ASHLEY HALLIDAY is an acclaimed contemporary architecture and interior design practice rapidly drawing attention for its high profile and award winning work. Current projects include the new Kangaroo Island Air Terminal, Plant 4 Bowden, AGT Grain Research Center, and several bespoke houses.
Born in Adelaide, Director Ashley Halliday is deeply connected with, proud of, and inspired by things uniquely South Australian. The practice was founded in 2011 after Ashley had accumulated considerable experience as Principal with Hassell, leading the design development and executive delivery of several nationally and internationally significant public projects.
Today, Ashley is forging a fresh and energetic practice at the leading edge of design and project delivery in South Australia.
Ashley’s signature architecture is rapidly drawing attention for its context-sensitivity, ambitious creativity, design innovation and attention to detail. Ashley places strong emphasis on the discipline of planning and the translation of complex forms and spatial programs into simplified forms. Modernistic design principles and poetics of light, space, form, and movement are underpinned by a creative, practical, and thoughtfully-considered approach to construction detailing. Clients value the practice’s strong track record in designing unique and brilliantly simple buildings and interiors that achieve all aspects of the core brief – cost, time, quality and function – whist delivering something different.
Ashley advocates for a holistic approach to design, an approach that goes beyond the obvious design problem, considering a broader spectrum of design considerations alongside commerciality including aesthetics, sustainability, culture and community. Through this approach his practice is exploring architecture’s potency in creating unique cultural landscapes and memory.
ASHLEY HALLIDAY comprises a team of talented and creative design thinkers and design partners who work collaboratively together in a sociable and professional studio environment. Ashley is actively involved in a range of design and construction industry initiatives and has been engaged by the State Government’s Office for Design and Architecture’s as a Capital City Design Review Panel member since 2014.
Recent peer design and industry awards include:
John Schenk Award – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alts & Additions) Dutton Terrace alterations – 2017
Sustainable Architecture Award Plant 4, Bowden – 2017
Commercial Architecture – Commendation Plant 4, Bowden – 2017
John S Chappel Award – Residential Architecture – Houses (New) West End Residence – 2017
ARCHITECTURE CAN OFFER MORE THAN AESTHETICS, PRACTICAL FUNCTION AND COMMERCIAL REWARD. ARCHITECTURE HAS THE POWER TO ELICIT A WIDE ARRAY OF EMOTIONS AND ENRICH PEOPLES LIVES, TO EVOKE FEELINGS OF JOY, PRIDE AND RELIEF, TO PRODUCE PLACES OF GREAT PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCE, CULTURAL MEMORY AND BEAUTY – ASHLEY HALLIDAY
We were thrilled to have received peer recognition for the following awards at this years Australian Institute of Architecture SA Chapter Awards. Thank-you to our Clients Susanna & Tim Proudman (Dutton terrace) and Renewal SA (Plant 4 Bowden) for supporting South Australian design and granting us the opportunity to work on such exciting and worthwhile […]
Ashley Halliday has accepted an invitation to continue as a panel member of DPTI’s Design Review Program led by Government and Associate Government Architect’s Kirsteen Mackay and Nick Tridente. A panel member since June 2015, Ashley will continue to join expert peers over the next 2 years to review significant projects within the City of […]
Plant 4 Bowden was featured on Australia By Design on Channel 10, Saturday the 12th. Ashley was interviewed by former work colleague and SA Integrated Design Commissioner Tim Horton about Plant 4’s special significance and success at the heart of Bowden’s community. As Horton quipped ‘… every market needs to have a Town Square …”, […]
A key differentiator of our practice is our thoughtful consideration, attention to detail and capacity to explore new ideas. Our project work is unusually broad and varied for a small practice and consistently exposes us to new systems and processes that are wide-open to innovative design-thinking and the creation of unique new processes and products. […]