Sunshine Coast Design Book and Education Campaign | Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Design Book and Education Campaign | Sunshine Coast Council | Photographer: Andrew McColl

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Sunshine Coast Design Book and Education Campaign | Sunshine Coast Council

Traditional Land Owners
Gubbu Gubbi and Jinibara nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Sunshine Coast

Category
Urban Design
Builder
not applicable
Photographer
Andrew McColl
Barry Alsop
Shane Hastings
Project summary

The Sunshine Coast Design book sets an important vision for the Sunshine Coast region. It has been developed to inspire and raise awareness about the value of good design and how to achieve appropriate sub-tropical design to help protect and enhance all that we love about the Sunshine Coast. The book and education tools encourage everyone to design for this place, not just anywhere, and to consider the climate, orientation, resilience, climate change, views, our indigenous and cultural heritage and our beautiful natural environment.

The Sunshine Coast Design book is an important reminder that we are not Melbourne, Sydney or Tasmania, but instead that we are a unique coastal and hinterland region that needs to be enhanced and protected through design that is relevant to this place. The Yellow Book, the Cool Homes for the Sunshine Coast booklet, the compass and online course are all accessible and easy to use.

The Sunshine Coast Design book, and education campaign, plays an important role in helping to raise awareness of the value and importance of design in the everyday world and how important it is to design for the climate, orientation, resilience and climate change. The book has enabled us to communicate the needs of the community and council to a range of stakeholders including developers, builders, design related professionals and anyone buying, building or renovating.

Good design is about designing for place, people and the future and it needs to be clear that good design influences the future of our region.

Project Practice Team

Cathryn Chatburn, Consultant (Urban Enquiry) involved in the project as lead advisor to Sunshine Coast Council
Chris Hodgson, Council staff member (Landscape Architect) involved in the project
Dr Rosemary Kennedy, Expert Reviewer (Architect) for Cool Homes for the Sunshine Coast booklet (BOAQ Qld Registration 2605 and AIA Member)
Erin Johnston, Council staff member (Place Project Officer) involved in the project
John Robertson (OGE), Member of the Brains Trust for Sunshine Coast Design book (BOAQ registration 4212)
Kerry Clare, Member of the Brains Trust for Sunshine Coast Design book (BOAQ registration 3180)
Laura Hodgson, Architect for the home used in the Cool Homes booklet and online course (AIA Membership 55147 and BOAQ Registration 5566)
Lindy Aitkin (Bark Architects), Member of the Brains Trust for Sunshine Coast Design book (BOAQ registration 3664)
Liza Neil, Principle Architect, Sunshine Coast Council – staff member involved in the Sunshine Coast Design project (BOAQ 2895)
Noel Robinson, Chair Sunshine Coast Urban Design Advisory Panel (AIA Member 11552 and BOAQ registration 1010)
Olivia Hyde, Member of the Brains Trust for Sunshine Coast Design book (NSW State Govt Architect)
Sarah Chalkley, Project Lead for Sunshine Coast Design – Manager Urban Design and Architecture, Sunshine Coast Council
Tony Holzberger, Principle Architect, Sunshine Coast Council – Member of the Sunshine Coast Design Project team (BOAQ 3559)

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