About Xsquared Architects

Professional, Creative, Sustainable

Xsquared Architects is one of Tasmania’s leading architecture and sustainability practices. With offices in Hobart and Launceston, we currently have a team of 12 accomplished and experienced design, technical and administration professionals.

We are proud to be Tasmanian-based and consciously focus on delivering the majority of our work in lutruwita/Tasmania, albeit for a range of local, national and international clients.

We acknowledge the palawa and other First Nations people, their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and build our projects. Furthermore, we seek to understand and consider their cultural heritage, beliefs, sustainable practices, resourcefulness and interdependence with the land as part of our ongoing research for our projects.

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Our Values

Our Values

To be professional, profitable and to act with integrity.

To constantly seek to create new relationships and maintain and improve existing ones, both internal and external.

To put environmental, cultural, social and financial sustainability at the centre of our work and activity.

To make the health and wellbeing of employees a key consideration in decision-making.

Our Mission

To provide leadership to clients and our community.

To be creative, committed, passionate, professional and ethical.

To deliver environmentally, culturally, socially and financially sustainable architectural solutions.

Our Employer of Choice Award

Xsquared Architects is recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Tasmanian Government for demonstrating leading, contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for our staff. This achievement reflects the qualities of our people and the values, inspiration and energy that they bring to every project. We put the wellbeing of our employees at the centre of our decision making, invest heavily in continuing professional development and have a high staff retention rate. As a result, our clients can rely on our experienced, stable and dedicated team to deliver excellent results.

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Our Commitment to Quality

Xsquared Architects is committed to quality outcomes for all our projects, regardless of size and complexity. We are ISO9001 certified, which means our quality management system complies with international standards of quality assurance. Annually, we are independently audited to ensure we are monitoring, evaluating and modifying our policies, systems and procedures to improve all aspects of service delivery. This also ensures that our quality management system responds to the context and strategic direction of our practice and the requirements of our clients and other parties affected by our projects.

Further information on our commitment to quality can be found in our Quality Policy.

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Our Memberships

Australian Institute of Architects
(AIA)

Xsquared Architects is an A+ member of the AIA, which is the peak body for architecture in Australia. Members are required to adhere to a code of conduct, are committed to raising design standards and improving the built environment. Our team members have previously been involved in AIA committees.

Green Building Council of Australia
(GBCA)

Xsquared Architects is a member of the GBCA, which leads the sustainable transformation of the built environment, through their Green Star ratings system, education and advocacy.  Two of our projects have achieved GBCA 5 Star Green Star ratings:

 

 

Property Council of Australia
(PCA)

Xsquared Architects is a member of the PCA, which seeks to advocate on property industry issues and champion a strong industry on behalf of those who own, manage and develop property. Our Director, Peter Scott, is the Immediate Past Tasmanian President.

Learning Environments
Australasia (LEA)

Our Director, Alex Newman, is the Treasurer of the Tasmanian Chapter of LEA, which promotes quality design of learning spaces and professional development for educators, architects, designers and decision-makers.

Our Corporate Partnerships

As part of our mission to provide leadership to our community Xsquared Architects currently sponsors two corporate partners; The Link Youth Health Service and the Property Council of Australia Tasmania Division.

The Link Youth Health Service

The Link Youth Health Service provides support to young people in Hobart including free and confidential health and wellbeing services for those aged 12-25 and is the lead agency for headspace Hobart. Our involvement with The Link from 2022 has included:

  • Donation of two life saving defibrillators for the two buildings in Liverpool Street
  • Donation of a mobile phone charging station for The Link open access area and for use at community events
  • Sponsorship of youth reference group members to attend national health or headspace conferences
  • Staff giving their time to pack free personal hygiene packs which are available for distribution on a needs basis.

More on The Link Youth Health Service

Property Council of Australia
Tasmania Division

Our sponsorship of the Property Council enables the Tasmania Division to hold networking events to bring property and construction industry participants together to hear influential guest speakers.  Events we sponsor have included the annual Christmas luncheon, breakfast with the Premier and the International Women’s Day luncheon. This partnership began in 2018.

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Other Significant Partnerships

Xsquared Architects contributed to the Tasmanian performing arts sector through sponsorship of Theatre Royal productions over a nine year period from 2011.

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