[UPDATED April 4 @ 4pm]
The 2008 RAIA National Conference has SOLD OUT, and there are no longer opportunities to be placed on the waiting list.
The Opening Party is taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Foundation Hall from 8pm on Thursday 10 April. Tickets are still available at the door for $100.
Tours are still available, please contact the NSW Chapter on 02 9246 4055
If you have any urgent queries relating to the conference please call 02 6121 2000.
We have also updated the session outlines available online.
All International and Australian speakers have been announced.
Session outlines for Critical Visions are now available. Full descriptions as well as a list of participants in each session have been finalised and released to make registration decisions more simple.
Registrations for the 2008 RAIA National Architecture Conference ‘Critical Visions’ are now open. Critical Visions will run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 April 2008 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
An exciting and ambitious event is planned, featuring many high-profile international and Australian architects and academics. The conference will explore pressing contemporary architectural issues through presentations, panel discussion, jury critique and debate.
Kenneth Frampton, Professor, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA
Michael Hensel, Ocean North, Germany
Thomas Herzog, Herzog + Partner, Germany
Francine Houben, Mecanoo Architecten, Netherlands
Christoph Ingenhoven, Ingenhoven Architektan, Germany
Qingyun Ma, MADA s.p.a.m., China.
Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Canada
Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, USA
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, UK
Richard Francis-Jones is best known as the design partner of award-winning practice Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt). He started his architectural journey at the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in Architecture in 1985. He then traveled to the United States on scholarship and continued his studies at Columbia University, where he gained a Masters in Architecture in 1987. During this period, he practiced at firms in New York, Los Angeles and Paris before returning to Sydney in 1989.