People may think that an architect’s role is to come up with a design and drawings for their built project. This is certainly one tangible outcome of architectural service, the consequence of an involved design process. Beyond the outcomes, the design process is primarily a facilitated decision making process, using design thinking to arrive at the most appropriate outcome for the site and for an owner’s needs.  


In instances where there are multiple households and multiple titles to consider, w...

June 13, 2018

I met Neville after he heard me speaking on a recent radio interview, and got in touch to share his co-ownership story. It is a wonderful lived experience of unrelated people sharing ownership of a property that has been successful for over 17 years, with many benefits to all parties involved.

If you have a similar story which you might like to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Could you describe your current living arrangement?


My wife and I (both in our mid-60s and retired) share ou...

June 7, 2018

As you may have noticed, we launched our crowdfunding campaign for the Re-Imagine Your Street initiative last Friday. This is a crowdfunding campaign where The Henry Project is supporting two streets in the Fremantle area to raise funds for, and then create, their own individual neighbourhood spaces. We want to make our streets great places to gather, share meals, take some time out, play and get to know each together. 

The response so far has been heartwarming with contributions from as far afie...

May 23, 2018

The Henry Project philosophy is built on the idea that we can live better with less. It challenges societal norms about how big our homes should be, in particular when we consider the cost that large and  excessive amounts of built form have on our lives. Certainly there is a financial cost, and this impacts on the quality of our lives. As we take on the burden of large housing debt to live in the popular and accepted way, many of our life decisions come to revolve around how to meet the burden...

May 21, 2018

This recent schematic design stage work was undertaken in collaboration with Clare Mengler, with the intent being to deliver an exploration of options for a multi-unit residential development on an approx 1000m2 site in Beaconsfield, within The City of Fremantle.

Having identified that the site fell within an area that would be subject to the proposed Freo Alternative Scheme, we suggested to our client a schematic design scope of works where we could analyse and compare the possibilities within b...

May 18, 2018

This schematic design stage work was undertaken for a North Perth site with a beautiful existing 1930's bungalow.  The owner was interested in developing the site as an investment property, retaining either one or both of the units, with a view to rent them out. He was particularly interested in the idea of professional rentals and was keen to explore ideas which The Henry Project is passionate about: namely how to allow multiple households to live independently within the one dwelling, and incr...

March 19, 2018

A couple of years ago I was visiting a co-housing community, and I asked one of the residents what they thought was the biggest benefit of this way of life. Her answer: "It is the way towards world peace" floored me with its enormity. And yet, how else could we ever aim for something so ambitious as world peace, except by working out how to live together well in our individual households? Time and again, co-housing and co-living communities show in simple, practical and everyday ways, what valui...