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Sean Godsell Architects
Sean Godsell is considered one of Australia’s leading young architects. He has attracted international recognition for his houses, in particular for his innovative use of materials and bold industrial forms.
Projects such as Future Shack (1999), a prefabricated emergency relief housing unit prototype constructed of a standard seafaring ISO shipping container, and Carter Tucker House, a glass box sheathed in panels of slender cedar battens, have propelled him into international view.
His work has been published in leading architectural journals in Europe, the UK, USA and Japan. He was listed by Wallpaper* magazine in 2002 as one of ten people ‘destined to change the way we live’. Time Magazine named him in the ‘Who’s Who -The New Contemporaries’ section of their 2005 Style and Design supplement.
His work has been exhibited in numerous international shows. Future Shack was shown in New York, Paris and London as a finalist in the Architecture for Humanity Exhibition.
He has lectured in the USA, UK, China, Japan, France and New Zealand as well as across Australia. He was a keynote speaker at the Alvar Aalto symposium in Finland in July 2006.
Sean has received a total of seventeen local and eight international awards and he is currently working on projects in the USA, China and Australia.
Sean will speak about his recent work including Carter Tucker House, Future Shack, St Andrews Beach Shack, Glenburn House and Peninsular House.
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2009
Venue: UTAS School of Architecture Lecture Theatre, Invermay Rd, Inveresk, 7250
Time: 5.30pm - 7pm
Date: Thursday April 23, 2009
Venue: Australian Institute of Architects Chapter Office, 1/19a Hunter Street Hobart
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Parallax - 2009 National Architecture Conference
3o April - 2 May 2009, Melbourne
Refuel 2009 National Seminar Series
'Thrive Not Survive: managing your practice in times of economic uncertainty'. Presented by Rob Pillans
With a slow-down in activity and continuing economic uncertainty, how can architects keep their practices on track for success?
In this 2 hour seminar and interactive workshop, professional business coach Rob Pillans examines the issues affecting architectural practices in an economic downturn and discusses ways in which they can be addressed. Using examples specific to architects, participants will take away with them ideas and tools that can be used immediately in their practice. Including;
·Five common mistakes in a downturn and how to avoid them.
·How to manage your practice and achieve your vision through a downturn.
·How to improve the efficiency of your resources to support growth.
·Five growth opportunities in a downturn.
Rob Pillans works primarily within service businesses, supporting change for growth and profitability. His experience in practice management provides valuable insight into the client/architect relationship
Venue: Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter, 1/19a Hunter Street
Date: May 21, 2009
Time: 12.30 - 2.30pm