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22 May 2020 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST

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This week guest presenters Tim Lee, NSW Country Division committee member, and Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel, TAKT talk about Helping Communities In The Bushfire Recovery Process.

Each week you will also hear from the Institute NSW’s State Manager Kate Concannon and Chapter President Kathlyn Loseby, and guest presenters who will explore different themes relating to practice and the profession, encouraging participants to share experiences and learning.

Join us virtually at our weekly [net]work from home zoom session every Friday at 9.00am for updates on what’s happening at the Institute and across the industry in these unusual times, and check in with your professional peers to help maintain your well-being and motivation in self-isolation.

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May 22 | Guest Presenters

Helping Communities In The Bushfire Recovery Process

Led by Tim Lee this session will discuss the NSW Country Division’s initiative to aid communities in the bushfire recovery process, with a focus on the processes necessary to ‘Build Back Better.’ We will also hear from Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel from TAKT, who will share their experience in working in bushfire affected areas after this summer’s devastation. The presentation will focus on how a neighbourhood may respond to such a crisis and what opportunities can arise when thinking about rebuilding community. It will discuss the importance of leadership and highlight the issues that may impact a positive outcome, highlighting the circumstances under which a reframing of the crisis enables a positive way forward that benefits all members of the community.

BIO | Tim Lee

Tim Lee is the principal architect for Tim Lee Architects and the Heritage Architect for the Naval Chapel, Watson Bay, Sydney. He currently serves as a committee member for the NSW Country Division. Tim has been practicing architecture for over 25 years, previously having worked at Mitchell, Giurgola & Thorpe (MGT), and Dutaillis Architects in Goulburn NSW. His experience includes projects at Australian Parliament House, Singapore, Qatar & Jakarta.

Since opening his own practice in 2010 he has delivered high quality outcomes on a wide variety of building typologies in regional NSW, Sydney and Canberra. Tim has a great passion for design and a strong focus on the interaction of people and the built environment. Tim was the Creative Director of the Institute’s CPD event “Willinga Park – Building Typology Case Study with COX Architecture” in November 2019. During this event, the 2019-2020 devastating bushfire season had just started to impact the local communities.

BIO | Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel TAKT

Takt is a small architecture practice focused on well crafted, site specific, custom architectural solutions. While a large proportion of the practice’s work is of residential nature, Takt has worked on a number of community projects over the past 10 years. Takt was founded by Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel and was built on previous architectural experience in Australia, Indonesia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Over the past years it has developed into a collaboration between a group of passionate and skilled individuals who work from a self-built studio, looking out through the trees to the Illawarra Coal Coast, south of Sydney.


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22 May 2020
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