A Year of Celebration

13 December 2023

Authored by Hayball

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on a year of celebration. Len Hayball, Ric Leonard and Rob Stent came together in conversation to look back on the early days of the practice.


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We’ve been honoured by a suite of award wins this year.

Our housing project in Dunlop Avenue won the Good Design Award, while the Hilltops Young High School Library won Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awards for Educational Architecture and Sustainability, and Domremy College’s Nano Nagle Learning Centre received a Special Commendation Award at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Planning & Design Awards

Nightingale Village, on which we collaborated with five leading practices, has taken home a long list of accolades including the top awards for Multiple Housing and Sustainability at both the Dezeen Awards and AIA National Architecture Awards.

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Our new Social Value framework is helping us to measure the impact of our designs.

We collaborated with industry peers and the Australian Social Value Bank to publish a Social Value Pilot Study, which recently received an Innovation award from the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA). This work will be progressed next year following the receipt of the Alastair Swayn Design Thinking Grant.

Social Value Pilot Study

Hayball wishes our clients, collaborators and colleagues a safe and restorative festive season, and a wonderful year ahead.

Our offices will be closed from Friday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 8 January next year.