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    Architecture expert Philip Goad appointed Harvard Chair in Australian Studies
    Architecture expert Philip Goad appointed Harvard Chair in Australian Studies

    The University of Melbourne and Harvard University have jointly announced that professor Philip Goad has been appointed as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.


    2018 Sustainability Awards judge in profile: Robin Mellon
    2018 Sustainability Awards judge in profile: Robin Mellon

    Robin Mellon, CEO of the Supply Chain Sustainability School in Australia, stepped into the role to act as 'champion' for the small, for-purpose organisation that provides companies within the construction and infrastructure supply chains with free sustainability learning resources, including online modules and templates.


    Mirvac's Paul Edwards talks smart precincts and the human experience
    Mirvac's Paul Edwards talks smart precincts and the human experience

    In a new discussion paper from Mirvac called The Future of the Smart Precinct, author of the paper, Paul Edwards, GM of Workplace Experiences at Mirvac notes that architects, developers and city planners will need to strike a balance between the human experience and the rise of technology in workplace design to create vibrant, collaborative and inclusive cities for the future.


    Clare Cousins sworn in as 79th AIA national president
    Clare Cousins sworn in as 79th AIA national president

    Victorian architect Clare Cousins was today inaugurated as the 79th national president of the Australian Institute of Architects in Melbourne, taking the reins from Richard Kirk and vowing to continue to champion key Institute policies including affordable housing and sustainability.


    Governments are much too fearful of building industry vested interests: Peter Georgiev
    Governments are much too fearful of building industry vested interests: Peter Georgiev

    “Australia is a capitalist society, but one that is being spoilt by greed and fear of the consequences for change,” according to Archicentre Australia director Peter Georgiev.


    Scott Carver doubles its directors with the appointment of Angela Biddle and Esther Dickins
    Scott Carver doubles its directors with the appointment of Angela Biddle and Esther Dickins

    In a continuing expansion at the top, Scott Carver has appointed Angela Biddle and Esther Dickins as directors, in order to provide a true reflection of the growth and gender diversity of the design firm at the board level, according to the firm.


    New GHD regional manager an advocate for diversity in the workplace
    New GHD regional manager an advocate for diversity in the workplace

    Infrastructure and professional services company GHD, has appointed May Ngui as manager for ACT & southern NSW.


    When it comes to school design, sustainability is intrinsic to what we do: Mark van den Enden
    When it comes to school design, sustainability is intrinsic to what we do: Mark van den Enden

    The Victorian government has announced that 28 new schools will be built to accommodate more than 15,000 students. Architectus, in association with K2LD and DesignInc are behind the design of 10 of these new schools for 2020.


    Urban design and planning expert joins Arcadis
    Urban design and planning expert joins Arcadis

    Justine Kinch has joined Arcadis as the Australian business as the new client and operations director for Property, Energy and Resources (PER).


    Carme Pinós  to headline second edition of the Living Cities Forum
    Carme Pinós to headline second edition of the Living Cities Forum

    The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the second edition of the Living Cities Forum, this year to be headlined by celebrated architect Carme Pinós.


    Austin Maynard Architects co-director Mark Austin on Nightingale
    Austin Maynard Architects co-director Mark Austin on Nightingale

    “As architects we seek to make ourselves relevant to the world, to make spaces that engage and are compelling beyond their function,” says Austin Maynard Architects co-director Mark Austin.


    New chair appointed at QLD Board of Architects
    New chair appointed at QLD Board of Architects

    Bruce Medek has been appointed as the new chair of the Queensland Board of Architects. He succeeds professor Susan Savage, who held the role for 15 years.


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