Dunn & Hillam's aim is to produce honest, beautiful and practical architecture that is of an international standard, whilst being distinguishably Australian. They believe that architecture is an important tool in the creation of community, the way they interact with and create places, and the way people engage with each other. Dunn & Hillam Architects follow three basic principles in everything they do. It's the people that matter: Great clients, great staff, great consultants and collaborators make great projects. Architecture is for people and should benefit those inside it and those around it. Good design is sustainable design: A building doesn’t have to flag itself as sustainable. Dunn & Hillam believe in building smaller but better as the most important move towards sustainable architecture. Sustainability is always in environmental, economic and social terms. Architecture is not a consumer object: Architecture should not become obsolete or out of fashion. It should work with the past and with the future to contribute to our cities, towns and landscapes in ways that are lasting and positive. Architecture is spatial and three dimensional and its success is based more on how it makes you feel than on how it looks.