Madefromideas

Lyons is a creative practice that works design into the heart of everything we do. We make architecture from ideas – big ideas of course – but also subtle and small ones, visual ideas or technological ones, complex ideas or just practical ones. Our experienced, specialist team will bring you deep into every creative discussion to deliver designs that shape, serve, and support communities all around Australia.

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It’s an honour to be widely recognised by local and international peers for our design excellence and big ideas in architecture.

NAIDOC Week 2021

This NAIDOC 2021 theme – #HealCountry! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for Indigenous lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

[ Lyons in VIC ] Take an @aia_la #VirtualTour of @unimelb's #NewStudentPrecinct with Lyons Principal Sam Hunter & @koningeizenberg Principal Nathan Bishop. 📅 Wednesday, 9 December at 11am AEDT 💰 Free—book via link in bio. This 37,000 square metre project makes improvements to five existing buildings and includes the addition of two new buildings. The new precinct will be open and welcoming, placing cultural recognition and student experience at the forefront of its design. BOOK NOW. Led by Lyons with @koningeizenberg @aspectstudios #NMBW @greenawayarchitects @architectseat @breathearchitecture @glaslandscape - - - #lyonsarchitecture #event #behindthescenes #architecture #AIA #LAarchitect #DesignAwards #ArchRecord #ArchMagazine #ArchPaper #ArchitectureLover #InstitutionalDesign #university #australianarchitecture

We are honoured to have two projects featured in a new @thamesandhudsonau #monograph 'MMXX: Two Decades of Architecture in Australia'. Written by @cameronjamesbruhn, this new publication highlights the story behind Australia's most #IconicArchitecture in the first two decades of the 21st century. Amongst the pages you'll find features on @yagansquare and @rmituniversity's #NewAcademicStreet as well as essays and the projects that defined #AustralianArchitecture over the last two decades. Pre-order online at Thames and Hudson AU. -- Yagan Square designed by Lyons in collaboration with ASPECT Studios & iredale pedersen hook architects. RMIT New Academic Street designed by Lyons with MvSArchitects, NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison & White & Maddison Architects. - - - #lyonsarchitecture #MMXXbook #monograph

[ Lyons in VIC ] Last week the scaffolding surrounding @fintona.girls.school's Beyond Science Centre was removed, providing a first look at the exquisite details of the brick facade. The #FractalDesign of the #facade was developed using an algorithm which processed mathematical and scientific equations into 2D imagery representing both disciplines. This progress report is testement to our clients, project teams and builders @mccorkell_constructions who have excelled under extenuating circumstances. #Scroll for an exclsive #behindthescenes look. - - - #lyonsarchitecture #bts #behindthescenes #renders #architectural_design #workinprogress #process #architecture #stemeducation #stemgirls #wip #workinprogress #progressreport #construction

[ Lyons in NSW ] @westernsydneyu's #BankstownCampus reached an exciting milestone this week with the first #sod turned and early works commencing. We're thrilled to see this project proceed to the next stage. Upon its completion this vertical campus building will be equipped to accommodate 10,000 students and 1,000 staff across 19 storeys. More to come. Client: @westernsydneyu Architect: Lyons Developer: @walkercorporation - - - #lyonsarchitecture #wip #workinprogress #construction #behindthescenes #bankstown #universityofwesternsydney

[ Lyons in ACT ] We're thrilled to share a first look @awmemorial's C.E.W Bean Building expansion, currently in the design phase. This refurbishment significantly extends the scale of the existing C.E.W. Bean Building to create a new world-class research centre and consolidation of current operational and administrative functions from the main building – optimising space for galleries and commemorative areas. More to come. Follow @awmemorial for updates and unique stories from our collective history. - - - #lyonsarchitecture #CharlesBean #australianwarmemorial #CharlesEdwinWoodrowBean #architecutre #render #wip #workinprogress #behindthescenes

MEET THE TEAM PRINCIPALS It's hard to avoid catching Sam Hunter's passion when he starts to unpack ideas, concepts or design theories. A Principal of Lyons, he's an architect who is inspired by places that intricately weave geography and history into their built form—a methodology born from deep thought and experienced practice. This passion is firmly embedded in Sam’s approach across all aspects of his practice—from designing unique, cultural projects like the #SpringvaleCommunityHub and @koorie_heritage_trust_inc to his role as Sessional Design Tutor in the Masters of #Architecture programs at both @rmituniversity and the @unimelb. - - - #lyonsarchitecture #teamfeature #behindthescenes #bts #architecture #principals

Thanks to @marcusconstructions for capturing such a unique viewpoint of a well-loved #LyonsArchitecture project. Three years on @rmituniversity's #NewAcademicStreet is still turning heads. Designed by Lyons with @mvsarchitects, NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, and @maddisonarchitects. - - - #architecture #architecturephotography #photooftheday #melbourne #aerialphotography

[ Lyons in TAS ] These beautiful photos have us admiring much more than the #Devonport shoreline. From above the waterfront it's fantastic to see Stage 2 of #DevonportLivingCity—the Waterfront Park—coming together. Thanks to the Devonport City Council for sharing these brilliant #drone images with us, featuring the Devonport Library and Paranaple Centre in the background. More #milestones and #workinprogress updates to come. - - - #lyonsarchitecture #architecture #design #architects #devonporttas #northwesttasmania #tasmanianarchitecture #urbandesign #publicarchitecture #cityliving #devonport #wip

[ Lyons in VIC ] We're thrilled to share vicdhhs 's #NorthernHospital was recently topped out, it's soon-to-be-unmissable façade is almost complete and internal fit outs are progressing well within schedule. Achieving project #milestones on schedule and within budget while responding to rapidly changing State-wide regulations is no mean feat—but it's easily accomplished by our skilled project team and builders @kaneconstructions. More to come soon. - - - #architecture #construction #vicgovdhhs #wip #workinprogress #kaneconstruction #lyonsarchitecture #wip

#LyonsArchitecture—Today we're missing the towering scapers and angled edges of Melbourne's CBD. Which buildings do you miss catching glimpses of? A unique view of #41X's more brutalist side captured by @cilpics0. - - - #architecture #architecturephotography #photooftheday #archinerd #melbourne #melbournecity