About us

Started in 2012, the Zak World of Façades conference series has grown to become a globally renowned event promoting new concepts, best practices and current trends in the building envelope segment. It has completed 75 editions in 25 countries and is present in Australia since the last 3 years. However given the current global situation, with social distancing in place and large congregations banned, the physical event is suspended until things resume normalcy.

Hence to keep the Australian architectural community connected digitally with the latest trends in façade design and engineering, Zak World of Façades is pleased to announce the digital editon of our Australia series, where we will be running keynote presentations, technical presentations, panel discussions and workshops in this 3 day affair.

We are also making available opportunities for sponsorship to exclusive organisations interested in being a part of this digital edition. Until we meet again in person, our commitment is to deliver these using the most innovative digital tools in the most innovative way. This is for all of us not only to survive, but thrive and grow together as we move into a different future at the same time which we had never ever imagined.

More info about Zak World of Façades can be found on www.zakwof.com

27 SPEAKERS
3 DAYS
1 Event

Key Highlights

Presentations

Speakers will present live freshly curated content in designing, engineering and executing building envelopes

Project Case Studies

A comprehensive case study of iconic projects from design to execution with 3-4 stakeholders (architect/façade consultant /developer/contractor) of the project

Panel Discussion

Take part in a live panel discussion with 4-5 industry experts talking on topical subject and moderated by an expert

Virtual Workshop

Hands on 45 mins session partaking in a virtual workshop led by an industry trainer on a topic

1-to-1 Networking

Direct chat and private video calls with all the event participants and speakers via the inbuilt video conferencing software

Expo Booth

All expo booths have a dedicated video chatroom along with company details and representatives video cam and screenshare features

Speakers

Aaron Poupard

Associate, ARM ARCHITECTURE

Aaron Poupard

Associate, ARM ARCHITECTURE

16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD
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Aaron Poupard

Associate, ARM ARCHITECTURE

Aaron joined ARM in 2010 and has excellent skills both in design and project delivery, in particular an advanced knowledge of construction. He holds both architectural and construction management qualifications. He is a skilled BIM technician and is experienced in software for 3D design and documentation. His roles on projects involve building strong working relationships with client groups and stakeholders. Aaron’s problem-solving skills enable ARM project teams to simplify complex design issues and have them translated into quality built work on time and on budget. Aaron is particularly interested in utilising traditional trade skills to deliver complex digital designs. He often works as a specialist to deliver key elements of the project. He has extensive experience in working directly with contractors and sub-contractors to deliver projects, in early contractor involvement and design and construct type projects.
16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD

Amer Magrabi

Principal, Lote Consulting – Fire | Risk | Security

Amer Magrabi

Principal, Lote Consulting – Fire | Risk | Security

16th September
FAÇADE CLADDING FIRE SAFETY UNDER THE BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA
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Amer Magrabi

Principal, Lote Consulting – Fire | Risk | Security

Amer has close to 20 years’ experience in fire safety design, consulting and research covering the commercial property, transport infrastructure and industrial sectors in Australia, Asia and the Asia-Pacific.  He is the Founding Partner and Principal Fire Engineer at Lote Consulting – Fire I Risk I Security in Sydney, Australia He is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Engineers Australia Society of Fire Safety (SFS) New South Wales Chapter. Amer is a NER Chartered Fire Safety Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), C10 Accredited Certifier (New South Wales) and Registered Fire Safety Engineer in Singapore and Malaysia
16th September
FAÇADE CLADDING FIRE SAFETY UNDER THE BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA

Arash Hemmati

Associate, Rickard Engineering

Arash Hemmati

Associate, Rickard Engineering

17th September
[WORKSHOP A] - DESIGNING WITH GLASS REINFORCED CONCRETE (GRC) FOR AUSTRALIAN PROJECTS
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Arash Hemmati

Associate, Rickard Engineering

Arash Hemmati is a Senior Civil and Structural Engineer. He has 15 years’ experience in a diverse portfolio of projects including heavy industrial, oil and gas, power, multi-storey commercial and residential projects. Arash received both his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He received a Master’s degree in project management from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is a professional member of the Institution of Engineers Australia. With extensive engineering knowledge and project management experience, he is capable of leading engineering projects to the maximum benefit of clients and other stakeholders.

17th September
[WORKSHOP A] - DESIGNING WITH GLASS REINFORCED CONCRETE (GRC) FOR AUSTRALIAN PROJECTS

Charles Rickard

Principal, Rickard Engineering

Charles Rickard

Principal, Rickard Engineering

17th September
[WORKSHOP A] - DESIGNING WITH GLASS REINFORCED CONCRETE (GRC) FOR AUSTRALIAN PROJECTS
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Charles Rickard

Principal, Rickard Engineering

Charles graduated from Surrey University, UK with a Master of Science (Distinction) in Structural Engineering in 1975, having completed a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering the previous year. He undertook his initial 3 years of engineering training with Taylor Woodrow, the international engineering group. By 1982, after an 18 month stay with Alan Baxter and Associates, he had progressed to the position of London Associate with White Young Consulting Group [now called White Young Green]. His major responsibility with that company was the engineering design and management of construction for the $100 million (1980 prices) town centre development in Basildon, UK as well as a 3 month stint in Qatar designing a new palace for the Emir. In 1984, he moved to Australia to set up Rickard and Partners Pty Ltd, subsequently known as Bonacci Rickard and then Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd. Over a period of 22 years, the company offered civil, structural, façade and building diagnostic consultancy services in two different divisions with an annual turnover in excess of $3.0 million. The team utilised the very latest in design and drafting computer technology. Their clients covered the public and private sector, project values ranging up to $200 million in value. In June 2004, Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd split Engineering and Diagnostics work in to two separate businesses. Charles progressively reduced his involvement in both to occasional consultancy and reference up to December 2006. After 8 years as a sole practitioner, Rickard Engineering opened a new office in Sydney, Australia with a small but highly experienced and capable team providing service both domestically and internationally.

17th September
[WORKSHOP A] - DESIGNING WITH GLASS REINFORCED CONCRETE (GRC) FOR AUSTRALIAN PROJECTS

Cian Davis

Director, Bates Smart

Cian Davis

Director, Bates Smart

15th September
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET: REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF LIVING IN THE CITY
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Cian Davis

Director, Bates Smart

Cian is a Director at Bates Smart and talented lead architectural designer who works across multiple project types and sizes. He is particularly adept in designing innovative solutions and resolving complex design issues and has successfully navigated a number of challenging projects. His significant achievements include the Bendigo Hospital (winner of the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects 2018 National Architecture Awards), the new Australian Embassy in Washington D.C., the Queen Victoria Market residential development and the new Westin Hotel, Darwin. Cian is a key member of Bates Smart’s design technology committee and has helped to implement many new technologies within the studio, including virtual reality tools.
15th September
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET: REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF LIVING IN THE CITY

David Barker

Principal, Integral Group

David Barker

Principal, Integral Group

16th September
QUANTIFYING THE EPHEMERAL: PHYSICALLY ACCURATE RENDERING OF FAÇADES
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David Barker

Principal, Integral Group

David is known for his pragmatic approach to sustainability, providing evidence-based advice that focuses on people, place and performance. Having led projects across the world, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge in cutting edge analytical tools, sustainable design technologies and global benchmarks and exemplars. A particular strength in people-led design comes from years of experience working with high profile tech sector clients alongside international design firms. His approach to design revolves around early engagement, technical rigour and compelling storytelling, allowing both collaborators and stakeholders alike to engage with his work.
16th September
QUANTIFYING THE EPHEMERAL: PHYSICALLY ACCURATE RENDERING OF FAÇADES

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager - Victoria, Inhabit Group

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager - Victoria, Inhabit Group

16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD
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Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager - Victoria, Inhabit Group

With a formal background in architecture and construction management, Elissa leads façade design and delivery across a variety of high profile projects for the Melbourne office. She approaches project teams collaboratively, using her project management experience and astute commercial acumen in the areas of project design, coordination, contracting and client management. Elissa has an extensive understanding of how façade systems are influenced by structural, mechanical, energy, thermal, daylighting, acoustic, fire and budget considerations and how they affect the façade design outcome. Her in-depth knowledge of both the local façade market, as well as the capabilities of international players offers insight into the intricacies of façade procurement and delivery. She uses this knowledge to convey understanding to project teams throughout the design process.
16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD

Gema Edo

Architect, fjmt Studio

Gema Edo

Architect, fjmt Studio

17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY
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Gema Edo

Architect, fjmt Studio

Gema obtained a Master of Architecture with First Class Honours from the PolytechnicUniversity of Madrid in 2011. On graduating, she worked with Koichi Takada Architects andjoined FJMT in 2015. She has a solid background in the planning and documentation of buildings with particularexpertise in facades. Her grounding in buildability requirements combined with her knowledgeof parametric and generative tools facilitates the rational modelling ofcomplex geometries andits successful procurement.
17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY

Hazel Porter

Principal, Woods Bagot

Hazel Porter

Principal, Woods Bagot

15th September
THE EXPRESSIVE BUILDING FAÇADE OF AN INNOVATION PRECINCT
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Hazel Porter

Principal, Woods Bagot

Hazel is Woods Bagot’s design leader on Melbourne Connect, a purpose-built innovation ecosystem of researchers, industry, government, entrepreneurs and students. A leader in design, sustainability and construction innovation, Hazel collaborates with pioneering engineers and façade specialists to allow considered and human-centred architectural design to be informed by context, physics, costing, and buildability. She leads projects, which transfer knowledge and research across typologies, and applies over 18 years of architectural and master planning experience to an uncommon diversity of projects. Challenging conventional and technical boundaries while working to the client brief and statutory controls, Hazel is an innovative problem solver, testing and retesting to bring unique design solutions to fruition.
15th September
THE EXPRESSIVE BUILDING FAÇADE OF AN INNOVATION PRECINCT

Igor Kebel

Director, XO Projects

Igor Kebel

Director, XO Projects

16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD
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Igor Kebel

Director, XO Projects

Igor studied architecture at the School of Architecture in Ljubljana and the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, receiving the Master Diploma in 1999. After three years of working at UNStudio, he co-founded in 2003 an architectural practice, Elastik where he completed projects including Bellevue Hotel, Wellness Park Lasko and CG House. Elastik received the award from the Slovenian architectural association and the Dutch Hotel Industry Association. Igor became a partner/design director at Elenberg Fraser in 2013, which led to the establishing of XO Projects in 2016. By that time, he supervised completions of EQ Tower, Aurora and Victoria One in Melbourne. He is the co-founder and principal of XO Projects. His recent projects include 400 City Road and 570 Little Bourke in Melbourne, 88 Ferny Avenue in Gold Coast and Twin Gardens in Jakarta, currently under construction.
16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD

John Perry

Associate Principal, fjmt Studio

John Perry

Associate Principal, fjmt Studio

17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY
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John Perry

Associate Principal, fjmt Studio

John Perry is considered one of Australia’s finest facade engineers and consultants and has over 30 years facade consulting experience covering a range of facade systems including Curtain Walling, Glass Structures, Precaste Concrete, GRC, Stone, Ceramic and Metal claddings and roofing's. John is an Associate Principal of fjmt, and has extensive project experience throughout Australia, South East and Northern Asia, as well as Europe and the Middle East with over 120 major projects completed in roles both as a consultant and specialist contractor. John has an unprecedented knowledge of the facade and envelope requirements for public and commercial buildings, in particular, having been involved in many recent major projects throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as internationally.
17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY

Li Yang

Technical Director - Built Environment, Aurecon

Li Yang

Technical Director - Built Environment, Aurecon

16th September
FROM DREAMS IN THE CLOUD TO REALITY ON SUPER HIGH-RISE FACADES IN AUSTRALIA
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Li Yang

Technical Director - Built Environment, Aurecon

Li is the Technical Director for Built Environment Melbourne and the Façade leader in Melbourne. He has an MSc in Façade Engineering from the University of Bath (UK) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore. He has 29 years of experience in the construction industry including over 23 years in the façade industry. He has broad experience base of projects in Singapore, South East Asia, UAE, Australia and New Zealand. Li is the Project Director for the Melbourne Square Project, a multidisciplinary engineering project involving 12 engineering disciplines. He also worked on the Façade on the highest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere Australia 108 Melbourne, Zaha Hadid’s Tower on 600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Jean Nouvel’s Le Nouvel, Kuala Lumper, Ken Yeang’s Solaris Singapore and UN Studio’s Shenton V Singapore.
16th September
FROM DREAMS IN THE CLOUD TO REALITY ON SUPER HIGH-RISE FACADES IN AUSTRALIA

Lin Lin

Associate Principal - Facades, BG&E Facades

Lin Lin

Associate Principal - Facades, BG&E Facades

15th September
WESLEY PLACE: ADAPTATION AND RE-LIFE WITHIN THE CITY
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Lin Lin

Associate Principal - Facades, BG&E Facades

Lin is a registered architect in Victoria and New Zealand, with over 18 years of Architectural and Façade Consulting experience. She has a solid background in the construction industry, and has experience in façade design and development across a wide range of projects, including infra structure, sports, educational, commercial and high rise residential. She has been involved on the consultancy and facade design of a number of iconic projects including Collins Arch, 130 Lonsdale St where she has collaborated with international and local architects and builders. Lin has also successfully managed numerous architectural projects which gives her knowledge and background to the overall planning, design and delivery process. Her most recent project experience include Wesley Place Development, Collins Arch, 555 Collins St and Melbourne University New Student Precinct.
15th September
WESLEY PLACE: ADAPTATION AND RE-LIFE WITHIN THE CITY

Mariola Kesy

Project Leader, Cottee Parker Architects

Mariola Kesy

Project Leader, Cottee Parker Architects

16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD
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Mariola Kesy

Project Leader, Cottee Parker Architects

Mariola has over 20 years of experience working in the architectural field and in the last 10 years of her career she has focused on gaining her expertise in the external envelop of projects. She has a great passion for innovative and quality design while pushing boundaries in the use of technologies and materials. Mariola is a great believer that aesthetics can be aided by technology and she has pioneered high level façade modelling and documentation in Archicad CAD software and often works with the Cottee Parker in-house Visual Reality team utilizing photorealistic 3D imagery and animation as a design tool. She is leading the façade aspect of many Cottee Parker Architects iconic, multibillion-dollar projects including Queens Wharf and West Side Place from design, documentation, through to construction phases. She works closely with designers, engineers and builders using Cottee Parker build digital model (BIM) to improve the design, documentation, construction and future operation of the project.
16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD

Mark Curzon

Director, Fender Katsalidis

Mark Curzon

Director, Fender Katsalidis

15th September
BREATHING FAÇADES
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Mark Curzon

Director, Fender Katsalidis

Mark is a passionate architectural and urban designer with over 20 years’ experience, in complex mixed use, seniors living, hotels, residential and commercial projects. He possesses great skill and expertise in design, as exemplified in the multi award winning seniors development Harbord Diggers Freshwater, office tower 1 Bligh, Sydney, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices and Shout Ridge Residencies. He also specialises in competitions and has won a number of design competitions, most recently Central Place Sydney, Harbord Diggers at Freshwater, an important headland mixed use project and 32 Smith St, Parramatta. He has also received numerous national and international awards for his work. Mark is a Property Council Grading Committee Member working within the commercial Sydney market assessing buildings and developing new standards with other industry professionals. He guest lecturers at the University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW and Melbourne University and presents at industry conferences locally and internationally on design, architecture, sustainability, building envelops and retrofitting buildings.
15th September
BREATHING FAÇADES

Natasha Stojanovich

Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Natasha Stojanovich

Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers

17th September
[WORKSHOP C] - NAVIGATING CLADDING DISPUTES: THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE
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Natasha Stojanovich

Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Natasha is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on insurance and construction disputes. She has a strong track record of efficiently and cost effectively resolving disputes for her clients. She was also recently recognised in the Best Lawyers rankings for construction and insurance law and the Legal500 in the category of insurance. Predominantly, Natasha handles complex disputes involving construction professionals. She has acted for numerous architects, engineers and building surveyors. Natasha has extensive experience in claims involving non-compliant building products, including flammable cladding. She has significant experience advising clients about navigating and mitigating the liability risks posed by flammable cladding. Natasha has considerable experience handling litigation in the Federal, Supreme and County Courts, as well at VCAT. She also has experience in class action litigation. Natasha is a proficient public speaker. She regularly delivers in-house training for her clients, as well as speaking at conferences and other industry events.
17th September
[WORKSHOP C] - NAVIGATING CLADDING DISPUTES: THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

Nathan de Leeuw

Principal, DesignInc

Nathan de Leeuw

Principal, DesignInc

16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD
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Nathan de Leeuw

Principal, DesignInc

Nathan is a Principal and Registered Architect at DesignInc Sydney. His fundamental motivation is to lead quality projects; he brings teams and skill sets together to drive successful outcomes whilst designing spaces that enrich human experience. At the core of his design philosophy is a people-centric approach whereby he establishes a strong underpinning project narrative that facilitates alignment between people, process, practice and purpose. Expert in BIM technology, he is highly skilled in conceptual design, resolution of technical matters, complex documentation and translating design intent into construction. His career highlights include large-scale international aviation, infrastructure and commercial projects and contributing to the rebuilding of Christchurch NZ.
16th September
PANEL DISCUSSION: DIGITAL INFLUENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN: CHANGING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN FOR A NEW WORLD

Nick Williams

Principal | Computational Design & Automation, Aurecon

Nick Williams

Principal | Computational Design & Automation, Aurecon

17th September
[WORKSHOP B] - PARAMETRIC TOOLS TO SUPPORT NET-ZERO CARBON BUILDING DESIGN
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Nick Williams

Principal | Computational Design & Automation, Aurecon

Nick Williams is Principal | Computational Design & Automation for Aurecon’s offices in Melbourne and Adelaide. He originally trained as an architect, studying in Australia and the UK and later attaining a PhD from RMIT University. He has over 12 years’ experience in consulting practice, as an architect and in consulting on the application of digital technologies for design and fabrication. He has also been as a research academic, leading cross-disciplinary teams on applied research to explore performance in the built environment through prototypes. At Aurecon, Nick oversees the local implementation of Aurecon’s Digital Strategy, driving consistency in the use of digital tools on projects, to developing local initiatives to create custom tools and workflows. He also leads Aurecon’s Computational Design (CoDe) network, connecting staff across offices who are creating and customising digital tools to enhance their workflows.
17th September
[WORKSHOP B] - PARAMETRIC TOOLS TO SUPPORT NET-ZERO CARBON BUILDING DESIGN

Pablo Sepulveda

Integrated Design Lead, Aurecon

Pablo Sepulveda

Integrated Design Lead, Aurecon

17th September
[WORKSHOP B] - PARAMETRIC TOOLS TO SUPPORT NET-ZERO CARBON BUILDING DESIGN
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Pablo Sepulveda

Integrated Design Lead, Aurecon

Pablo leads the Integrated Design Lab for Aurecon, an internal “think tank” and “do tank”. With Masters level qualifications in Architecture and Town Planning, Pablo is in a unique position to bridge architectural and engineering cultures. Through close collaboration with architects, Pablo is able to integrate sustainability concepts harmoniously into architectural design. He has collaborated with world class architects, including Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Elemental, Dominique Perrault, Jean-Paul Viguier and Marc Mimram, bringing global experience to Australia, working on emblematic architectural projects worldwide.
17th September
[WORKSHOP B] - PARAMETRIC TOOLS TO SUPPORT NET-ZERO CARBON BUILDING DESIGN

Paul Wintour

Founder, Parametric Monkey

Paul Wintour

Founder, Parametric Monkey

17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY
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Paul Wintour

Founder, Parametric Monkey

Paul is the founder of Parametric Monkey, a digital design consultancy focused on architecture, BIM, computational design and digital fabrication. He is a registered architect in NSW and the UK, has worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. Paul holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory. He has also studied at the Queensland University of Technology and l’école d’architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine where he received a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours. He has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the Architectural Association.
17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY

Sander Versluis

Associate, UNStudio

Sander Versluis

Associate, UNStudio

15th September
TALKING SKIN
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Sander Versluis

Associate, UNStudio

Sander is a Dutch Senior Architect / Associate from UNStudio. He graduated from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture where he received his Master’s. He has been working on some of UNStudio’s key residential towers, including Canaletto in London and V on Shenton in Singapore. Sander currently has a strong focus on the Australian market, via his work on the Southbank by Beulah mixed use development in Melbourne. With the design team, he is responsible for translating design ideas and concepts into deliverables and prototypes that are possible to realise. Within the studio, Sander aims to motivate and foster team collaboration throughout the different project phases and is keen to share his knowledge to improve designs based on his broad experience in building and design phases.
15th September
TALKING SKIN

Scott Brookes

Associate - Heritage Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Scott Brookes

Associate - Heritage Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology

16th September
HERITAGE CONSERVATION - ENGINEERING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE
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Scott Brookes

Associate - Heritage Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Scott is a conservation accredited (CARE) structural engineer and heritage lead for Meinhardt Façade Technology. As a heritage specialist he has overseen works to structures of the highest cultural value – from Grade 1 listed landmarks to significant arts, community and industrial buildings throughout Australia, the UK and Nepal. His experience of conservation, refurbishment and adaptive reuse in the public, private and charity sectors has allowed him a deep understanding of conservation projects, their hidden risks and significant rewards.
16th September
HERITAGE CONSERVATION - ENGINEERING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

Simon Haussegger

Director, Cox Architects

Simon Haussegger

Director, Cox Architects

15th September
WESLEY PLACE: ADAPTATION AND RE-LIFE WITHIN THE CITY
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Simon Haussegger

Director, Cox Architects

Simon is an accomplished architect and a Director at COX Melbourne. His expertise covers the design, development, and delivery of a broad range of projects, particularly within the commercial, residential, and mixed-use sectors. He works primarily in the role of lead designer, steering projects from feasibility through to construction. His involvement across all phases of project delivery allows him to utilise his expert knowledge to efficiently resolve complex design issues and translate them into innovative built solutions. Simon works closely with COX’s team of advanced parametric designers and BIM experts to refine design outcomes and assist coherent communication between designers, client and stakeholder groups throughout the design process. His expertise in the use of these cutting-edge tools is utilised across the practice to assist with contract documentation outputs during construction, ensuring a more efficient and coordinated building process.
15th September
WESLEY PLACE: ADAPTATION AND RE-LIFE WITHIN THE CITY

Simon Topliss

Associate Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Simon Topliss

Associate Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

16th September
GILLIES HALL AND LA TROBE 624 - CHASING PASSIVE HOUSE, PREFABRICATION AND POETICS
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Simon Topliss

Associate Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Descended from four generations of engineers, Simon is wired to unravel how things work. He combines his knack for tackling complex problems with clear communication skills and the ability to collaborate diversely – with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. Importantly, Simon has an innate understanding of how people experience spaces and the way architecture can contribute to better communities. With an extensive background in education and public projects, Simon’s design focus centres on creating vibrant learning environments and engaging campus experiences. As a leader at JCB, he has overseen several major projects including Gillies Hall student housing at Monash University Peninsula Campus. This project has reset sustainability benchmarks by combining Mass Timber construction and achieving Passive House certification. Simon is committed to reducing the embodied and lifecycle carbon impact of every project we design. Whether it is for small learning c
16th September
GILLIES HALL AND LA TROBE 624 - CHASING PASSIVE HOUSE, PREFABRICATION AND POETICS

Tim Phillips

Managing Director, Tilt Industrial Design

Tim Phillips

Managing Director, Tilt Industrial Design

17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY
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Tim Phillips

Managing Director, Tilt Industrial Design

Tim Phillips is a highly regarded Industrial Designer specialising in design consulting for Architects, Creatives and the Construction Industry. He has extensive experience in architectural projects, with a passion for using the latest technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques to bring the creative ideas of his clients to life. Tim manages a dedicated team of industrial designers and engineers, pushing the boundaries to achieve truly unique design solutions. Motivated by architectural challenges, the Tilt team enjoy the opportunity to thoughtfully consider the design intent and then deliver it through a proven design process. Tim is also an educator and academic, with an ongoing association as alumni of the University of Newcastle, the University of Technology and University of NSW.
17th September
PROJECT PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING & ENGINEERING THE RESPONSIVE OPERABLE BLIND SYSTEM AT UTS CENTRAL, SYDNEY

Tony Grist

Principal, Hassell

Tony Grist

Principal, Hassell

17th September
SIXTY MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY: DESIGNING A NEW CITY SKYLINE
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Tony Grist

Principal, Hassell

Tony is a Design Leader and Principal in the Sydney Studio of Hassell. He has previously been Head of Design and was responsible for establishing the London Studio. He has worked in the UK and Japan, and currently leads a number of high profile projects including the recently completed Sixty Martin Place, a signature 40,000m2 commercial tower in the center of Sydney.
17th September
SIXTY MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY: DESIGNING A NEW CITY SKYLINE

Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate, Inhabit Group

Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate, Inhabit Group

15th September
BESPOKE FAÇADE DESIGN AND THE DYNAMICS OF FAÇADE INDUSTRY IN THE REGION
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Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate, Inhabit Group

Bringing over a decade of architectural engineering excellence from assignments in Europe, Asia and Australia, Zamaneh excels in projects that present technical challenges from design concept through to construction delivery. Her architect’s desire to bring challenging geometries and novel façade ideas to a client is complemented by her delivery expertise in sustainable design and energy efficiency focused outcomes. With her varied skillset which balances both design aesthetic and intent against engineering rigour, Zamaneh positively influences façade design outcomes and improves envelope performance. Working collaboratively with project teams, her extensive project leadership is renowned in the areas of project design, coordination, contracting and client management. This has been proven across a variety of notable projects and successful experimentation with new materials and assembly systems.
15th September
BESPOKE FAÇADE DESIGN AND THE DYNAMICS OF FAÇADE INDUSTRY IN THE REGION

Schedule

(All times in AEST / GMT +10. Once registered, you will get the timings in your local time zone inside the event.)

september, 2020

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This is not allowed, as, if there are multiple logins and IP address detected, the account will be blocked automatically.

The official event time zone is set on the AEST / GMT+10 time zone. However, all the timings inside the festival will display the time based on your computer/mobile device’s time.

Yes. You can select the option under settings inside your profile.

Yes. You can edit your profile by updating your photo, bio, skills, contact details, company details, social media handles and more as and when you wish.

Yes. The sessions you have registered for and the meetings that have been fixed, you can export a .ics calendar file and import the same in your calendar.

You only need a decent internet connection and ideally a Chrome browser to see uninterrupted. Other browsers are ok but Chrome is highly reccomended.

No. The event page is not mobile optimised.

There is no deadline. You can register anytime you want to as long as the registration is active.

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