Snapshot

MODE is synonymous with innovation, flexibility and a fresh approach to design. Our vision is to create places that not only embody the sensibilities of our clients and their end users, but are also responsive both to environmental change and cultural well-being. We exceed expectations through inclusion, innovation and best practice outcomes.

Our vision is to create real value across a quadruple bottom line of Social, Environmental, Economic and Educative Metrics.

MODE is a business of ten design studios throughout Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam employing talented designers and technicians in architecture, urban design, master planning, interior design, landscape architecture and graphic design. With global capabilities through our strong international alliances, MODE has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects across a range of specialist sectors.

MODE is at the forefront of research and consideration for how projects are understood, owned and received within communities, and how projects can be optimised through collaborative efforts. Our business embodies a history of commitment to relationships with staff, partners, collaborators and our communities.

Our Innovation Capitalisation™ framework delivers outcomes for our clients that value add to their businesses, communities and partners. Innovation Capitalisation™ is a philosophy we use to deliver projects that achieve the optimal outcomes measured against four key metrics.

Philosophy & Design

Social

Passionate about problem solving, MODE openly partners and collaborates in order to innovate and generate positive outcomes for the broader community and society as a whole.

Economic

Understanding the principles of return on social, environmental, personal and fiscal investment; in conjunction with a complexity of factors that stimulate benefits, such as, employment generation, community gain, alternative revenues and financial models, affordability, overall value for money and total cost of ownership.

Environmental

MODE are conscious of where people live, play and work. Through the application of innovative design techniques, MODE projects minimise negative impacts on the environment and create opportunity for environmental wellbeing.

Educative

Committed to maintaining the benefits of social, economic and environmental achievements, MODE works actively towards closing the learning gap, believing that the built environment has the capacity to enhance all our lives and contribute to who we are.

Design
Environmental
Economic
Educative

Awards

The many industry awards our work has received is a testament to the dedication of our designers.

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  • 2017

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Tracy Memorial Award

    Bullocky Point Education Prescinct

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Interior Design Award

    Bullocky Point Education Prescinct

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Education Architecture NT Chapter

    Bullocky Point Education Prescinct

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Small Project (Commendation)

    Asbuild Office

  • 2016

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Sustainable Architecture

    Charles Darwin University Trade Training Centre

    IPWEAQ Excellence Awards Sunshine Coast

    Jack Morgan Park Upgrade Project (Stage One)

  • 2015

    Ipswich City Council for Excellence in Design

    USQ Education Gateways Building

  • 2014

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional George Chaloupka Award for Interior Architecture

    CDU: Innovative Media Production Studio

    Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation for Commercial Architecture

    Cicada Lodge

    Master Builders Association Queensland Award for Health & Education Facilities up to $3 million

    JCU Mater Mackay Clinical Training Facility

    Master Builders Association Queensland Award for Tourism & Hospitality Facilities up to $5 million

    Coppabella Mine

  • 2013

    Property Council of Australia Retail Design Award

    Boab Cafe

    Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Commendation for Multiple Housing

    Richmond Apartments

  • 2012

    Urban Design Institute of Australia Affordable Housing Finalist

    Richmond Apartments

    Urban Design Institute of Australia Best Large Medium Density Development

    Century Apartments

    World Architecture News Awards for Education Long List

    The Essington School

  • 2011

    Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Peregian Beach House

    Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Ludmilla Tropical House

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Commendation for Urban Design

    Casuarina Police Station

  • 2010

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Award for Public Architecture

    The Essington School

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional People's Choice Award

    The Essington School

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Commendation for Public Architecture

    Banyan House Therapeutic Community

    World Architecture News Awards for Top 32 Civic Buildings Worldwide

    Bargara Cultural and Community Centre

  • 2008

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Burnett Award for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Batchelor Pad

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Award for Small Project Architecture

    Batchelor Pad

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional People's Choice Award

    Batchelor Pad

    Australian Government National Capital Authority Design Competition Runner Up

    Australian Peacekeeping Memorial

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Suncorp Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing

    Oxenham Apartments

    Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Commendation for Public Architecture

    North Lakes Community Centre

  • 2007

    Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards Overall Winner

    Ramsgate Residences

  • 2006

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Commendation for Public Architecture

    Tennant Creek Renal Unit

  • 2005

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Burnett Award for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Hardiman House

    Territory Construction Association Award for Excellence in Building for the Northern Territory

    Hardiman House

    Territory Construction Association Award for Excellence in houses over $401,000

    Hardiman House

  • 2004

    Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards Divisional Certificate of Merit - Urban Planning Achievement Award

    Valley Heart Master Plan

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional JG Knight Award for Heritage Architecture

    Government House, Heritage Precinct Conservation

    Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation for Commercial Architecture

    Montego's on the Bay

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Suncorp Award for Excellence in Small Retail / Commercial

    Montego's on the Bay

  • 2002

    Bendigo Bank Award for Excellence (Design)

    Ivory's Rock Conference Centre Pavilion

    Bendigo Bank Award for Excellence (Special Projects)

    Ivory's Rock Conference Centre Pavilion

  • 2001

    Australian Institute of Architects National Commendation for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Johnson-Kroon Residence

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Award for Public Architecture

    Royal Darwin Hospital Child Care Centre

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional JG Knight Award for Heritage Architecture

    Wesleyan Methodist Church

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Burnett Award for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Johnson-Kroon Residence

    Master Builders Association National Project of the Year (Homes between $350,000 and $500,000)

    Hardiman House

    Master Builders Association Queensland Project of the Year (Commercial Buildings $1 - $10 million)

    RAAF Amberley

    Bendigo Bank Award for Excellence (Design)

    Ivory's Rock Campground Amenities and Enviroflow Waste Water Treatment

    Bendigo Bank Award for Excellence (Special Projects)

    Ivory's Rock Campground Amenities and Enviroflow Waste Water Treatment

  • 2000

    Australian Institute of Architects National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture

    Royal Darwin Hospital Child Care Centre

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional Award for Environmental Design

    Royal Darwin Hospital Child Care Centre

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Burnett Award for Residential Architecture (Houses)

    Sanderson House

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional People's Choice Award

    Sanderson House

    Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Regional JG Knight Award for Heritage Architecture

    Springvale Homestead

  • 1998

    Gold Coast City Council Urban Design Award

    Canterbury College Master Plan

  • 1995

    Australian Institute of Architects North Queensland Regional Commendation for Public Architecture

    North Goonyella Mine

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Careers

We are always on the look out for talented staff
to join our team across various functions in
the practice.

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MODE is a dynamic practice that fosters a culture of creative problem solving in a traditional open studio atmosphere. Our talented designers are well versed at understanding the needs of our clients and work collectively amongst the broader team, consultants and contractors to deliver innovative design solutions across a broad range of sectors.

If your personal values align with ours, you have a creative mindset and aren't afraid to think outside the square, feel free to get in touch.
  • Senior Landscape Architect Sydney

    We are currently seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to join our Sydney Studio. Revit skills are strongly desired, with report writing skills an asset.
    The successful Senior Landscape Architect candidate will have the following attributes:
    • Have a high level of design experience in large scale master planning, urban design and design documentation
    • Experienced in taking projects from concept design through to construction
    • Strong understanding of design philosophy and collaborative design processes
    • Highly skilled in Auto Cad, the Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch Up. Skills in Revit are strongly desired. Applicants must be

    Microsoft Office proficient
    • Report writing skills will be seen as an asset
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or equivalent is essential
    • Master planning and/or similar qualifications will be considered valuable

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to work within a wider team and also autonomously. You will be well suited to working in a fast-paced office environment which is focused on delivering great project outcomes, on time and on budget.
    This is a permanent position, providing an exciting opportunity to develop and contribute within our growing practice and to further your professional career. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and skills of the successful candidates.

    If you meet the above criteria, please forward your application including a cover letter, CV and portfolio in pdf format via email to hr@modedesign.com.au (please include the job title in the subject line).

    You must have the right to live and work full time hours in Australia to apply for these jobs. Due to the urgency to commence these roles, applicants requiring visa sponsorship will not be considered.

    Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held late August early September.. Read more

    Apply now

  • Interior Designer – NSW / VIC Interiors Lead Sydney

    • Fast-growing, multidisciplinary design practice with strong industry reputation
    • Key leadership role with local and remote team
    • Fabulous new office in Surry Hills, close to dining, entertainment, transport

    THE ROLE
    As a key member of the MODE Management Team, you’ll be leading the growth of our Interiors portfolio, promoting design excellence and innovation, mentoring a talented team of young and experienced Interior Designers, building upon existing client relationships and seeking out new business opportunities. You’ll take projects from inception to completion, working closely with clients, consultants, project managers, and designers. This role would suit a multi-skilled candidate who can holistically build the Interiors portfolio in scale and design innovation.

    THE PERSON
    You will be a self-motivated, quality-driven individual, with tertiary qualifications in Interior Design / Interior Architecture. You have developed superior design and documentation skills, construction knowledge and the ability to manage projects while working on large and small projects in the workplace, multi-residential and health sectors. You collaborate seamlessly across disciplines with sector and project leaders and can demonstrate strong working relationships with your internal and external clients. Most importantly, you’re a dynamic, creative, passionate designer who loves to inspire your team and your clients.
    To be successful in this role, we anticipate you having the following skills & experience:
    Essential
    • Extensive experience in front end concept work, design detailing and presentation skills
    • Strong understanding of Revit for directing a team in regards to modelling, documentation and presentation outputs
    • Experience in preparing submissions, tenders and EOIs for government and private sector clients
    • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
    • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to manage and mentor a team of Interior Designers
    • Ability to coordinate with Interior Design sector leaders nationally
    Beneficial
    • Exposure to business development and client relationship building
    • Proficient with InDesign Suite
    This is a permanent full time position with an immediate start. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and skills of the successful candidate.

    If you meet the above criteria, please forward your application including covering letter and CV via email to HR@modedesign.com.au

    Please also state the job title in the subject line of your application email.

    Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held late August early September.

    Apply now

  • Architectural Graduate Sydney

    We encourage Architectural Graduates with project portfolios from any industry sector to apply for the role of Architectural Graduate in our Sydney Studio. Read more

  • Interior Designer Melbourne

    An exciting opportunity exists for an Interior Designer with minimum 5 years post grad experience to join our Melbourne studio. .. Read more

  • Senior Landscape Architect Auckland

    We are currently looking for a Senior Landscape Architect in our Auckalnd office.. Read more

  • Senior Architect Auckland

    We are currently looking for a Senior Architect with 10+ years of experience in our Auckland Office. If you think this sounds like you please apply.. Read more

  • Project Architect Sydney

    MODE are currently searching for an experienced Project Architect to work on various stages of Residential and Community Projects in our Sydney Studio.. Read more

  • Revit Architects/Technicians Brisbane

    MODE encourage Revit capable Architects, Architectural Graduates and Technicians with project portfolios from any industry sector to apply to join our Brisbane Studio.. Read more

  • Project Architect / Experienced Architectural Graduate Brisbane

    MODE would like Architects or experienced Architectural Graduates with project portfolios from any industry sector to apply to join our Brisbane Studio.. Read more

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