Insight is where the POWE team share our thoughts with you on issues affecting our industry from design to procurement, planning changes to market trends.

May 20, 2020

As the COVID19 Lockdown makes us spend much more time at home, we may be rethinking our current housing. But how to decide Should I stay or should I go?

May 6, 2020

aka office vibes during the lockdown and how we’re REALLY doing It’s hump day of week 6 of COVID19 Lockdown. While we have been – and still are – regularly checking in with each other in the team, and asking RUOK…? But how are we really feeling as we ride this COVIDCoaster? From an Office Manager’s observation, it has been a rollercoaster of emotion amongst our team. Some may argue that architects may tend to be more emotional than other...

April 28, 2020

A month into lockdown life and for some of us, the lack of face-to-face human interaction is starting to take a toll with events we had been looking forward to cancelled or transitioned to an online format.

April 6, 2020

Two weeks into pandemic lockdown, Michael Ellis considers remote working and what the new normal might look like after the lockdown lifts.

March 25, 2020

Iona Mansfield shares her learning and inspiration gained from the recent Archintensive conference.

March 25, 2020

In the pursuit of quality architecture, we embrace exciting new advances in 3D technologies which enable us to inhabit our designed buildings virtually, providing a sense of place before a shovel breaks the ground.

March 25, 2020

Matthew Johnson reveals why POWE Architects chose to be amongst the first in Australia to implement the NBS Chorus specification system.

March 24, 2020

Liz Montesinos shares her highlights from the 2020 Architecture Symposium, including inspiring use of green space and landform.

September 26, 2019

Brisbane Open House is celebrating is 10th year running giving Brisbanites the opportunity for a behind the scenes look at some of the city’s iconic buildings. With over 100 buildings and spaces open for viewing, it’s difficult to know where to start. Michael Ellis compiled a list of personal favourites that he's either already seen or keen to see.

September 24, 2019

“Will BIM cost me more?” As the construction industry has evolved, it's a question that we are hearing more often during our discussions with clients and contractors. The answer is... "Well, it depends..."

September 19, 2019

David Evans discusses the Circular Economy, a topic he's keen to hear more about at the upcoming Urbanity Conference in October 2019.

June 26, 2019

What a difference a Federal Election result makes. An unprecedented return to confidence in the property market has followed the unexpected 2019 election outcome. Our Director, Len Powe, shares his thoughts following the 2019 Federal election result.

June 26, 2019

As Australians spend over 90% of their time indoors, our associate, Michel Ellis, considers how architects & engineers are seeking to deliver healthier buildings & shares some insights on Arup and Bates Smart's Tall Timber Building, 25 King Street.

June 26, 2019

An architect, a client and a technologist walk into a conference and you won’t believe what happened next… Matthew Johnson shares his learning from BiLT 2019.

June 18, 2019

The Dawn of the Super Neighbourhood Centre; David Evans shares his insights into what makes a memorable retail experience.