Schiavello is proud of our ongoing commitment to creating equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Headed by Olympic hurdler, Kyle Vander-Kuyp, Schiavello’s Indigenous Participation Plan was introduced last year. Since then, the program has taken a multi-faceted approach by creating employment opportunities for young Indigenous Australians, donations to local Indigenous communities and building lasting relationships.

The partnership with Worawa Aboriginal College, Healesville, has culminated in one of Schiavello’s largest donations of furniture. While on a visit to the college, senior Schiavello staff saw an opportunity to support the community and give a second life to used furniture otherwise destined for landfill.


The recent nominations add to the growing list of accolades received by DEWNR’s South Australian offices.

The Property Council’s Innovation and Excellence Awards has listed the DEWNR office as a finalist for ‘Best Workplace Project’ and ‘Best Development’. The workplace fit-out project is one of 10 shortlisted in the category and only one of two finalists from South Australia.

Early last year, the project was awarded the Green Building Council of Australia’s maximum 6 Star Green Star – Interiors V1 Certified rating within the first round of assessment.

The Master Builders Association of South Australia recognised the project with a commendation for Excellence in Environmental & Sustainable Construction – Commercial.

And most recently, the project led to Schiavello Construction being awarded the South Australia CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award for our collaboration with DEWNR.

It’s back to school for the NSW Construction team, as we kick off another great year with an exciting project for Marie Bashir.

Schiavello Construction will be refurbishing classrooms, constructing two new lift shafts (over four storeys), upgrading fire services and creating a brickwork mural.

The existing D101 lecture theatre at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is well into its transformation into a collaborative study space. The new internal layout is designed to cultivate the minds of future technology leaders and decision makers.

The refurbishment will see the traditionally tiered lecture theatre transformed into a multi-zoned student learning and communal study hub. The layout confidently takes advantage of the existing theatre structure by scattering several study spaces across the multiple levels.


As our presence in South Australia continues to grow, we are pleased to announce a new appointment to our Construction team – Dale Sweeney.

Dale joins our SA team as Construction Manager, bringing with him an incredible knowledge base acquired through 15 years of industry experience.

His experience has seen him work on projects both in Adelaide and London across commercial fit-out, new build and major construction projects.

Dale’s career highlights include St. Andrews Hospital, Health Partners Dental and Optical projects and the Berri Hospital redevelopment.

Dale brings a competitive edge to Schiavello SA and we’re looking forward to adding his experience and leadership to our team.

  • Jediaha Cam (Apprentice) & Kyle Vander Kuyp (Indigenous Engagement Manager)

  • Elijah Bux (Apprentice), Kyle Vander Kuyp (Indigenous Engagement Manager) & Jediaha Cam (Apprentice)


Building on the recent success of the employment of our very first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander apprentice, our Indigenous Engagement Manager, Kyle Vander Kuyp, has recruited our second apprentice, Jediaha Cam.

Jediaha met with Kyle in July through Schiavello’s supportive partnership with MatchWorks, where he toured our Tullamarine manufacturing facility with an eager attitude and keen interest right all the way through.


Over 600 guests celebrated the 15th annual IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards) at Melbourne’s heritage listed Meat Market on Friday November 24th. The IDEA program celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 14 different categories. This year saw a record number of submissions with 533 entries overall and over 250 projects shortlisted.

Schiavello sponsored the Gold Medal award for the second year and were proud to award  Principal and Chairman of HASSELL, Rob Backhouse the IDEA Gold Medal. Rob’s most memorable projects include Medibank Place, Melbourne, Lendlease head office, Sydney, and ANZ Centre, Melbourne. Congratulations to all the winning projects, and congratulations to Rob Blackhouse!


Schiavello is proud to have received the ‘SA CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award’ for our collaboration with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in achieving their 6-star green-star building.

Augusta Soteriou from Schiavello Construction accepted the award under the CitySwitch Green Office Program at the 2017 Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards.

The inaugural Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards were held this month celebrating the leadership and contribution of Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partners to the community’s shared aspiration to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city.

The awards also recognise businesses and other organisations who are leading the way in reducing the city’s carbon emissions.

The Doors Are Open! Step inside Schiavello’s new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie. With the opening of our new retail showroom, we establish an all new visual and design language for residential living. A big thank you to our clients, friends and industry who celebrated the launch this month. The ground level of the Prima Tower was transformed into a warm, light filled space showcasing local and international design by Schiavello, MAP and Very Wood.

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The double-storey beer garden and apartment blocks have transformed dramatically over the course of the year at the Village Belle Hotel.

The heritage-listed St Kilda icon is coming along nicely with construction due to be completed by the end of 2017.