Our guest in this episode is registered architect and licensed builder Scott Flett from Scott Flett Architecture Workshop based in Tasmania and New South Wales. Scott shares his approach to architecture with his building background in his tool belt, the creation of a brand new design product born from his experience working on rooves, and the building and design considerations that he went through on his parents home in Tasmania.
Our guest in this episode is educator Joti Weijers-Coghlan from the University of South Australia. Joti established the design and construction program at UniSA and has been the driving force behind educating students about the construction process. Joti shares why it’s important for architecture students to understand construction, the need for construction knowledge when dealing with issues on site, and how design can be improved when thinking about construction from the outset. This interview is conducted by Chris Morley who is an EmAGN committee member based in South Australia.
Our guests in this episode are architects Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay who are the directors of LXN Architects based in Hobart Tasmania. Josh and Sarah share their experiences of working closely with building companies, the importance of mutual respect when negotiating with builders, and the element of trust in a project team.
Our guest in this episode is Sam Spurr who at the time of the recording was the associate professor and head of discipline of the Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Sam also has a special research focus on mining ideology and coal capitalism, which examines the agency of architecture to make legible the complex forces at play in the Anthropocene Epoch. Sam shares how she developed her specific area of research, the traditional elements of architecture education and how it’s developing, and how architects might contribute to our changing societies. This interview was conducted by Sally Hsu who is an EmAGN committee member based in New South Wales.
Our guest in this episode is April McCabe who is a town planner and the director of social strategy and engagement at the Planning Studio and the former Policy Manager and Principal Policy Advisor to the Lord Mayor of Sydney. April shares how her background in geography shaped her understanding of placemaking, how empathy informs the design of cities for all people, and the importance of balancing streetscapes and public open space with growing city skylines. This interview is conducted by Sally Hsu who is an EmAGN committee member based in New South Wales.
Our guests in this episode are two of the busiest staff members at the Australian Institute of Architects, Leanne Hardwicke and Tim Leslie. Leanne is the General Manager of Policy, Advocacy and Education at the Institute who works at a National level and Tim is a registered architect who works at the State level as the Victorian State Manager of the Institute. Together they share the important work the Institute does to place greater importance on the climate emergency and the representation of indigenous architects, the production of guidelines and research that all architects benefit from, and the advocacy for architects to local, state, and federal government.
Our guest in this episode is Malcolm Middleton who is the former Queensland Government Architect and director of Malcolm Middleton Architects. Malcolm shares why it’s so important to talk to the right people in the right places, what the role of the government architect is, and how design guidelines in Queensland have encouraged the construction of better infrastructure. This interview is conducted by Genevieve Vella who is an EmAGN committee member based in Queensland.
Our guest in this episode is architect John Ellway whose office is based in Queensland. John shares how living in Japan and working on building sites influenced his unique home, learning how to extend a tight budget without sacrificing design outcome, and why getting away from the computer and learning how things actually get made served him well when working with builders and subcontractors. This interview is conducted by Genevieve Vella who is an EmAGN committee member based in Queensland.
Our guest in this episode is Douglas Wan from WHDA Design and Architecture. Douglas shares with us why he decided to take on his own apartment renovation, deciding why a small apartment project was the right choice for him, and shaping his apartment to suit the unique way he wants to live versus what we see in mass-produced apartments. This interview was conducted by Kimberley Hui who is an EmAGN committee member based in Victoria.
Our guest in this episode is interior designer Paul Brace, who is the director of interiors at PBD Architects based in Sydney. Paul shares with us how he designed his house to be personal and in connection to nature, everyone he tried to consider in the design of his own home, and what he learned from living in the houses he renovated. This interview is conducted by Sally Hsu who is an EmAGN committee member based in New South Wales.