End of year event – my speech

Last year was a big year for me personally, and for the Institute of Architects as we progressed our Advocacy agenda through various key initiatives. Here is my speech from our end of year gathering, where I summarised all of those activities for members. Good evening and thank you all for attending tonight’s event…especially as […]

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#WorkWomenWisdom event – my speech

Last year I hosted about 150 women architects at my home, as a way of starting a conversation about how to achieve gender equity in our profession. Here’s my speech from that momentous night!  Thank you all for coming tonight I really appreciate your interest and attendance. A bit of housekeeping, although this house needs […]

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Cue project wins two major awards

Our three-year project with Stephen Carrick Architect to transform Cue’s disused Post Office building into a Visitor and Community Resource Centre was rewarded wtth two major accolades at the State Heritage Awards last Friday night. The project won the award in its category – Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place – and the overall […]

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President’s Wrap Up

Thursday 21 December 2017 Hello everyone Thanks for taking the time to join me in reflecting on 2018. As always, we packed quite a lot in, but several things stood out in our pursuit of a better built environment. I hit the ground running back in March just after Trump was inaugurated and a new […]

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Message from the Chapter President

Friday, 8 September 2017 Fellow Architects and Members Before I was elected to Chapter Council I often reflected on the value proposition of membership. More bluntly, what is the Institute doing to improve the profile of architects? Six months into my presidency I believe we can confidently say quite a lot, so I thought I’d […]

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Cue project is shortlisted

Today we found out that our Cue project – a combined Community and Visitor Centre in the town’s former post office – has been shortlisted for the WA Heritage Awards. We are thrilled that the project – which has breathed new life into the town as it repositions itself as an outback tourist destination – […]

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The Pocket

A Positive Look At Multi-Residential

Increasingly we are all thinking about how best to protect our fragile environment. We are looking closely at our cities and thinking about ways to make them more vibrant and sustainable. Issues like this are important because Australia is likely to have a population of forty million by 2051. Much of this growth will occur […]

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Here Are Some Photos I Love

Earlier this year Chloe Vellinga from the Sunday Times asked me to identify some photos that I love. I enjoyed thinking about which photos have a special significance. Here are a couple of my favourites and why they mean so much to me. Football I love football. I remember going every weekend with Dad and […]

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River View House Architecture

River View House Brings Family Together

In our practice, we’ve worked on several ‘last houses’ for our adventurous older clients. Our River View House was different because as well as being their last house it was their first ever new home build. For my clients, the appointing an architect was much like picking a high school for your first born. Once […]

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