An article in The Age highlights an increasing trend for inner-city councils to mandate that developers retain a project’s architect for the entire life of the project.

Councils including Port Phillip, Darebin, Moreland and Yarra are leading the way in requiring the architect’s ongoing involvement in the buildings they are commissioned to create.

Talking with The Age Property Editor Simon Johanson, Rothelowman Managing Principal Shane Rothe and Victorian Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Jon Clements, both discuss the benefits of the practice, arguing that higher design outcomes and maintaining integrity of projects is ensured when architects manage developments end-to-end.

Read the article here

Pictured: developer Hamton’s 600-apartment Haven and Eden development in Victoria Street, Abbotsford designed by architects ROTHELOWMAN