Category: Awards


i2C is one of the 2016 Best Places to Work® in Australia! We are more than pleased to be ranked number 19 in the under 100 employees category and also the only Architecture / Design company in the top 25 of both the under & over 100 employees category.


“A great place to work is one in which you trust the people you work for, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you work with.” — Robert Levering, Co-Founder, Great Place to Work®

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Congratulations i2C Ranks 15th – Best Workplace Asia 2016 List!

i2C is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Asia recognized by Great Place to Work®. Ranking 15th on this year’s list, of small medium workplaces we now sit along with an elite group of 59 other Companies and are the only architectural firm appearing in the top 60.


More than 900 companies participated in national list studies in 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work is represented: Australia, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. Of these, the 60 Best Workplaces in Asia were determined based on over 310,000 responses to the Trust Index© survey in Asia, which represents more than 1.8 million employees. Read more

Ryder Alliance WIN Build New York Live 2015

Over the 48hr period, teams competed against each other to redesign the western side of the world famous Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York.

The timetable of the event is designed to allow the teams to contribute during or after work. At each event, a major site is announced, with a brief for a significant multi-use development. Teams were free to exploit any interoperable technology and encouraged to update a public collaboration site. All observers of the competition were also free to comment and view each team’s workspace.

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i2C rank 11th in BRW’s Best Place to Work Study under 100 employees category!

i2C has been named as one of the top ranking architecture firms in Australia in BRW’s Best Place to Work Study 2015. The list, published today in The Australian Financial Review, ranked i2C as the 11th Best Place to Work in the Under 100 Employees Category.


The recognition is a testament to the willpower and innovation of a company to fostering committed and engaged employees. i2C’s leadership duo and founding Managing Directors, Brian Jende and Anthony Merlin, cite their longstanding friendship as the fundamental platform for i2C’s workplace culture.

“We wholeheartedly believe that any company is only as good as its people and we want all of our employees to feel that their contribution is valued and that coming to work is about more than just doing a job,” said Merlin.

“We’re proud to have created an encouraging environment where everyone is confident in expressing themselves and are supported by a loyal team,” he said. “We recognise that our employees deserve to enjoy work/life symmetry and we’ve adopted a fun-loving, whole-of-life perspective to reflect this.”


Anthony Merlin (MD) & Brian Jende (MD)

i2C employees enjoy a range of advantages including flexible work hours, breakout rooms to accommodate employee’s children, monthly team events and a working beer keg in each state’s office. Behind the fun and games, i2C actively promotes individual and team development with a rigorous hiring process based on cultural fit and capability, celebration of achievements and a reward and profit share scheme.

Team members are provided with career planning, professional development and on-going education as well as practical support/mentoring, networking and volunteering opportunities to enable personal and professional growth.

Anthony and Brian are delighted with the recognition and encourage other businesses to invest in staff and workplace culture, “We are proud of our workplace model, it makes for a great place for all of us to work and it makes good business sense” they cite.

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Zrinka Lovrencic, Managing Director of Great Place to Work Australia, said that the 2015 Best Place to Work research shows that the companies recognised consistently outperform their competitors.

Over the last few years i2C has consistently ranked in the top 100 Best Places to Work. For more information on working with our team at i2C please visit our Careers page.

i2C, Ryder & BIM Academy Collaboration win “Build Earth Live” Award!

Well done to the NE1forBIM team for taking out a major award at the recent Build Earth Live competition. With over 40 people, from 14 different companies, 11 disciplines across four different cities the Teams submission won the “Best Multi-Disciplinary BIM & use of Interoperability” Award.

i2C collaborated alongside fellow members of the Ryder Alliance (Ryder Architecture & BIM Academy) to join the competition in a team with others around the globe.

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Build Earth Live is a 48 hour design collaboration competition which aims to showcase the use of BIM across the construction disciplines. At midday (GMT) on the 16th of March we received the brief and then had 48 hours to enter our submission.

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