Get to know one of Australia’s fastest-growing economies: The Gold Coast
Photographer: Mingles

Get to know one of Australia’s fastest-growing economies: The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city, one of its fastest-growing and is projected to be home to approximately one million people by 2050. Queensland’s second city is quickly maturing into a place of broad opportunity and rich experiences. This Lean In is a must for any practice that would like to win some of the upcoming work on the Gold Coast.

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Virtual Tour: University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

Join us today for a guided virtual tour of the building and Q&A session as we discuss the building certification systems, biophilic references (sunshade, tree-like supporting structures), the main operation of the building (green walls and communal areas), technology inbuilt (thermal slab, ground source heat pumps, transpired solar collector, green IT system) and other key aspects of design that earned the building the full marks under LBC.

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Building Back Better: Steel building materials and bushfire design

As we edge closer to Summer, the threat of another significant bushfire season presents itself across the country again. This Lean In focuses on how architects can develop more robust residential buildings in bushfire-prone areas across Australia to minimise losses and reduce risk.

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Getting sustainable design over the line

The HIP V. HYPE model – could this be the future of property development, architecture and sustainability? The multi-disciplinary property development and sustainability consulting team at HIP V. HYPE create projects defined by substance, genuine interaction and meaning.

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In conversations with artists

The importance of equity, diversity and inclusion within architectural practice and design processes has been well documented to ensure that our offices and design cultures reflect the communities we serve. This Lean In session covers how to work towards a more intersectional, inclusive practice.

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Working with diversity

Diverse thinking encourages viewing issues through different lenses. Ensuring a diverse workplace is an important start but to create successful organisations, workplace culture and design solutions, celebrating diverse thinking is critical.

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R U OK? Day 2020

As students and recent graduates we understand that life, study and work can sometimes be challenging to juggle and this can take a toll on our mental health. We want to take the time to connect with our SONA community and open up a conversation between practitioners, graduates, and students about mental health and wellbeing.

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