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Our member Lean In sessions bring our community together, to share experience in what is the most complex and challenging of times.

Building Confidence Report - Progress and challenges

23 July 2020

Bronwyn Weir, Director of Weir Legal and Consulting, highlights the key themes of the Building Confidence Report for architects.

Working with a professional photographer: understanding your responsibilities

21 July 2020

Architectural photographer Scott Burrows shares his thoughts and experiences on ensuring that, when commissioning photography, you understand your legal responsibilities, brand protection and your own client’s privacy considerations.

The Common Data Environment, Model Coordination and the Digital Twin revolution

16 July 2020

Joining us for his second Lean In session, Steven Brant, Senior Director at Oracle Construction & Engineering, will answer your questions on how architects can get the most out of BIM coordination, Common Data Environments and Digital Twins.

The Art and Science of Architectural Lighting

14 July 2020

Adam De Guara and Fay Greenhalgh of Glowing Structures, an award-winning Melbourne architectural lighting consultancy, as they showcase the critical importance of lighting across different architectural settings.

Artists Tony Albert and Daniel Boyd

9 July 2020

Girrimay/Yidinji/Kuku Yalanji man Tony Albert and Kudjala/Gangalu/Kuku Yalanji/Waka Waka/Gubbi Gubbi/Wangerriburra/Bundjalung man Daniel Boyd discuss honouring First Nations history in art and architecture.

Getting your practice fit for business success

7 July 2020

Specialist business coach, Ross Clark of WhyWhatHow, covers nine key business strategies for transforming COVID-induced ‘business flab’ into ‘business fit’ for success in a rapidly evolving business environment.

Advancing modular construction

2 July 2020

Damien Crough, Founding Director and Board Chair of PrefabAU, the peak industry body for offsite construction in Australia, shares his extensive experience in modular construction.

Relationships, history and context: Bathurst Rail Museum adaptive reuse project
30 June 2020 NSW regional practice Integrated Design Group completed an exemplary adaptive reuse project Bathurst Rail Museum for the Bathurst City Council. Tony McBurney explains how this outstanding project transformed the historic Railway Institute building into a space to play, learn and explore.
SYSTEMology: Create time, reduce errors and scale your profits with proven business systems

25 June 2020

Leading business systems expert David Jenyns of SYSTEMology walks Institure member Nicole Rouissi through the process of building business systems and removing herself as a bottleneck.

Dave also shares how you can create time, reduce errors and scale your profits with proven business systems.

How to create a pipeline of work

23 June 2020

Lindy Johnson of Lindy Johnson Creative discusses the do’s and don’ts of marketing to help you implement practical business development ideas to connect with more clients and build a strong pipeline of work.

Business for social good

18 June 2020

Robert Goodliffe from Clarke Hopkins Clarke provides insight into certification as a B Corporation. Andrew Stefanou, CEO of Built Environment Channel, describes their efforts supporting the architecture and built environment professions.

Responsible Products and Environmental Product Declarations

16 June 2020

Pip Stone and Laura Guccione from BlueScope discuss their commitment to environmental responsibility through Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s).

Back to business with Macquarie Business Banking

11 June 2020

This session was not recorded at the request of Macquarie Business Banking.

Architects in epicentres - stories from New York and Beijing

9 June 2020

Roberto Bannura of Steven Holl Architects (USA) shares an overview of his background, the key issues emanating out of the USA with COVID-19 and civil unrest centre stage, how this is impacting the profession, and covering off his time in Beijing where he works closely with the government on aiming to deliver a ‘new China’.  

informed Lawyers

4 June 2020

This session was not recorded at the request of informed Lawyers.

RECONCILIATION CONVERSATIONS – WINGARA MURA-BUNGA BARRABUGU: A THINKING PATH TO MAKE TOMORROW’S STRATEGY

2 June 2020

The University of Sydney’s Juliette Churchill discusses the Wingara Mura Design Principles that were incorporated into the university’s buildings and spaces. This strategy was awarded the Institute NSW’s inaugural Reconciliation Prize in 2019.

Also hear from three architects who’ve worked with Juliette closely on various university projects – Andrew Cortese of Grimshaw, Kiong Lee of JPW and Jess Austin of DS+R.

Reconciliation conversations

28 May 2020

Wadi Wadi-Walbanga artist Alison Page and Wiradjuri-Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones share their significant public art installations that acknowledge Australia’s layered history. This session is chaired by Samantha Rich who is Wiradjuri and a member of the NSW Chapter Reconciliation Working Group.

The Evolution of Construction Technology and Collaborative Platforms

26 May 2020

Steve Brant of Oracle Construction & Engineering discusses the evolution of construction technology and the fundamental concept of neutrality – a key to establishing a trust foundation which is capable of fuelling true collaboration, providing universal fairness to project collaboration platforms.

May housing market update with CoreLogic

21 May 2020

This session was not recorded at the request of CoreLogic.

Behind the Scenes at Architectus

19 May 2020

In addition to providing an overview of the practice and its upcoming projects, Dario Spralja, Principal of Architectus shares how the practice is currently operating and his thoughts on how they will return to the studio. Dario will also provide insights on how Architectus have leveraged proven international collaboration methodologies across local and national teams in response to the global pandemic.

Creative public spaces are still important

14 May 2020

In this Lean In session, we’re going down a creative path, opening the doors with Samuel Mayze, Director of Strategic Projects, Australia & Middle East and Owen Craven, Director of New Business, Australia for an exclusive look inside UAP, a global organisation that works with architects to develop and construct their creative vision across the most incredible of design concepts.

Perceptions of colour in architecture with Dulux

12 May 2020

Colour has a proven way of affecting our mood – while also reflecting society. In this session, Dulux’s Colour Planning and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, discusses a brighter and more colourful future​.

How to take the best that remote work offers into the future

7 May 2020

Dr Bailey Bosch will discuss some practical strategies for managing the ‘work-life-home’ bleed, where lack of boundaries means many of us are burning the candle at both ends and burnout is a very real danger.

Discover more at baileybosch.com.au.

Living with uncertainty

5 May 2020

Dr Christine Clifford helps us utilise the broad set of skills we already have as architects and design professionals in times of dealing with uncertainty. Christine guides us to gently challenge our way of thinking and show us the difference a fresh perspective can make.

Handling emotions in uncertain times with Sue Langley

30 April 2020

This session was not recorded at request of the presenter. The presentation slides are available below.

Brought to you by Built Environment Channel.

Watch the ​BEC Architects Leadership Series: Culture + Wellbeing recording for free.

Updates from remote, regional and urban practices

28 April 2020

Phillip Nielsen, co-founder of Regional Design Service in Corowa, NSW and Monique Woodward, founder of WOWOWA in Melbourne, Victoria are both adapting to new challenges and explore the steps they’re taking to continue to provide essential services and keep running successfully.

Communications in the time of COVID-19

21 April 2020

Genevieve Brannigan, Managing Director of Communications Collective, discusses the use of content across owned digital channels (including social media, website and database marketing) and how to reach new customers by staying innovative and relevant in an environment of uncertainty.

COVID-19 and managing wage costs

16 April 2020

This session was not recorded at request of the presenter. The presentation slides are available below.

Stress management 101

14 April 2020

Susie Hopkins, founder of Lilo Wellness, outlines steps we can take to relieve the pressure and maintain our wellbeing.

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Global architectural trends in the age of COVID-19

9 April 2020

Kingspan’s Stuart Braine, National Specification Manager, and Craig Burr, Sales Director Australia/NZ provide an in-depth overview of how major architectural supply firms are working and the key customer and supply trends that are being seen as we journey through this unprecedented time.

Employment updates and insights

7 April 2020

Krista Shearer, Managing Director of Bespoke Careers updates us on where the architectural profession currently stands from an employment perspective and shares her insights into the sudden change in our industry.

Business continuity, cashflow planning and other key business strategies

2 April 2020

Melissa Healy, director at leading business advisors and accountants DFK Everalls, outlines business continuity, cashflow planning and other key strategies that will help support your architectural practice as we journey through this unprecedented pandemic together. Melissa also covers the different government support packages that are being rolled out (at time of recording) and how architects may be able to access these.

Commercial Contracts and Operations During a Pandemic

31 March 2020

Scott Alden, lead construction, projects and procurement partner and Victoria Gordon, an associate at law firm Holding Redlich discuss the current pandemic and the impact it can have on commercial contracts and operations. Force majeure and frustration, cost cutting, the workforce and other rights under contracts such as suspension, variation and termination are also discussed and explained.

Moving to a virtual office

26 March 2020

Tony Giannone, President of the SA Chapter, shares his experience to date in relocating to a virtual office and how this works for him and the team at tectvs.

Business continuity, cashflow planning and other key business strategies

2 April 2020

Melissa Healy, director at leading business advisors and accountants DFK Everalls, outlines business continuity, cashflow planning and other key strategies that will help support your architectural practice as we journey through this unprecedented pandemic together. Melissa also covers the different government support packages that are being rolled out (at time of recording) and how architects may be able to access these.

Commercial Contracts and Operations During a Pandemic

31 March 2020

Scott Alden, lead construction, projects and procurement partner and Victoria Gordon, an associate at law firm Holding Redlich discuss the current pandemic and the impact it can have on commercial contracts and operations. Force majeure and frustration, cost cutting, the workforce and other rights under contracts such as suspension, variation and termination are also discussed and explained.