Archive / January 2017
Wednesday 18 January 2017
Introducing Clive Lewis

Recently appointed HASSELL Principal Clive Lewis is highly respected and experienced architect specialising in the design of major sports stadia and venues.

Clive will be based in our London studio and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience across large scale architecture, working in the UK, Europe and Asia.

“Clive’s appointment complements our existing global team of sports design specialists who are currently working on complex and high profile projects including the transformation of Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia and Perth Stadium in Western Australia,” said global Sports and Entertainment sector leader, Glenn Scott.

In addition to his world class sports architecture credentials, Clive also brings with him a wider portfolio in education, leisure, commercial and workplace, retail and residential architecture.

Most recently Clive has led a number of large stadium projects, in Europe and Asia, for AECOM. Prior to this, Clive was lead sports architect at Arup Sport working on the main Beijing National Stadium (in conjunction with Herzog and De Meuron), as architectural design lead on the Singapore Sports Hub, including the Singapore National Stadium, OCBC Aquatics and OCBC Arena, the Tokyo Olympic Stadium (working alongside Zaha Hadid Architects), Abu Dhabi National Stadium, and concept design architect on the Shaktar Donbass Arena.

“As a multidisciplinary practice working across multiple sectors, HASSELL is a natural fit for me and is aligned with the way I work as part of a team, always looking for the best possible outcome for the end user,” said Clive.

“I look forward to joining the international team at HASSELL and contributing to the outstanding projects not only in the UK and Europe, but across the globe,” he said.

Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian Bridge, Perth – Arup  
Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japan – Arup Sport and Zaha Hadid Architects
Beijing National Stadium, China – Arup Sport and Herzog and De Meuron

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Monday 16 January 2017
Ben Duckworth appointed to the Victorian Design Review Panel

HASSELL Principal Ben Duckworth has been appointed to the highly regarded Victorian Design Review Panel.

Consisting of architects, urban designers, landscape architects and planners, the panel provides independent and authoritative advice to government and statutory decision makers across Victoria about the design of significant development proposals.

As part of the panel Ben will review projects that are significant due to their site, context or complexity, or because they will establish a precedent of new development, and subsequently offer advice to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

On the appointment Ben said: “It’s a real privilege to be able to make a contribution to the design discussion in Victoria.”

Read more on the Victorian Design Review Panel.   

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  • Q&A: Matthew Shang, HASSELL

    Matthew Shang has amassed a prestigious portfolio over the 20 years he has been active in the interior design industry, most notably as co-founder of Singapore practice, Distillery, and as a principal at HASSELL, with which Distillery merged in 2015.

    Hospitality Interiors

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    Today’s modern university campus continues to evolve in response to a high degree of disruption. Technological, pedagogical and societal changes and challenges are altering the way we use and appreciate our university campuses. These are the views of Adam Davies who is a leading urban planner, designer and Principal at Hassell.

    The Urban Developer

  • Hive of activity – agile working design

    Agile workplaces that allow staff to choose where they work are making inroads in offices. Liza Young finds out how such spaces will work alongside wellbeing principles.

    CIBSE Journal

  • Creating an Active Waterfront

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  • Medibank In Melbourne Champions Green Architecture And Workplace Wellness

    An Australian workplace demonstrates how its championing of green architecture and design provides a comfortable and healthy environment for its workers while enhancing their sense of well-being.


  • State Library of NSW to undergo $15m revamp

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  • Hotel design needs to accommodate the ‘blurred lines’ across our lives

    HASSELL Principal, Matthew Shang gives his take on the changing face of hospitality design ...
    Hospitality Interiors 

  • 5 Mins With HASSELL’s Glenn Scott

    The new ICC is a jewel in the redesigned face of modern Sydney. We sat down Glenn Scott, Principal at international design practice HASSELL and Joint ICC Architecture Director, to understand more about the project and what makes him tick.

  • Reclaiming the wild in our public spaces

    It’s part of our DNA to be drawn towards wild and tactile nature. And globally, there is a growing shift to let it creep back in to our cities, to resist the over-programmed, sanitised and manicured public spaces to which we have become accustomed.
    The Urban Developer

  • Galleries need to move away from the traditional white box

    The Louvre doesn’t do it, and neither does the Guggenheim. The Tate Modern’s new galleries make a good job of it, and the Hepworth Wakefield contemporary art gallery in Yorkshire gets close.
    Adelaide Review

  • Reinventing unused spaces and turning them into parks

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  • Robb Society - Carrie Ho

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    Robb Report

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    The Straits Times

  • Finger paintings

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    FX Magazine

  • Dennis Ho on Monocle Radio

    Hong Kong’s booming infrastructure projects pull in architects from all over the world. Dennis Ho moved back to Hong Kong earlier this year after spending more than 20 years working for London-based architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harvour + Partners. We visit him at his new digs in North Point.
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    Architecture and Design

  • The Art of Business Travel

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