DISRUPTION AND THE FUTURE


The inaugural event is all about looking to the future. The A&D industry is evolving quickly and this conference has been designed to provide attendees with an agenda that will inform them of the changes that are taking place within the built environment – changes in technology, new business models and where investment is coming from and going to. It will provide business and practice leaders with key take-outs that can be applied to their planning whether they are leading a multinational or small local practice. It’s an extremely exciting time for the industry and the conference will unveil the opportunities that abound for those who are willing and able to embrace this change.

 

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Robotics in design

 

Video credit: UTS, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building,
Transformative Technology Research, 2019

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Niche Media has been around for almost 30 years, engaging audiences across multiple industries, including architecture and design. Niche delivers content that is informative, educational and inspiring through our print online, event, podcast and social platforms. In 2003 we launched the first awards program in Australia to recognise excellence in interior architecture and design – the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Now in its seventeenth year, IDEA is regarded as the most prestigious awards program for the architecture and interior design sector in the country. It attracts over 500 entries each year, and recognises and rewards work across projects in multiple categories such as public space, hospitality, workspace, retail, institutions, multi-residential and international projects by Australian practices. The awards bring together over 600 architects and designers at a gala event held in November each year where winners are announced.

 

Ninotschka Titchkosky

Co-CEO
BVN
Ninotschka is co-CEO of BVN and Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics. She is interested in future scenarios and possibilities that can emerge through a project, which have global currency. She is passionate about the role architects play in shaping our interactions, communities and cities and continually seeks to effect change through projects.

Ninotschka is interested in the changing nature of architectural practice and the potential for new ways of engaging in the design and construction process. She is leading BVN’s research into robotics, which explores live site collaborations with the robot using woven carbon fibre systems. Her most recent projects are the rebuilding of the heart of the campus at ANU, Canberra with six new buildings, two of which are timber buildings under construction with fully prefabricated façades and a new STEM school for 2000 students. Her work has been recognised through numerous awards nationally and internationally, including a RIBA International Award and a World Architecture Award commendation.



QUALIFICATIONS , BSc(Arch) BArch
MEMBERSHIP, AIA
REGISTRATION, Registered Architect NSW and VIC
Nominated Architect in NSW 9356

 

 

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Balder Tol

General Manager
WeWork
Balder is of Dutch origin and obtained his Masters in Management degree at the University of Sydney prior to becoming Airbnb Australia's first employee in 2012. After establishing a strong presence for Airbnb in Oceania, Balder continued to follow his passion of building communities as the general manager of Tank Stream Labs, a technology focused co-working space located in the heart of Sydney, before joining global shared workspace company, WeWork in 2016.

 

 

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Peter Verwer AO

Executive Chairman
fractal IQ
Peter is the Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, IREUS, National University of Singapore, and a former CEO of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association and the Property Council of Australia. He also chaired many Australian public policy initiatives in areas such as counter-terrorism, liveable housing, universal design and development assessment reform.

Pete was a co-founder, mentor or foundation supporter of the Green Building Council of Australia, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and CareerTrackers, Australia's leading Indigenous internship program.

During the past five years, Peter has worked with Asian governments, particularly in India and China, to help open up capital markets platforms that drive urban and nation-building programs. His current priorities are artificial intelligence and cities, African-Asian development and alternative asset classes.

Peter is a Life Fellow of the Green Building Council of Australia, Life Fellow of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Honorary Life Member of the Property Council of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Australian Government appointed Peter one of six Disability Community Ambassadors in 2011. Peter was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2019 for “distinguished service to the property sector, to sustainable development and construction and to professional bodies”.

 

 

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Seamus McCartney

Head of Creative Strategy, Place and Urban Insights
Lendlease
Seamus McCartney is passionate about enhancing our cities.

Around the world, city dwellers are demanding more than just a place to work or live – they want cultural engagement, convenience and the opportunity for respite at their fingertips. And in increasingly technology driven environments, which can be isolating, truly great places provide a stage to encourage human interaction to occur.

As a leader of creative and diverse real estate teams which define the challenges and opportunities that modern cities face, Seamus develops strategies to enable quality execution on very large scale complex urban regeneration projects. He is keenly interested in the early stage development propositioning and vision which enhance value and place outcomes and encourage multi-disciplinary teams to strive for excellence.

Seamus has over 20 years of experience in property, construction, design and development. During his 15-year Lendlease tenure, Seamus has worked on multiple projects both in Australia and internationally.

An architect by background, Seamus looks at precincts from a unique perspective, finding a distinctive vision for placemaking.

 

 

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Shaun Carter

Principal
Carter Williamson Architects
Shaun is the founding architect of Carter Williamson Architects. He is the principal architect of the practice, overseeing all projects, large and small.

Shaun came to architecture with a structural engineering degree and many years working in the construction industry. By the time he graduated with 1st class honours in architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney, he had a comprehensive understanding of design, structure and construction. Shaun brings this knowledge to every design project.

This experience provides the anchor points for Carter Williamson’s architectural expression to be fully explored. Shaun believes architecture is the construction of ideas represented as sequences of space illuminated by natural light. These ideas form the spaces we live in and move through, and that make us feel better for having been in. Architecture should make our lives better.

Shaun loves the making of buildings, where the evidence of human hands is always present in the design and built fabric. He believes it connects us to who we are and what we are capable of. It allows us to understand that we are imperfect beings and that we can soar when inspired. Carter Williamson buildings are the embodiment of these ideals.

Shaun believes we need to give back to the architectural community – that we always need to do something bigger than ourselves or the project brief. As NSW Chapter president he represented architects and architecture. In this position he led the fight to save the Sirius building, a fight that continues to this day. He has sat on the AIA National Council and the board of the NSW ARB. He is currently the chair of the External Advisory Committee for the University of Western Sydney and sits on both the City of Sydney’s Local Planning Panel and Liverpool Council’s Design Excellence Review Panel. Shaun has given TEDx talks for the Sydney and Macquarie University franchises.

He has tutored at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney (USYD) and the University of NSW (UNSW) and regularly gives lectures on design, architecture, sustainability, Sirius and Heritage.

 

 

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Chris Bosse

Director of Architecture
LAVA

 

 

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Angelo Candalepas

Director
Candalepas Associates
Angelo was born in Sydney and graduated from the University of Technology in 1992.

As an apprentice architect he assisted Colin Madigan at Edwards Madigan Torzillo Briggs (EMTB), the architects of the National Gallery and the High Court of Australia. He later worked under the guidance of Graham Jahn at Jahn Associates, where he was appointed associate in 1993.

In 1994 he established his own architecture studio which, in its first year of practice, won an international competition for housing in ‘The Point’, Pyrmont. The project was the recipient of several accolades and in the following five years Angelo won and was shortlisted on several national and international competitions.

In 1999 he established Candalepas Associates. Since 1999 the company, under his leadership, has won many awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in 2009 and 2018, the Frederick Romberg National Architecture Award in 2011, the Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture in 2016 and the Aaron M Bolot Award for Residential Architecture in 2011 and 2017. In 2016 he was also awarded the Premier’s Award for Architecture in NSW.

Angelo’s work has been acknowledged in both Australian and international exhibitions, journals and books. The work of the firm is published in the current edition of 10x10x3 (New York Phaidon Press) as the work of one of the 100 most interesting emerging architectural offices in the world.

Since 1996, Angelo has lectured regularly at various universities across Australia including the University of Technology and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, as well as universities in Newcastle, Queensland and Tasmania. In 2003 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Architecture at UNSW and since then has taught architectural design and theory for the final year Master of Architecture course.

He has spoken in various national industry events, as the National Architecture Conference in Australia in Sydney (2000) and Melbourne (2007), and other international architecture forums in Auckland, Mexico, Mumbai and Athens.

Angelo was nominated president of the Australian Architecture Association in 2010 and in 2011 he was the head creative director of the National Conference for the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2011 he was appointed the head curator for the ‘International Series Lectures’ run by the AIA.

Between 2008 and 2012 he was appointed by the Premier of the NSW State Government as an expert on the Design Excellence Review Panel for Barangaroo and has sat on various advisory panels for the City of Sydney on other significant projects. In 2019 Angelo was appointed as a nationally-elected councillor for the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

 

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Abbie Galvin

Principal, Director
BVN
Abbie Galvin is currently a principal, director and shareholder of BVN, one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices.

Abbie has worked for over 25 years on public, educational, health, research and workplace projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.

Among her portfolio of work are the Cancer Research Institute for the UniSA, the new Northern Beaches Hospital, Taronga Zoo Upper Entrance Precinct, the Braggs Research Institute for the University of Adelaide, Stockland’s Headquarters, the UTS Campus 2020 Masterplan, the HMAS Creswell Redevelopment in Jervis Bay, the National Life Sciences Hub at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga and the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Abbie is a firm believer that building typologies benefit enormously from exposure to other sectors, that experts in their field always have something to learn from the amateurs and that the core of innovation comes from cross-disciplinary expertise.

Abbie is passionate about the public domain, and the ability of architecture and our built environment to positively affect human behaviour, the way people interact, and the manner in which institutions and organisations operate.

Abbie is well-regarded within her professional community. In addition to her role with the AIA and the Board of Architects, Abbie has been invited to speak at conferences, organisations and universities in both Australia and internationally, on design generally, health and research architecture, commercial buildings, public spaces and workplace.
Projects Abbie has led have been the recipients of more than 40 state, national and international architectural awards including the prestigious RAIA Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture for both the Cancer Research Institute for the UniSA and the Braggs Research Institute, the RAIA Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design Award for Taronga Park Upper Entrance Precinct, the RAIA Blackett Prize for Regional Architecture for the National Life Sciences Hub at Charles Sturt University and the RAIA William E Kemp Award for the University of Technology’s Science and Research Faculty.
Abbie is currently a member of the Inaugural Design Advisory Panel for the NSW Department of Planning and Government Architect’s Office and a member of the Design Advisory Panel for the World Heritage Listed Sydney Opera House. Most recently Abbie was a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects 2017 Architecture and Urban Design Awards, the National Jury for the Australian Institute of Architecture 2016 National Awards, and in 2014 chaired the NSW Institute of Architecture’s Awards Jury.

Abbie and projects she has led have been the subject of many professional and industry publications, the most recent of those being Chasing the Sky – 20 Stories from Women in Architecture, which “showcases 20 of Australia’s leading women in the profession” and in October 2019 it was announced that she had been appointed as the first female NSW Government Architect.

QUALIFICATIONS
B.Arch (Hons), UWA
MEMBERSHIP
Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects (FRAIA)
REGISTRATION
Registered Architect, NSW (6501), ACT, Vic, SA

 

 

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Lee Hillam

Co-Director
Dunn & Hillam Architects
Lee is co-director of Dunn & Hillam Architects, which was founded in 2001 with Ashley Dunn and is established as a practice with specialist expertise in Heritage, regional towns, arts and culture, and sustainability.

From October 2016 through to April 2019 Lee worked in a variety of roles at GANSW centred on design excellence and was instrumental in producing the Design Guide for Heritage for the Office of Environment and Heritage and the draft Government Architects Design Excellence Competition Guidelines.

Lee has worked for Richard Leplastrier, architect, as a student and graduate architect and Jeffrey Broadfield as a carpenter. Lee has taught and lectured at UNSW and USYD, contributes regularly to Parlour and to Architecture Australia and is often asked to sit on competition juries and design review panels.

Lee is an advocate for workplace flexibility and ethical employment practices in architecture.

 

 

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Anthony Burke

Assoc. Dean – Fac. Des, Arch & Bldg
University of Technology Sydney
Anthony Burke is a Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean of International and Engagement in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. A graduate of Columbia University GSAPP, Anthony is recognised internationally for his work in architectural design, curation and commentary, specialising in contemporary design theory at the intersection of technology, urbanism and practice.

Anthony combines scholarly research with design practice and curation. He has published several books and many articles on architecture, and was a director of Offshore Studio from 2000 to 2016. In 2010, he founded Open Agenda, an annual speculative design research competition, exhibition and publication for emerging Australian architects.

In 2012 Anthony was co-creative director of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, presenting Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture. In the same year, he presented at TEDx Sydney and, in 2013 Anthony curated the Architecture and Design symposium Architecture Makes the City for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Sydney Opera House. He has exhibited at venues such as SFMoMA, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Beyond Media in Florence and the Beijing Architecture Biennale.

Anthony currently chairs the Droga Architectural Residency Committee, and is a regular contributor to architectural media and public forums as an animated advocate for design and architecture.

Previously, he was Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley between 2002 and 2007 before returning to Australia. He has served as architectural judge for the London Design Week 2014, and serves on numerous design excellence review panels and committees in design and architecture in the Sydney area.

 

 

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Carolyn Breeze

General Manager of Australia and New Zealand
GoCardless
Carolyn is an experienced business leader with more than 15 years in the technology sector, including extensive international experience within the fintech, e-commerce and telecommunications sectors.

For more than 20 years she has been actively supporting brands to amplify their presence in relevant markets, elevate their customer experience and form long-term partnerships. Carolyn’s work within Braintree (a PayPal service), eBay, Vodafone and Telstra has seen her sharpen her sales, marketing and leadership expertise, as well as her knowledge in digital transformation.

Carolyn is passionate about creating opportunities for local businesses in the region. She’s an advocate for workplace diversity and is focused on creating an inclusive working environment. Her primary goal is to empower organisations to drive inclusion and equality through technology, environment and choice.

Her astute leadership and professionalism has resulted in Carolyn being named one of CEO Magazine’s IT and Telecommunications Executives of the Year in 2018, and recognised as one of the top 20 Women in Fintech.

 

 

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Dr Kirsten Orr

Registrar
NSW Architects Registration Board
Kristen is a NSW registered architect (non-practising #6236) with a sustained academic background. She has made significant contributions to major Australian government and professional bodies regulating the practice of architecture, education of architecture students and accreditation of architecture programs.

She was Dean of the School of Technology, Environments and Design, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Tasmania (2016-18) and Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (1999-2015).

She is currently a director of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (2017-). She was lead author of the ‘Australian Architectural Education and Competency Framework Project’ (2014-15), which is referenced to the Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (APAP). She was a member of the APAP Steering Committee (2014-15) and has chaired many Accreditation Review Panels to Australian schools of architecture.

She was a member of the NSWARB Board (2011-12) and an assessor on the Review of Academic Equivalence Panel and Built Work Program of Assessment (2006-15). In 2012 she undertook NSWARB-funded research investigating performance measures embedded in Australian architectural competency standards.

For the Australian Institute of Architects, she was a member of the NSW Chapter Council (2002-03, 2013-15), chaired the NSW Education Committee (2012-15) and chaired the National Education Committee (2015-16).

She was President of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia (2016-17).

The insights drawn from these roles over many years inform her comprehensive understanding of the architectural profession, university sector, and workings of state and federal government, as well as the complex interrelations between them.

She graduated from UTS with the University Medal (1995) and holds a PhD from the University of NSW (2006). She was awarded the Architects Medallion by the NSW Architects Registration Board (1995).

 

 

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Adam Haddow

Director
SJB
Adam Haddow is an award-winning Sydney-based architect and director at leading multidisciplinary design studio, SJB. A specialist in the built environment, Adam is interested in what makes cities vibrant, connected and civic with particular expertise in urban density, multi-use residential and the intersection of public and private space.

Adam’s diverse experience and design excellence has been recognised locally with numerous awards including the AIA National and NSW Chapter Architecture Awards, the Urban Taskforce Awards, and the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence, as well as overseas prizes in the 2015 World Architecture Festival for mixed-use buildings, 2017 INSIDE winner in the residential category and 2019 jury vote for Cleveland Rooftop at the Frame Awards. He was co-creative director of the 2014 Australian National Architecture Conference and has written for many architectural periodicals including State of the Arts, Architectural Review and Arts and Medicine.

Recognised as a thought leader in mixed-use design, Adam’s buildings reflect his belief that architecture should provide an armature for community life, that the activities buildings facilitate are just as important as the physicality of the buildings themselves. His designs embody ambitions of beauty, delight, joy and surprise. He is a Churchill Fellow who investigated alternatives to conventional models of urban design, resulting in a research project entitled ‘Shall We Dense’. An examination into the state of modern density living in Australia, the project led to successful collaborations within the professional and architectural realms.

As a studio, SJB is acclaimed nationally and internationally for its work in architecture, interiors, planning and urban design. Adam joined SJB in 1994 and has been a director since 2004.

 

 

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Kaare Krokene

Managing Director
Snøhetta
Kaare is an architect at Snøhetta, a Norwegian integrated design practice of architecture, landscape, interiors, product, graphic and brand design, with offices in Oslo and New York and studios in Los Angeles, Innsbruck and Adelaide.

Snøhetta thrives on rich collaborations to push its thinking. A continuous state of reinvention, driven by its partners in the process, is essential to its work.

Kaare worked on a variety of projects in his native Norway before moving to Australia where he is the managing director for Snøhetta’s Australasian studio.

Snøhetta Studio Adelaide is currently involved in numerous projects both in and outside the Australasian region.

 

 

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Rod Fehring

CEO
Frasers Property Australia
Mr Rod Fehring is the Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property Australia. He oversees the Group’s residential, commercial, industrial and retail business in Australia, is a non-executive Director of Frasers separately listed Logistics & Industrial Trust and Chairs the Management Board of Frasers UK operations. He has 35 years of experience in the property development industry, primarily involved in large-scale urban development and urban renewal schemes.

Mr Fehring joined Frasers Property Australia (then Australand) on 22 March 2010. He was Executive General Manager, Residential at Australand before it was acquired by Frasers Property Limited in 2014. He was subsequently appointed CEO of the Australian business.

Prior to joining Frasers Property Australia, Mr Fehring held a number of positions including Managing Director and CEO of Lend Lease Primelife Ltd, CEO of Delfin Lend Lease Ltd, Executive General Manager (Vic) of Delfin Group Ltd, Chief Operating Officer of Urban Land Corporation, Victoria and General Manager (Property) of Australian Defence Industries Ltd.

He is the immediate past Chairman of the Green Building Council of Australia and has held various industry association responsibilities including Chair of the Residential Division of the Property Council of Australia and other voluntary pro-bono positions including Trustee of the MCG Trust and Non Executive Director of Mission Australia Housing.

Mr Fehring holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration from La Trobe University, Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning from RMIT University, Australia. He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

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Selina Short

Managing Partner
Ernst & Young
Selina is the managing partner for EY’s Oceania Real Estate and Construction practice and part of EY's Oceania Executive Leadership Team with managerial responsibility for the Resources, Energy, Industrial Products and Real Estate portfolio. She is also part of EY’s Global Real Estate and Construction Leadership Team with responsibility for innovation and leads EY’s knowledge alliance with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Real Estate.

Her focus and passion is on understanding the interplay between space and technological, societal and geopolitical influences that have the power to shape and be shaped. This focus has driven her involvement with the Property Council and the Green Building Council of Australia’s research on megatrends in the real estate and construction sector. She is leading EY’s global Intelligent Building working group with oversite for solution development and alliances.

Selina is a vocal champion on the vital importance of cities and the need for collaboration to ensure they are liveable, sustainable human hubs of economic and community prosperity for future generations. She is part of the Property Council of Australia’s National Cities Committee and EY’s Future Cities team.
She is also an advocate for the better commercial outcomes that are delivered through diversity of thought, is a strategic adviser to the Property Male Champions of Change and has led a number of key research projects for the PMCC group.

Her career has spanned numerous countries and sectors, including real estate, pharmaceuticals and consumer products, and she has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining EY, Selina worked in London at a FTSE listed global real estate adviser firm where she was responsible for global capital markets investor strategy.

 

 

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Jason Newman

Principal
Gilchrist Connell Legal
Jason Newman has over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of litigation for insurers in product, public and professional liability claims.

His practice involves the defence of claims across the spectrum of insureds, but he has considerable experience in the property and education sectors. He has advised many insurers, property and construction professionals, owners corporations and others on claims and potential claims against them. Jason is a regular presenter on a wide range of insurance, education and property topics for both legal and non-legal audiences. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) for over 10 years and is a past recipient of the Legal Ethics Award from the LIV. He received the Rogers Legal Writing Award for an article in the Law Institute Journal on professional negligence in education.

Jason has been named in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for Insurance in consecutive years and is recognised in the Insurance Law category of Best Lawyers.

 

 

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Samantha Hocking

Special Counsel
Gilchrist Connell Legal
Samantha Hocking has been admitted to practice for 19 years and was appointed Special Counsel in 2016.

Samantha has practiced across all areas of insurance law, in both litigious and advisory capacity. She conducts litigation across all State jurisdictions and the Northern Territory and has extensive experience in advising, representing, and resolving disputes for and professional indemnity insurers, and construction and engineering professionals. Her practice encompasses both high stakes, large infrastructure claims in all Australian jurisdictions and local residential building disputes. The claims often entail complex issues including factual and legal causation, scope, and loss quantification.

Samantha has recently completed a Master of Construction Law targeting topics relevant to risk, dispute avoidance and management and was awarded the Society of Construction Law Australia Award for Construction Law through the University of Melbourne. She has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia in the practice area of Insurance in 2019 and 2020.

 

 

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Dr Jess Murphy

Male Champions of Change Convenor
Architect Group
Dr Jess Murphy is in the business of disrupting traditional corporate structures to move them into the 21st century mindset. She has over 20 years' experience in corporate Australia and blends her practical experience with theory in her role as an Adjunct Professor in Business Leadership.

Jess’ lens of gender, culture and inclusive leadership is shaped by rigorous academic research and support. She holds a doctorate in Business Leadership from the Australian Graduate School of Leadership and is also a Life Fellow. One of her ventures, Pathway to Your Potential, which focuses on leadership effectiveness experiences, is quantitatively verified by research conducted by the Cairnmillar Institute in conjunction with Deakin University in terms of sustained impact. Jess currently holds an Adjunct Professorship at Torrens University, part of the Laureate International network of universities.

Having a seat at the table with Male Champions of Change since its inception and convening the Australian Institute of Architects’ group since 2015, ensures the complexities of leadership and gender equity are front of mind. From guest speaker and facilitator for Melbourne’s School of Government ‘Pathway to Politics Program for Women’ to working with at-risk youth, she does her best to cut across the fabric of society, always listening and learning.

In 2017, Dr Jess Murphy formed a strategic alliance with Mercer to facilitate a global leadership, talent and diversity consultancy delivering transformational change to organisations and individuals via deeply experiential and practical solutions.

Jess grew up on a remote mining town in central Queensland, she loves travelling and is an avid people-watcher. With her husband and three children, she carves out five weeks each year to explore the globe, with Borneo and Sri Lanka being destinations for 2020.

 

 

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Fiona Martin

Architectural Practice Management Consultant
Fiona Martin Consulting
Fiona is a practice management and HR consultant with over 25 years' industry experience who understands the challenges design practices face. Fiona provides practical and simple solutions to build strategic operations, people + culture, business development and best practice.
Fiona has worked for sole practitioners through to large established architectural, interior and urban design firms. Her long-term role was Office Manager at Cox Architecture - one of Australia's largest multi-disciplinary national and international architecture practices.Fiona has collaborated with the NSW Architects Registration Board and NSW Institute of Architects on education initiatives and, as a long-time member, is currently chair of the NSW AIA Large Practice HR Committee.

She is also a jury member for the inaugural NSW AIA ‘Best in Practice’ Prize in 2019 and past AIA Male Champions of Change Implementation Leader. Fiona has presented to UTS architecture students on Media+Marketing: Theory + Practice and presented at the University of Sydney architecture student conference EMBARK on tangential and future career pathways and the changing practice of architecture.

Fiona is a member of WIDAC (Women in Design & Construction) and is the first Affiliate Member of the Association of Consulting Architects (ACA).

 

 

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Robert Goodliffe

Partner
ClarkeHopkinsClarke
Robert Goodliffe is a partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC). During his three decades as partner, CHC has grown exponentially, won over 60 industry awards and now services eight diverse sectors. Guided by the CHC mission of ‘Creating Vibrant Communities’, Robert has made significant contributions across the education, aged care, residential and community infrastructure sectors and currently provides oversight of the practice’s senior living and care portfolio.

A progressive thinker, a constant learner and an ever-active collaborator, Robert seeks out ways CHC can make a positive impact through and beyond its project work. Under his leadership, ClarkeHopkinsClarke has been certified as a B Corporation, formalising its commitment and leadership within this ethical business space.

Robert is particularly passionate about supporting the personal and professional development of all team members. Living by example, Robert has recently travelled to Bhutan to study Gross National Happiness, he has ‘Run from Poverty’ to support One Heart Foundation in the care and education of orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya, and he regularly contributes to B Corporation Champions Retreats, to progress this movement’s impact across the Australian and international business community.

 

 

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Melonie Bayl-Smith

Director & Founder
Bijl Architecture
Melonie Bayl-Smith is director and founder of Bijl Architecture and Adjunct Professor, UTS School of Architecture. A registered architect in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, Melonie has had a broad involvement in the wider architecture profession for almost 20 years. This includes ongoing contributions to architectural education, critique and academic research, speaking engagements, awards juries and professional committees. Melonie uses her teaching in professional practice and design studios to explore current issues for the profession.

Melonie’s dynamism and integrity have led to her peer election to the NSW Architects Registration Board (2017-2020) and the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Council (2015-2017). She is the NSW Convenor for the AACA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (FRAIA). In 2018 Melonie was awarded the Paula Whitman Prize for Leadership in Gender Equity at the Institute's National Achievement in Architecture Awards.

Full of spirit and creativity, Melonie believes in the potential of architecture to influence and change how people live. Under her direction, Bijl Architecture focuses on inventive and imaginative problem solving and continual learning through research.

 

 

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Paul Viney

Director
FPPV Architecture
Paul Viney is a founding director of FPPV Architecture, which has been in operation for over 30 years, and the director of Coop Himmelbl(a)u. He is a highly experienced architect and expert in brief development, feasibility studies and project programming.

He was the architect responsible for writing the brief and undertaking several master plans for the completion of the Victorian Parliament House and has been responsible for several major projects for the State Government including DET and DELWP (formerly DSE).

Paul was responsible for managing the bid team for the Education public private partnership project, which brought together the diverse skills of four architectural companies – Jackson Architecture, JCB, HA and FPPV – as a cohesive integrated team.

Paul has managed the coordination, design and documentation of a range of different project types, including institutional, industrial, residential and building systems projects. He is a specialist project manager and coordinator and is also one the leading providers of Expert Witness Advice for Residential.

 

 

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Steve Kennedy

Partner
Kennedy Associates Architects
Steve Kennedy is a partner of Kennedy Associates Architects, an architectural and urban design practice based in Annandale, Sydney, with a focus on urban design and public, community and residential architecture. Steve has 35 years’ experience as an architect and urban designer and formed Kennedy Associates in 1994. Steve’s expertise spans all aspects of the architectural process, from inception to post occupation.

Steve is the author of numerous articles and papers, has presented at conferences and forums within Australia and internationally, and has been a guest critic and taught architecture and urban design at several universities.

He has been a member of peak industry bodies, including as national president of the Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) and a director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum.

In 2018 Steve was appointed as a member of five local planning panels in Sydney, including as chair of two panels. He is a member of the Sydney North Planning Panel, representing Northern Beaches Council and a member of the NSW State Design Review Panel representing Wollondilly Shire Council.

In 2014 Steve was awarded the NSW Institute of Architects President’s Prize – for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Architectural Profession’.

 

 

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Philip Vivian

Director
Bates Smart
Philip Vivian is a director of Bates Smart architects based in the Sydney studio. He has a master of architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York, a bachelor of architecture from the University of Western Australia and has studied Global Cities at the London School of Economics.

Since 1998 he has led the studio of Bates Smart in Sydney, growing the practice from six to over 150 staff largely through winning design competitions. Along the way his projects have received 27 state and national AIA Design Awards – for commercial architecture, interior architecture, urban design, ESD and Heritage.

Philip is the president of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in Australia, and a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. He is a member of the Architects Male Champions of Change group, sits on the University of NSW Advisory Council, and has lectured and taught architecture and urban design at a range of Australian universities. In addition to architecture, he talks regularly on cities, density, tall buildings and sustainable urban development.

 

 

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Monica Edwards

Architect
SJB

 

 

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John Prentice

Principal
Woods Bagot

 

 

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Paul Hemmings

Product Manager
Total Synergy
Paul Hemmings — Product Manager, Total Synergy

Paul graduated as an architect in 1991, then worked at the Cox Group in IT. In 1997, he founded ProjectCentre (now named iTWOcx), a well-known construction and engineering project management platform that pre-dates Aconex. ProjectCentre managed quality, financial and contractual control and safety.

In 2012, Paul and his co-founder sold ProjectCentre to RIB Software and Paul remained with the product as the R&D director for a further four years.

He joined Total Synergy in 2017 and is now using his 28 years of industry experience to research and design Total Synergy's software products and features for architects, engineers and construction designers.

 

 

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Rodney Drayton

Director of Operations
NBRSARCHITECTURE
Rodney’s focus is on the development of systems that support the efficient delivery of projects. This strategic implementation guides the growth of NBRSARCHITECTURE and assists with the creation of carefully crafted architectural solutions.

Having worked throughout Australia, in the US and the UK, he brings a wealth of project management, technical supervisor and professional services expertise to the role. This experience was gained at wellness architecture practice, Anshen + Allen, as well as at Kronos Incorporated, which are international leaders in professional workforce management services.

Rodney has worked across many building typologies, including correctional and justice facilities, education, defence and health projects. He has significant experience in delivering large scale public private partnership procurement and has worked with government on a range of projects with strategic policy implications.


 

 

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Isabelle Toland

Co-Director
Aileen Sage Architects
Isabelle Toland, Aileen Sage Architects

Isabelle Aileen Toland is a co-director and co-founder of Aileen Sage Architects – a collaborative design studio established in Sydney in 2013 and an emerging practice with an approach to architecture that endeavours to reach beyond the built outcome to consider the life of places and the stories they hold. Prior to establishing the company, Isabelle worked for award-winning practices including renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in his Europe office in Paris and Neeson Murcutt Architects in Sydney. Her experience has ranged from complex high-end residential projects and urban community projects, to remote temporary campsites and urban art interventions.

Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. She was one of the three creative directors for the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and is currently a member of the State Design Review Panel for the NSW Government Architect and Department of Planning and Environment.

 

 

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11 November

Danny Chung

Head of the Built Environment
Macquarie Business Banking
Danny is the national head of the Built Environment Segment for Macquarie Business Banking. With 20 years’ experience in banking, he is driven by continual opportunities to learn more about the industries he serves, and the opportunity to build a banking partnership with his clients.

Since 2016, Danny has led the team focusing on architects, engineers, surveyors and other consulting firms servicing the built environment. This allows Macquarie to deliver specialist solutions tailored for the industry, such as working capital, funding for internal succession or acquisition finance, as well as transactional banking. In addition, Macquarie provides market insights and guidance to clients in order to achieve their growth aspirations and manage the cyclical nature of the industry.

 

 

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11 November

11 November

Epson

Silver

Dormakaba

Silver
For more than 150 years dormakaba has stood for security, sustainability and reliability. dormakaba is recognised as a global leader in manufacturing high security access control systems, locks, master key systems, automatic doors, digital door locks and door hardware.
We have been servicing Australia and New Zealand for 50 years with products for shops, sports facilities, offices, airports, hospitals and in the home.
Each day our extensive service team of 240 vehicles across Australia and New Zealand make 850 service calls for routine maintenance and emergency door repairs. Our service team can service any brand of automatic and are available 24/7.

Igloo Vision

Silver

Macquarie

Silver

Macquarie Business Banking for the  built environment.

With over 30 years of experience and consistent, exceptional service, we provide architects, engineers, surveyors and planners with tailored banking solutions to meet their ongoing needs.

Total Synergy

Silver
Synergy software is designed and built by Total Synergy to help architects, engineers and construction designers — built environment design professionals and businesses — find more time for design.

Total Synergy has been helping architects and engineers deliver projects since 1999

ACA

Partner

ArchiTeam

Partner

MPavilion

Partner

NSW Architects Registration Board

Partner

University of Technology Sydney

Partner

Registration

07:30 08:30

Welcome – Strangers' Room

08:15 08:25

Speakers

Ninotschka Titschkosky – Disruption and the future

08:25 09:10

Ninotschka will speak about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, detailing how the embedding of technology in our lives and cities will further blur the boundaries between the physical, digital and biological spheres of our existence. Her presentation include discussion of:

  • losing sight of the bigger picture and how to mitigate forces that attempt to derail transformation
  • how to drive a vision of the future that maximises human well-being, strengthens identity, protects the planet and binds us through place
  • the importance and place of digital fabrication, the digital twin linked to full sensing systems, and real-time feedback and machine learning
  • materials as the precursors to advanced robotic and 3D printed fabrication
  • BVN’s robotic research and capabilities
  • how to focus attention in times of rapid change, and
  • fostering innovation through a three-tiered approach and BVN’s DIG (Digital Innovation Ground) initiative.

Speakers

Balder Tol – General Manager, WeWork

09:10 09:50

WeWork Australia General Manager, Balder Tol, will speak on how WeWork builds community and delivers an exceptional people-focused workplace experience around the world by using human-centred, evidence-based insights.

WeWork
WeWork is changing the way people and companies work. From single desks to private offices and entire headquarters, WeWork has proven that a collaborative culture and flexibility to grow can benefit the workplace needs of everyone from local citizens to global enterprises. Through iterative product development at scale and significant investment in design and technology infrastructure, WeWork can create better solutions for less, changing the way people work globally, and, in turn, disrupting the largest asset class in the world—real estate. Today, WeWork’s global platform integrates space, community, services and technology in over 528 locations in 111 cities across 29 countries.

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Seamus McCartney - Digital Disruption and Transformation

09:50 10:30

Seamus will look at how digital disruption and transformation is effecting the broader Property industry and at how Lendlease is positioning itself as one of the world’s leading large scale Urban Regeneration developers. He will consider the impact of how we are approaching the digital space, how we are evolving in this area and how this is colliding with a growing body of evidence around key human-centred issues such as loneliness, demographic changes and other macro thematics around creating the best places.

In an ever accelerating demand for quicker solutions, our approach to urban fabric is being questioned. Fast Urbanism | Slow Food questions the dichotomy between how we create and the results humans really want and need.

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Break

10:30 11:10

Remembrance Day – a minute's silence

11:00 11:01

Panel Discussion – Disruption

11:20 12:00

Speakers

ACA

Seminar – People, Planet and Profit – what are you doing in your practice to measure the triple bottom line?”

12:00 13:00

The emphasis on fees and negotiations has been dominating architectural practices of all sizes in recent decades. But what does the financial imperative that drives your practice mean to you, what does it mean for your business and, more importantly, what does it mean to your clients – the ones you serve? How are practices contributing to big picture issues, such as sustainability and the environment, and the future of the profession as a whole? What values do you prioritise to sustain your business?

Hear from a panel of leading experts who will dissect, explore, challenge and share some of their strategies on impacting change in our communities while making that dollar count for their practice

Speakers

Total Synergy

Seminar - Digital transformation in the business of architecture and design

12:00 13:00

Part 1 — Total Synergy product manager Paul Hemmings talks about how digital technologies are transforming the way architects do business and deliver projects. From the ubiquity and necessity of cloud software and services, to the decline of ERP type systems for small- to medium-sized architects, and the opportunity of best-of-breed connected apps, technology is now an essential strategy of any forward-looking architectural practice.

Part 2 — 'Fireside chat' interview with NBRSARCHITECTURE director Rodney Drayton. In a rapidly growing multidisciplinary practice with 100 staff working across studios focused on transformative social outcomes, and one that continues to develop new leadership models after 50 years of architectural practice, this conversation explores how technology changes their approach to running the business, delivering projects and developing strategies for growth. Interviewing Rodney is Isabelle Toland — host of the Business of Architecture and Design podcast, and founder/director of Aileen Sage Architects.

Part 3 — Panel discussion. Paul and Rodney are available for your questions — this is your chance to discuss what you've heard, and learn what you can do to harness the digital transformation opportunities in the business of architecture.

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Macquarie

Seminar - Industry benchmarks for performance

12:00 13:00

Macquarie conducted research in September 2019, surveying over 250 business owners within the built environment, with architects forming 41 percent of respondents.

We will hear from Danny Chung, Head of the Built Environment, Macquarie Business Banking, who will present the results of the study, including industry benchmarks for performance, sentiment around business and operational challenges, outlook, priorities for the future, and Macquarie’s perspective around opportunities to thrive in the macroeconomic climate.

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Legal - Gilchrist Connell

Seminars - How to Not Get Sued, and What to Do if You Are

12:00 13:00

Architecture and Design Businesses: 

In this interactive and very practical session you will learn the top five ways that architect and design businesses can avoid being sued. Using illustrative examples from real cases, the presenters will unpack what businesses should and shouldn’t do to avoid litigation.

Speakers

Lunch

13:00 14:00

Peter Verwer – The next three years – insights from Asia

14:00 15:00

All Silk Roads Lead to Australia – opportunities for architects from a supercharged Asia

  • strategic feng shui – currents of Asian growth and how they are reshaping demand
  • ‘show me the money’ – what will your international clients look like (and what do they expect)?
  • sense in the city – technological disruption and your business model
  • seven predictions for domestic and outbound business opportunities

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Panel discussion – chaired by Peter Verwer

15:00 15:20

Speakers

Break

15:20 15:45

Dr Jess Murphy & MCC

Seminar – Male Champions of Change

15:45 16:45

Get on board for gender equity!

This seminar will reveal the impetus behind the Male Champions of Change initiative, with contributions from participants who reveal their reasons for joining, what it has meant to their business and why every other practice needs to get on board to help facilitate long overdue change in the area of gender inequity in the industry.

Speakers

ACA

Seminar – People, Planet and Profit – what are you doing in your practice to measure the triple bottom line?”

15:45 16:40

The emphasis on fees and negotiations has been dominating architectural practices of all sizes in recent decades. But what does the financial imperative that drives your practice mean to you, what does it mean for your business and, more importantly, what does it mean to your clients – the ones you serve? How are practices contributing to big picture issues, such as sustainability and the environment, and the future of the profession as a whole? What values do you prioritise to sustain your business?
Hear from a panel of leading experts who will dissect, explore, challenge and share some of their strategies on impacting change in our communities whilst making that dollar count for their practice

Speakers

Total Synergy

Digital transformation in the business of architecture and design

15:45 16:45

Part 1 — Total Synergy product manager Paul Hemmings talks about how digital technologies are transforming the way architects do business and deliver projects. From the ubiquity and necessity of cloud software and services, to the decline of ERP type systems for small- to medium-sized architects, and the opportunity of best-of-breed connected apps, technology is now an essential strategy of any forward-looking architectural practice.

Part 2 — 'Fireside chat' interview with NBRSARCHITECTURE director Rodney Drayton. In a rapidly growing multidisciplinary practice with 100 staff working across studios focused on transformative social outcomes, and one that continues to develop new leadership models after 50 years of architectural practice, this conversation explores how technology changes their approach to running the business, delivering projects and developing strategies for growth. Interviewing Rodney is Isabelle Toland — host of the Business of Architecture and Design podcast, and founder/director of Aileen Sage Architects.

Part 3 — Panel discussion. Paul and Rodney are available for your questions — this is your chance to discuss what you've heard, and learn what you can do to harness the digital transformation opportunities in the business of architecture.

Speakers

Macquarie

Seminar – Industry benchmarks for performance

15:45 16:45

Macquarie conducted research in September 2019, surveying over 250 business owners within the built environment, with architects forming 41 percent of respondents.
We will hear from Danny Chung, Head of the Built Environment, Macquarie Business Banking, who will present the results of the study, including industry benchmarks for performance, sentiment around business and operational challenges, outlook, priorities for the future, and Macquarie’s perspective around opportunities to thrive in the macroeconomic climate.

Speakers

The Great Debate – Legislative Assembly Chamber

16:50 17:30

Speakers

Networking Drinks

17:30 19:30