Tuesday Oct 06, 2009 at 8:00am to at
New South Wales, Australia
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Presented by the ARC Linkage grant The Architecture of Academic Research, in conjunction with industry partners Woods Bagot.
Australian universities are enthusiastically building dedicated research facilities to meet an increasingly competitive local and international environment. The fostering of research cross-fertilization through structured and informal social encounters between academics and the broader community has emerged as a common ambition in the design of these facilities, but with what results?
This symposium offers architects, academic leaders and project and facility managers a chance to critically and collectively debate the successes and challenges of the rich catalogue of recently completed academic research in building in Australian universities.
The focus of invited presentations and open discussion will be the following two contentions:Only those facilities addressing multiple scales from the urban to the individual work station can realize the strategic aspirations of the contemporary university and; There are crucial moments in the process from procurement to occupation when the strategic vision for a building is at greatest risk and must be clarified and reasserted.
The following Austrlian projects will be discussed, along with leading international exemplar projects: Kaurna Building at the University of South Australia by John Wardle Architects with Hassell; Bio21 at the University of Melbourne by Design Inc; the John Curtin School of Bio-medical Research at ANU by Lyons; The Lowey Cancer Research Institute at UNSW by Lahz Nimmo with Wilson Architects; the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland by John Wardle Architects with Wilson Architects; the Universith of Auckland School of Business by FJMT with Archimedia; and the University of Western Australia Business School by Woods Bagot.
Professor Leon van Schaik from RMIT
John Wardle from John Wardle Architects
Neil Appleton from Lyons
Georgia Singleton from Woods Bagot
Hamilton Wilson from Wilson Architects
Meaghan Dwyer from John Wardle Architects
Annabel Lahz from Lahz Nimmo
Marc Treble independent consultant
Participants in the Architecture of Academic Research symposium will be eligible for CPD points.
This symposium is funded by an ARC linkage grant project The Architecture of Academic Research, research into the performance of new academic facilities carried out by Martin Kornberger, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and Tarsha Finney from the University of Technology Sydney with industry partners, Woods Bagot.
Cost: $65 + booking fee and will include lunch.
Book through Moshtix or via phone 1300 438 849
Date: 6 Oct 2009, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Off Campus, Australia, Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Sydney
Audience: All Welcome