rothelowman – cracking the matrix

Rothelowman have 140 staff in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Melbourne office has over 80 staff and is located in a warehouse building in Southbank, featuring a beautiful truss roof. The architecture and interiors of the office fit-out showcase the firms skills in commercial design and their ability to create wonderful spaces to be in.

This is my 4th week at Rothelowman and with my business partner Ben Pomroy we aim to grow the business in NSW, through innovative and creative thinking – an emerging design firm in the Sydney market. Rothelowman has 25 years of experience in a variety of project types including; residential, commercial, retail, master plan and mixed-use. Our ability to integrate Interior Design with Architecture, provides our clients with a holistic approach to design.

I posted a photo on Instagram when I visited the Melbourne office last week and could not believe the attention it received. Generally happy to receive 20 likes…. actually even 1 is good!. This photo cracked the matrix, gaining over 1000 likes. I believe this was a sign, I had made the right choice to move to Rothelowman, but happy to hear of any other reasons for this anomaly?

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CoC Morning Tea / Industry Update

Last week, Crone Architects and SJB Architects chaired a Champions of Change (CoC) morning tea at the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) in Tusculum.

The inaugral event will be a regular session whereby the CoC leaders, invite architects, partners and their children to a morning tea session to discuss Gender Equity in the Workplace. The CoC members gave an update on the Champions of Change program and discussed collectively the difficulties for parents re-entering the work place after extended leave. The sessions will be an open forum to discuss Gender Equity and the Agreed Actions proposed by the CoC group. These include the following key areas;

  1. Mainstream Flexibility
  2. Modify Culture of being Always Available
  3. Plan Careers Early
  4. On Ramp, Off Ramp and everything else in between: Enabling successful career breaks and part-time work
  5. Reflect on Personal Leadership Style using the Leadership Shadow model
  6. Launch a Panel Pledge campaign within Architecture
  7. Plus One
  8. Submissions Ratio
  9. Networking Calendar
  10. Activate Networking

We had a great turnout on Monday of approximately 25 mums and dads and prams. There were quiet a few vocal parents and young ones who contributed to the discussions which made the morning tea very productive.

Representing Crone architects was Erica Teicher, Eva Ponsati and Anna Van Hees. Anna provided great insight into her experiences having recently come back from a parental leave break.

Crone provided a briefing on the firms commitment to Diversity in the office and highlighted areas they would like to improve in the future.

You can find our presentation slides on the link below;

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Clyde Tree Relocation

An amazing mature tree re-location system used in Victoria.

could you imagine having a child with autism?

I know I couldn’t. In fact I wouldn’t even know how hard it would be to raise a child that had no disabilities. I imagine pretty tough but totally awesome.

Next weekend 3 April, I’m doing a swim with a bunch of kind people for an event named swim 4 autism at the abc pool in Woolloomooloo. We swim for 5 hours in a relay and raise funds for the Giant Steps Foundation. If you had a few spare dollars we would be very appreciative of your contribution. 

You can donate to the link below or to the LOOBULLS team.

https://swim4autism2016.everydayhero.com/au/michael-banak

https://swim4autism2016.everydayhero.com/au/michael-banak
  
Thanks for your time and happy Easter!

Michael

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