Friday 19 November 2021
9.00 am – 5.00 pm (AEDT)
Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Domain, Art Gallery Road
Sydney NSW 2000
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Architecture can be a catalyst for transformation at all scales. The Architecture Symposium: Beyond the Building, Sydney presents a curated selection of contemporary Australian architects whose public projects have an impact that is beyond the built form itself. In these buildings, form and use, aesthetics and technology, concept and program, ethics and immediacy, private need and public good often meet head-on. Discussion will highlight works that have synthesized these often-conflicting factors, extending the brief to unlock remarkable results that have a ripple effect on the building’s context and its community.
Zoe JacksonEvents Manager
NSW Government Architect, Government Architect NSW
Abbie Galvin is the Government Architect NSW. Prior to this appointment, she worked for 30 years in architectural practice on projects across a range of sectors that have been highly awarded, published and recognized internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.
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 organizations operate.
Founder and creative director, Smart Design Studio
William Smart is the founder and creative director of Smart Design Studio, which takes a holistic approach, combining architectural and interior design with a passionate attention to detail and an ethos of “architecture from the inside out.” Over the past 23 years, Smart Design Studio has delivered a wide range of projects, from large-scale masterplans, cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.
Smart Design Studio’s buildings have received critical acclaim, with the studio receiving more than 40 international and national awards for architecture, urban design and interior design. William was also the recipient of the People’s Choice Award (The Luminary) at the 2017 Inde Awards. He has taught and lectured across Australia, published written work and is an active participant in charity organizations.