Tuesday 7 September 2021
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)


Design Speaks Virtual Portal
Virtual Event


Each session includes one hour of presentations and an hour-long live panel discussion.

One session (2 formal CPD points): $90
Two sessions (4 formal CPD points): $180
Three sessions (6 formal CPD points): $230

Tickets may be purchased up until 24 September. Delegates can view all three sessions on demand in their portal up until 1 October. Other sessions in this program explore designing for early learning and designing for primary and secondary education.

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Program Info

Education is one of the most powerful investments for our future. For individuals, education can lead to a path of empowerment and employment, and at a larger scale it can have a significant impact on a nation’s economic return. With this in mind, how can architectural agency promote positive learning experiences and outcomes for all levels of education? In this edition of Old School New School, we hear from leading practitioners, researchers and educators from Australia and abroad as they discuss and interrogate architecture’s role in the future of education.


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Zoe Jackson

Events Manager Header Image Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton University in New Jersey, USA, by KPMB Architects. Photography by Adrien Williams.


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  • On campus: Designing for Tertiary Education
    The city campus is on the rise. Tertiary buildings weaved into the urban fabric aim to cross-pollinate academia and industry. How can architects ensure “innovation” is not just an architectural trend, but a design strategy that creates meaningful and effective contributions to our cities? Speakers in this session will share processes and projects that are redefining our understanding of what a tertiary building can offer.
  • 2.50 pm Welcome
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  • 3.00 pm Presentation 1
    Shirley Blumberg, KPMB (Toronto, Canada)
  • 3.20 pm Presentation 2
    Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tas)
  • 3.40 pm Presentation 3
    Hazel Porter, Woods Bagot (Melbourne, Vic)
  • 4.00 pm Dissection
    An hour-long panel discussion with Shirley Blumberg, Rufus Black and Hazel Porter.
    Moderator: Mark Roehrs, Hassell (Brisbane, Qld)
    Return to the Design Speaks home page to see the full program

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