Due to unexpected growth, ARUP required an expansion office with significant programme pressure and against a procurement environment increasingly disrupted by bushfires, the TOLL hack and COVID-19.

Project Name: Arup Office Perth
Studio name: Hames Sharley
Project Size: 320 m2
Completion Date: 2020
Location: Perth , Australia
Photography: Doulas Mark Black

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Kitchen Space © Doulas Mark Black

The company took up level 8 of its existing building, a space already considered by six other potential tenants and dismissed because of its unusual layout.

The Hames Sharley design team worked with ARUP to understand how the organisation would work across the existing level 14 and the new level 8 in an ABW environment, using level 8 as a rotating team space or a potential joint venture project office.

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Interior Space © Doulas Mark Black

The layout included two oversized meeting/brainstorm rooms, a functional kitchen and a great deal of layout space that took functional cues from level 14 and replicated its finishes palette, to provide consistency.

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Sitting Space © Doulas Mark Black

Hames Sharley interrogated the supply chain to specify furniture and materials that would meet an aggressive programme, including workstations being installed on day eight of construction. We also supported ARUP through a hybrid tender process that allowed cost transparency and competition within a four-day pricing period.


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