Detention

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.

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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, we openly partner and collaborate to innovate and generate positive outcomes for our broader communities and societies

Economic

Understanding the principles of return social, environmental, personal and fiscal investment and the complexity of factors that stimulate benefit such as employment generation, community gain, alternative revenues and financial models, affordability, overall value for money and total cost of ownership, we unlock the potential of true economic benefits

Environmental

Conscious of where we live, play and work, through the application of innovative design techniques our projects minimise negative impact on the environment and create opportunity for environmental wellbeing, to leave the world in better health

Educative

Committed to maintaining the benefits of social, economic and environmental achievements, we work actively towards closing the learning cycle, 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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  • 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.
  • 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 Architect/Technician Sunshine Coast

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

  • Human Resources and Quality Assurance Manager Brisbane

    MODE has a fantastic opportunity for a professional HR and QA Manager in our Head office in Brisbane… 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 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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