Base Architecture and Phorm Architecture + Design have joined forces to create PHASE. These two companies have forged a professional alliance, working together to design the centerpiece of the Cova development at Hope Island on the Gold Coast as part of a select design competition for Australand. The design of The Promenade Precinct encompasses public green space and boardwalks along the marina, pavilion residences at the water’s edge, waterside terraces and waterfront apartments, as well as restaurant, retail and recreation facilities. Design work is due to start in August.


We have been eating a lot of cake this year with all the good news and celebrations we have been having so far.

New Employees

We would like to welcome Sasha Hakimian to Base as a Graduate of Architecture. Sasha is proving herself to be a valuable member of the Base Team as she played a key role in the development of the Cova design presentation.

We would also like to welcome Ashleigh Jacobsen to the team as our new Office Manager. Jess will be leaving us to go on to her ‘real’ job in the field of Social Work.

Lastly, we would like to welcome Joel Hutchines to the team. He is joining Base as a student architect on his year out from Bond University and is already proving to be a great addition to our small team!


Congratulations to John Hyde who has recently become a registered Architect. All the hard work and study paid off, well done passing both the written test and interview the first time.

Baby News

The good news and well wishes for John continue as we welcome to the world Alfie Valentine Hyde, John and Poppie’s daughter. She was born 4:30am on the 22nd of May, happy and healthy.


Congratulations to Giova Castillo who recently became one of Australia’s newest citizens. Well done for being able to answer many questions about Australia that most of us could not in the final citizenship test.


We said bon voyage to Chris as he jet set to Peru for some altitude training for Tough Mudder, sightseeing and a catch up with his family who have been travelling in different parts of the world recently. Shortly we will also be seeing Kelly off for a month as she also goes to visit family and travel in America and Mexico. Be safe and have fun Kelly.


This month we saw two long standing members of the Base team depart. Jess, our friendly office manager who had been studying to become a social worker, recently graduated and has ventured out into the big world to tackle her ‘real job’. Hannah, being the dedicated student that she is has decided to take a year off and concentrate her efforts into her new found university at UQ. Base wish them both all the best.



Tough Mudder

Base has decided to enter Tough Mudder 2013. This 20km course includes 21 grueling obstacles and looks like fantastic fun, if not a bit intimidating. A group of 8 have been pushed to their limits at training in the lead up to the event, with training recently being increased from one to two sessions per week. Our personal trainer, Zac has been trying to replicate the fatigue we will feel and activate the muscles and endurance we will need. To help prepare, our team has also completed two smaller lead up obstacle races, Spartan and True Grit. With only 4 weeks of training to go now, we will soon see how ready we are for this physical and mental group challenge.


Base netball team has been reformed and we are excited to get on top of the ladder again. Let us know if you are keen to be a fill in for our forever flakey team mates.