Our latest work as ‘alliance partners’ to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW on designing their Port Macquarie Dementia Friendly Garden was recently featured by Cultivate NSW as part of their winter issue on ‘Dementia Awareness’. The sensory garden will be used by people living with dementia, their carers and their families to promote physical, emotional and psychologial benefits through a range of tailored dementia sensitive experiences. Once the garden opens in August we will provide you with the full run down on the design thinking behind this one of a kind garden.

Read the Cultivate NSW article here 

Sym Studio are thrilled to have our work for Avalon Beach Place Vision featured as a Case Study in the inaugural issued of ‘In Place’, an innovative online magazine published by Place Leaders Asia Pacific. The inaugural issue is titled ‘Connected in Place’ and showcases the variety of disciplines involved in the ever evolving identity of ‘Place Leadership’ and inspires us in imagining what the future of our places could be.

Read the full article here

The Avalon Beach Cultural Mapping Project is focused on celebrating and documenting Avalon Beach’s rich cultural assets and at the same time providing a tool for future planning and development. This innovative project includes a Youth Mapping Project that provides Barrenjoey High School students from years 9 and 10 a voice in the cultural planning process and a unique opportunity to work with local artist mentors to create artworks to be showcased at Avalon Market Day 2016.

The project will build upon the Avalon Beach Vision and ensure future planning acknowledges the rich cultural and creative diversity of Avalon Beach.

This grass roots initiative is hosted by Eramboo Artist Environment, supported by Avalon Preservation Association and coordinated by a small team of professional volunteer locals with in-principle support from the Northern Beaches Council. Volunteer sponsors are Sue Boaden Cultural Planner, Sym Studio, Martin McCallum Producer, Simone Jarvis Real Estate and Kay Richardson of Young Gourmet.

Avalon Beach Youth Youth Cultural Mapping Poster pdf

Avalon Beach Vision document pdf news