AustraliaNOW: Coming Up From Down Under [NYC]

5:30pm - 8:30pm

445 5th Avenue
New York City, NY 10016
United States


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AustraliaNOW: Coming Up From Down Under

In Person Locations: Brickworks Design Studio, 445 Fifth Avenue, New York City and Brickworks Design Studio, 2 Barrack St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Austrian/Australian architect Harry Seidler and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Jørn Utzon’s landmark Sydney Opera House, AustraliaNOW will explore the country’s 20th century architectural landmarks, the current collaboration of American and Australian architects on major cultural, educational, and commercial projects, and short presentations—in speed presentation format—of over a dozen emerging and established Australian architects practicing today. Participants include four recent recipients of the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

This will be a hybrid program, with a live audience and presentations from Brickworks’ design studios in both New York and Australia, along with several participants presenting via Zoom. A Q&A discussion will follow the presentations

In New York: Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5:30–8:30 pm ET
In Sydney: Friday, November 3, 2023, 8:30–11:30 am AEST

Part One: 20th Century International Influences

On the legacy of Harry Seidler:
Daniel Brown, Professor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

On the Master Plan for Canberra and Parliament House:
Paul Broches, FAIA, Partner Emeritus, Mitchell/Giurgola (NYC)

Part Two: American and Australian Collaboration
On Tarrkarri: The Center for First Nations Cultures, Adelaide:
Charles Renfro, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (NYC)
Rosina de Maria, Principal, Woods Bagot (Adelaide SA)

On the Melbourne School of Design:
Nader Tehrani, Founder, NADAAA (Boston MA)
John Wardle, Founder, Wardle Studio (Melbourne VIC)

On 55 Pitt Street, Sydney:
William Sharples, Principal, SHoP (NYC)
Dominic Alvaro, Principal, Woods Bagot (Sydney NSW)

Part Three: Presentations by Australian Architects
Neil Durbach, Director, Durbach Block Jaggers (Sydney NSW)
Sean Godsell, Founder, Sean Godsell Architects (Fitzroy VIC)
Rachel Neeson, Founder, Neeson Murcutt Neille (Potts Point NSW)
Clare Cousins, Director, Clare Cousins Architects (N. Melbourne VIC)
Matthias Hollenstein, Founder, Studio Hollenstein (Sydney NSW)
Kerstin Thompson, Director, Kerstin Thompson Architects (Melbourne VIC)
Timothy Hill, Founder, PartnersHill (Hobart, TAS)
Angelo Candalepas, Founder, Angelo Candalpas & Associates (Sydney NSW)
Aaron Roberts, Director, Edition Office (Collingwood VIC)
Ingrid Richards, Co-Owner, Richards & Spence (Fortitude Valley QLD)
Adrian Spence, Co-Owner, Richards & Spence (Fortitude Valley QLD)
William Smart Director, Smart Design Studio (Alexandria NSW)
Andrew Burges, Founder, Andrew Burges Architects (Surrey Hills NSW)
Elliet Spring, Director, MGS Architects (Melbourne VIC)
Tony Chenchow, Co-Founders, Chenchow Little Architects (Surrey Hills NSW)
Stephanie Little, Co-Founders, Chenchow Little Architects (Surrey Hills NSW)
Patrick Kennedy, Principal, Kennedy Nolan (Fitzroy VIC)
Rachel Nolan, Principal, Kennedy Nolan (Fitzroy VIC)
Robert McBride, Principal McBride Charles Ryan (Prahran VIC)
Poppy Taylor, Co-Founder, Taylor & Hinds Architects (Hobart TAS)

Stephen Johnson, FAIA, Board of Directors, cultureNOW (NYC)
Jeremy Edminston, Founder, System Architects (NYC)
Stephen Varady, Architect, Stephen Varady Architecture (Sydney)
Abby Suckle, FAIA, LEED, Design Principal, Abby Suckle Architects PC (Sydney)

Organized by
AIANY Architecture Dialogues Committee; CultureNOW





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