Friday 29 July 2022
9.30 am – 4.00 pm (AEST)


Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
NGV International
Melbourne VIC
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Program Info

“The more digital we have, the more naked skin and rawness we will want.” – Bjork

The Architecture Symposium: Truth or Dare? presents a curated selection of emerging and established Australian architects whose residential projects are a testament to their experiences, processes and creativity. Join us in person for raw (but not naked) stories that reveal how personal idiosyncrasies and curiosities have shaped architectural thinking to create poetic homes that respond to people and place.


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  • 9.30 am Delegate arrival
  • 10.00 am Welcome
    Georgia Birks, Architecture Media
  • 10.10 am Opening comments
    Co-curators Rachel Nolan (Kennedy Nolan) and Karen Alcock (MA Architects)
  • 10.35 am Presentation
    Warren Haasnoot, Curious Practice (Newcastle, NSW)
  • 11.00 am Presentation
    Kirsten Stanisich, Richards Stanisich (Sydney, NSW)
  • 11.25 am Presentation
    Will Fung, CO-AP (Sydney, NSW)
  • 11.50 am Presentation
    Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins Architects (Melbourne, Vic)
  • 12.15 pm Lunch
  • 2.00 pm Presentation
    Stephanie Burton, Lovell Burton (Melbourne, Vic)
  • 2.25 pm Presentation
    Morgan Jenkins, Nielsen Jenkins (Brisbane, Qld)
  • 2.50 pm Presentation
    Qianyi Lim, Sibling Architecture (Sydney, NSW, and Melbourne, Vic)
  • 3.15 pm Presentation
    Anthony Gill, Anthony Gill Architects (Sydney, NSW)
  • 3.40 pm Closing comments
    Co-curators Rachel Nolan (Kennedy Nolan) and Karen Alcock (MA Architects)
  • 4.00 pm Event concludes
  • CPD Questions – The Architecture Symposium: Truth or Dare?


Warren Haasnoot

Director, Curious Practice

Warren Haasnoot graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Masters of Architecture in 2012. He is one of the founding partners at Curious Practice, which was established in 2017.

Warren is interested in the way we connect to the environment in both a sustainable and atmospheric sensibility. He enjoys connecting with clients, staff and consultants to create meaningful objects that enrich natural and unnatural territories.

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Kirsten Stanisich

Director, Richards Stanisich

Kirsten was instrumental in establishing SJB Interiors in Sydney and was appointed a director in 2005. She founded Richards Stanisich with Jonathan Richards in 2018.

Kirsten enjoys the development of design by innovating and pushing our experience with materials and detailing. She is restless in her pursuit of originality and will imbue a project with a sophisticated palette. Kirsten regularly participates in industry events and award systems with her public speaking and participation on judging panels, and has held prominent positions in the Design Institute of Australia.

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Will Fung

Director, CO-AP

Will Fung studied architecture at the University of New South Wales. Upon graduation Will travelled to the Netherlands, where he joined Wiel Arets Architects in 1999 and worked on a diverse range of projects.

Returning to Sydney, Will was project architect at Engelen Moore, working on a number of retail, commercial and residential projects. Will has been a regular guest critic at the University of New South Wales School of Architecture and a part-time sessional design tutor at the University of Sydney School of Architecture.

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Clare Cousins

Director, Clare Cousins Architects

Clare Cousins established Melbourne practice Clare Cousins Architects in 2005. Based on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation, the studio is engaged in projects large and small including housing, workplace, and cultural projects. Each project is an opportunity for the studio's team to explore what they value; a nuanced sense of place, embedded with a responsibility to our environment.

Actively involved in the broader design community, Clare is a life fellow and past national president of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Stephanie Burton

Principal, Lovell Burton

Lovell Burton is a Melbourne-based architecture studio founded in 2018. What began as a conversation over many years between Stephanie Burton and Joseph Lovell has grown into a collaborative studio with people of diverse interests and backgrounds. Clients, makers, students, builders and peers contribute the seeds of new ideas and directions that the practice is able to build upon.

After graduating from Deakin University in 2009 Stephanie worked as an associate with Jackson Clements Burrows, where she spent eight years working in both the public and private sectors.

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Morgan Jenkins

Co-director, Nielsen Jenkins

Morgan Jenkins is co-director of Brisbane-based architecture studio Nielsen Jenkins.

He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 and has since worked with Phorm Architecture and Design, Kevin O'Brien Architects and Nielsen Workshop. In 2017 he formally established Nielsen Jenkins with long-time friend and collaborator Lachlan Nielsen, after five years of designing and often building projects together.

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Qianyi Lim

Director, Sibling Architecture

Qianyi Lim is a registered architect with experience working in practices across Australia, Asia and Europe. She is interested in creating inclusive and equitable environments that are ecologically sustainable and culturally enriching for diverse communities.

Qianyi co-founded Sibling Architecture in Melbourne in 2012 before establishing the Sydney studio in 2017. The studio is currently working across a range of projects in NSW including a regional art gallery expansion, a secret cinema within a heritage train station, an apartment fit-out to better suit the needs of its ageing occupants, and a new artist residence in the Blue Mountains.

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Anthony Gill

Director, Anthony Gill Architects

Anthony Gill graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 and is a registered architect in New South Wales.

His projects have been published locally and internationally, and his office has received numerous awards. He has given talks on his work in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania, and has taught at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney. He has also been a juror for the New South Wales AIA Awards.

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Rachel Nolan

Principal, Kennedy Nolan

Together with Patrick Kennedy, Rachel Nolan is a founding partner of multiple-award-winning practice Kennedy Nolan. She is crucially involved in the design direction of the practice, with expertise in creating built environments that are inspiring and memorable.

Fascinated by both the material and the immaterial, Rachel is conceptually driven and pragmatic, focused on creating enduring settings for life.

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Karen Alcock

Principal, MA and Co

Karen Alcock established MA and Co in 2008. Karen is passionate and tenacious about the contribution architects can make to our society. Buildings shape our city, can support and enhance our society and use our valuable resources – they need chaperones and champions to achieve quality outcomes that people want to live, work and play in.

A wise mind, Karen has operated as a developer, an architect, an educator, a competition judge and a mover-and-shaker in the Australian Institute of Architects. Karen has gained recognition for her innovative architecture with an emphasis on experimentation and craft.

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