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Wednesday 6 October – Friday 19 November 2021
5.00 pm (AEDT)

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The Architecture Symposium: Small presents a curated collection of Australian architects whose projects demonstrate a manner of working deliberately within limit – be it size, budget, material, country or community – to enable profound impact. Each of these architects will reflect on a recent project or process that, although not necessarily small, involves divergent practice methods developed over many years to produce an enviable economy of architectural means.

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  • Session 1 – Small: Making Urban
    Live streamed 1–3 pm Wednesday 6 October – available on demand until 5 pm AEDT 19 November.
  • A PLACE FOR GATHERING: PARRAMATTA MISSION
    John Choi, Chrofi (Sydney, NSW)
  • SMALL LESSONS FOR THE BIGGER CITY: LOFTUS LANE
    Mel Bright, Studio Bright (Melbourne, Vic)
  • CO-BECOMING: REDFERN COMMUNITY FACILITY
    Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland, Aileen Sage Architects (Sydney, NSW)
  • SMALL WINS
    Olivia Hyde, office of the Government Architect NSW (Sydney, NSW)
  • DISSECTION
    All presenters join a live panel discussion moderated by curators Anita Panov and Andrew Scott.
  • Session 2 – Small: Making Suburban
    Live streamed 1–3 pm Wednesday 13 October – available on demand until 5 pm AEDT 19 November.
  • DIGNITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE: ST ALBANS HOUSING
    Nigel Bertram, NMBW Architecture Studio (Melbourne, Vic)
  • A DECISIVE NEARNESS TO NATURE* IN THE SUBURBS: BEACONSFIELD HOUSE
    Simon Pendal, Simon Pendal Architect (Fremantle, WA)
    *Borrowed from Romano Guardini, Letters from Lake Como.
  • ARCHITECTURE THAT ADAPTS: THREE HOUSE
    John Ellway, John Ellway Architect (Brisbane, Qld)
  • THE SCALES OF HISTORY AND THE PROBLEMS OF MEMORY: BOZEN'S COTTAGE
    Mat Hinds, Taylor and Hinds (Hobart, Tas)
  • DISSECTION
    All presenters join a live panel discussion moderated by curators Anita Panov and Andrew Scott.
  • Session 3 – Small: Making Community
    Live streamed 1–3 pm Wednesday 20 October – available on demand until 5 pm AEDT 19 November.
  • THIS IS A BIG THING: SPINIFEX HILL STUDIO
    Jennie Officer, Officer Woods Architects (Fremantle, WA)
  • STRANGELY FAMILIAR: ED (EDWIN ARNOLD) HARDY PARK AMENITIES
    Matthew Eagle, ME (Gold Coast, Qld)
  • IT IS BETTER TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN THAN TO KNOW (DR SEUSS): RESEARCH PRIMARY SCHOOL
    Rachel Nolan and Patrick Kennedy, Kennedy Nolan (Melbourne, Vic)
  • Eighty-one clients: Strata Plan 3402
    Alexander Symes, Alexander Symes Architect (Sydney, NSW)
  • DISSECTION
    All presenters join a live panel discussion moderated by curators Anita Panov and Andrew Scott.

Speakers.

John Choi

Director, Chrofi

John Choi is a co-founder and director of Chrofi – a practice widely recognized for its holistic approach and design innovation. The practice has been awarded the AIA Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture, seven Chicago Athenaeum Awards and three World Architecture Festival Awards. In 2012, John was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize, and in 2014 he was the prize recipient of the AR International Award for Emerging Architecture.

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Mel Bright

Director, Studio Bright

Mel Bright is the owner and founding director of Studio Bright, a Melbourne-based practice that has gathered a collection of diverse and highly acclaimed built work. Studio Bright is best known for its houses, but the practice is currently working on a number of city-making projects across a variety of scales and types, including civic, educational and multi-residential projects.

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Amelia Holliday

Director, Aileen Sage Architects

Amelia worked for a number of years as a senior architect with Neeson Murcutt Architects, which is where she and Isabelle met. Prior to that she worked with Architect Marshall and Tonkin Zulhaika Greer in Sydney. She is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Architects Venice Biennale Committee.

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Isabelle Toland

Director, Aileen Sage Architects

Prior to establishing Aileen Sage, 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 is currently teaching a design studio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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Olivia Hyde

Director of Design Excellence, Government Architect NSW

Olivia Hyde is the director of design excellence at the Government Architect NSW and a professor of practice in architecture at The University of Sydney. In her role with the Government Architect, Olivia leads the development of policies and programs – for the State Design Review Panel – to support and promote greater design quality in the built environment across the state.

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Nigel Bertram

Director, NMBW Architecture Studio

Nigel Bertram is a founding director of NMBW Architecture Studio and a practice professor of architecture at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. With the Monash Urban Lab, he leads research projects on design-led processes for suburban regeneration and infill redevelopment, seeking new relationships between natural and human-made systems.

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Simon Pendal

Simon Pendal Architect

Simon Pendal runs the small research-based practice Simon Pendal Architect. The practice was founded in 2005, and works primarily on residential commissions, creating intimate work that is finely wrought and highly detailed.

Simon obtained his practice-based PhD via the invitational stream at RMIT in late 2016. He is a founding staff member of the Fremantle School of Architecture, established at the University of Notre Dame in 2019, where Simon teaches part-time and is co-lead of the design stream with Katherine Ashe.

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John Ellway

John Ellway Architect

John Ellway established his practice in 2017 after working with architect and mentor James Russell for the preceding seven years. His residential project Terrarium House won the Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award at the 2019 National Architecture Awards, as well as the Elina Mottram Award at state level, and regional house of the year. In 2018 it won a Houses Award and was a finalist in the inaugural Dezeen Awards.

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Mat Hinds

Director, Taylor and Hinds Architects

Mat Hinds established Taylor and Hinds Architects alongside Poppy Taylor in 2011. Their practice centres on an approach that is site specific, economical and strategic. Noted for its sensitivity, firmness and experiential clarity, the work of Taylor and Hinds addresses complex questions of civics, landscape, identity and history particular to the Tasmanian condition. Taylor and Hinds has received national and international awards for its architectural work within cultural heritage, which extends to Tasmania’s spatial traditions.

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Jennie Officer

Founding Director, Officer Woods Architects

Jennie Officer is a founding director at Officer Woods Architects and a senior lecturer at the School of Design at The University of Western Australia. She combines several roles in her professional life: practitioner, teacher, researcher and advocate. The built work of Officer Woods has been published and awarded at state and national levels across diverse categories, and the practice is committed to flexibility in thinking about projects and their site, culture, context and character, delighting in the overlaps of architecture, landscape and urban design.

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Matthew Eagle

Director, ME

Matthew Eagle is the director and founder of architecture studio ME, and a teacher at the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Established in 2013, ME is based in Jellurgal, Burleigh Heads, on the lands of the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language group. ME has since developed a portfolio of widely published and awarded projects.

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Patrick Kennedy and Rachel Nolan

Principals, Kennedy Nolan

Patrick Kennedy and Rachel Nolan established Kennedy Nolan in Melbourne in 1999. They both grew up in the country and became friends when they moved to the city in the late 1980s to study at The University of Melbourne.

Kennedy Nolan is an architecture practice that has established a strong reputation for making architecture with a distinct approach to the built form and highly considered interiors. The practice has been recognized by numerous design awards.

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Alexander Symes

Alexander Symes Architect

Alex’s technical expertise in building physics and facade system design is built on the experience he gained working in Arup’s building physics and facade engineer teams from 2010 to 2014. He has hands-on experience with construction and design for manufacture assembly (DFMA) and a passion for how buildings are put together. Alex has specialist training in the design and delivery of passive houses, which he believes offers a pathway towards exceptionally comfortable and healthy homes. Alex loves to collaborate with like-minded individuals and to test the boundaries of how status quo can be challenged to advance sustainable architecture.

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Curators.

Anita Panov and Andrew Scott

Co-directors, Panov Scott Architects

Anita Panov and Andrew Scott studied architecture at the University of Newcastle under Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury, among others. After decade-long apprenticeships with William Smart and Angelo Candalepas respectively, they commenced practice together in 2012, and in 2016 were the first collaboration to receive the New South Wales Emerging Architects prize, the citation stating:

“Through their conscious and thoughtful approach to the crafting of buildings, Panov Scott demonstrate design excellence, generosity of spirit and leadership by example. They are builders, teachers, curators, scientists, agitators and writers. This critical thought leadership has the potential to inspire the next generation of architects.”

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