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

 

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  • 11 November

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About BOAD conference


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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Dr Kristen 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 & 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 Qld, she loves travelling and is avid people-watcher. With her husband and 3 kids, they carve out 5 weeks each year to explore the globe, with Borneo and Sri Lanka being destinations for 2020.

 

 

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Macquarie

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Total Synergy

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ACA

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ArchiTeam

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MPavilion

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NSW Architects Registration Board

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University of Technology Sydney

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Registration

07:30 08:30

Welcome – Strangers' Room

08:15 08:25

Speakers

Digital Disruption and Transformation

08:25 09:00

Travel, media, advertising, education, retail, finance, manufacturing, agriculture, human resources… these are just a few of the industries that have already felt the seismic effects of fundamental disruption. By comparison, the architectural and design industry is merely on the cusp of experiencing huge and irreversible change. But make no mistake – disruption and transformation are underway, and it is vital that practice leaders looking to thrive in the next few years understand what to expect and how they can prepare to take full advantage of all the opportunities that will arise.

Ninotschka Titschkosky – co-CEO, BVN

09:10 09:50

Disruption and the future

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

09:50 10:30

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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Break

10:30 11:10

Remembrance Day – a minute's silence

11:11 11:12

Panel Discussion – Disruption

11:20 12:00

Speakers

ACA
Macquarie
NSW Architects Registration Board
Total Synergy

Seminars

12:00 13:00

Lunch

13:00 14:00

Peter Verwer – The Next Three Years

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

ACA
Dr Jess Murphy & MCC
Macquarie
NSW Architects Registration Board
Total Synergy

Seminars

15:45 16:40

The Final Session

16:40 17:30 Legislative Chamber

Networking Drinks

17:30 19:30