pursue three meaningful and…

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  • Sydney Studio Launch

    09 July 2018

    Hayball’s new Surry Hills Studio was officially launched late last month, with a fantastic group of clients and supporters braving a rainy night in Sydney to join the Hayball team in celebrating the opening…

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  • Sydney Education Forums

    06 July 2018

    Hayball’s Sydney Studio has launched a series of monthly forums focused on current and future thinking in  learning environments, in particular looking at the ever-evolving GL(E)AM sector. Our team have curated a fantastic line-up…

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

    07 March 2018

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Welcome Naomi Stead, architectural research leader

    18 September 2017

    Hayball is amplifying its research capability by appointing an esteemed architectural academic to drive its research program. Professor Naomi Stead, recently announced as the head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University, has joined…

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  • Learning Project a finalist in the ‘Oscars’ of education design

    07 August 2017

    Hayball’s innovative prototyping project for Caulfield Grammar School, The Learning Project, has been selected as one of three finalists in the internationally renowned James D. MacConnell Award. Regarded by the Association for Learning Environments…

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  • Architect Natalia Krysiak wins the David Lindner Research Prize

    05 July 2017

    Congratulations to Natalia Krysiak, an architect in our Sydney studio, who was awarded the David Lindner Research Prize by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards. Raising…

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