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.

February 24, 2021

Understanding the value of project outcomes rather than project hours delivers better business outcomes for property developers, architects and all consultants. For Architects, billing by the hour makes as much sense as billing by the pixel, or by the drawing line or by the number of screws in the finished building.

February 24, 2021

David Evans & Matthew Johnson discuss how to best use an Architectural Service to extract the best skills and best value from the Consultant team and project.

November 5, 2020

Matthew Johnson shares his tips on mastering virtual meetings and translating this to keeping in touch with family and friends during this exceptional festive season.

November 5, 2020

Is Santa Claus coming to Town? Will he get stuck in Quarantine? Michael Ellis discusses the Christmas shopping experience in the COVID19 era.

September 9, 2020

A confidence booster for the property industry at grass roots will make Queensland Good to Go. Len shares his economic stimulus ideas.

September 9, 2020

Inspired by a series of events in the war on waste within our society, Michael Ellis shares his combat strategy against plastic bag overload.

June 18, 2020

What do we want in our return to offices? After an extended lockdown and remote working, we are about to re-enter the traditional office workplace; an excellent reason to break out of the office pigeonholes re-think, re-boot and re-vamp our approach to the office. But how best to approach this? Our Associate Director, David Evans considers some key points.

June 17, 2020

The POWE team recently hit the road for a snappy tour and photograph some recently completed projects. Our Architectural Graduate, Jayden Cronon, shares some tips for architectural photography.

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.