Brisbane Open House
Level 2, 235 Edward Street Brisbane City
Saturday // 9am to 4pm
General access and guided tours

The second-storey of Edward Street’s Rowes Building houses the recently refurbished Queensland studio of Hames Sharley, a national multi-disciplinary design firm who has been named as one of the world’s top 100 architectural practices. Visitors to the studio can expect to gain an understanding of the inner workings of a contemporary, creative design environment.

The Rowes Building was erected in 1885, with a ground floor designed as office space with further floors intended as warehousing or further offices.

The lower floors feature wide arched openings with broad flanking columns topped by decorative capitals. The upper floors’ windows are adorned with architraves capped by keystones, each separated by columns with elaborate capitals. The parapet level features cornices supported by bracketing and centrally above this is a narrow pediment bearing the name ‘ROWES’.

The Hames Sharley studio sits within this five-storey masonry building and by adopting a sympathetic design approach to this heritage building the interior refurbishment has created a collaborative environment.

What's Open

Level 2 studio

Tour Information

Saturday Guided Tours
Times: As required
Duration: 5mins

Tour Tips

No wheelchair access

Additional Activities

Children's activities, workshops/talks and an art space


Hames Sharley Studio

1885: Original building // 2015: Fit out
2015 Fit out: Hames Sharley