Australian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency. // We hope every Australian architect will join us in this commitment. //
Australian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency. // We hope every Australian architect will join us in this commitment. //
Next meeting: Architects Declare WA Date: Monday 9 December Time: 5.30pm-7pm Location: Woods Bagot office, 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth No need for tickets - just come! Architects Declare - what's next? Last week over 300 UK Architects Declare signatories gathered in London to discuss next steps. Now it's our turn. This third meeting is intended to be an optimistic, practical airing discussing how the construction industry is addressing the climate crisis. We want to hear what you care about and what is stopping you from doing it. If you would like a copy of the agenda please email wa @architectsdeclare .com.au #climateemergency #australianarchitects #architecture #architectsdeclare_au #architectsdeclare
Architects Declare - what's next? Last week over 300 UK Architects Declare signatories gathered in London to discuss next steps. Now it's our turn. This first informal event is intended to be an optimistic, practical airing discussing how the construction industry is addressing the climate crisis. We want to hear what you care about and what is stopping you from doing it. We invite all who are interested to come armed with short answers to the following two questions: · What are you, or your practice, currently doing to address the climate crisis? · What are the critical barriers to positive change? What can we do about these and what do we need others to do? Date: Monday 9 December Time: 6pm-8pm Location: BVN Sydney office, Level 11, 255 Pitt Street, Sydney Book tickets via link in bio.
You are invited to the launch of Architects Declare QLD at 6pm on Monday December 9th with a round table discussion at Wandering Cooks, South Brisbane. This first informal event is intended to be an optimistic, practical airing discussing how the construction industry is addressing the climate crisis. We want to hear what you care about and what is stopping you from doing it. We invite all who are interested to come armed with short answers to the following two questions to be aired during a discussion moderated by Queensland Government Architect, Malcolm Middleton: · What are you, or your practice currently doing to address the climate crisis? · What are the critical barriers to positive change? What can we do about these and what do we need others to do? RSVP via link in bio. Architects Declare QLD
This week Architects Declare hosted their first forum, ‘The Architecture of Emergency’ in Perth WA. In the same week that the Koala was declared functionally extinct, the last Sumatran rhino died, the UNEP said that carbon levels are at an all time high and scientists warned that we may already have passed irreversible climatic tipping points. Hard not to despair. How can Architects rise above despair and find agency to act in the face of the mounting global climate crisis? AD is a movement that has the capacity to disrupt business as usual and create space for debate and deliberation and for other priorities to come to the forefront. Where old ideas are challenged, and new ideas formed. The evenings discussion found consensus in AD_AU remaining independent to allow for more agility in our actions. Evident in this discussion is all the good work that has already been done in the past 30 years. We have the tools for change, the question is how do we see these more broadly implemented? How do we incentivise our clients to buy in and commit to their projects having the sustainability measures needed for a zero carbon future? What are the larger measures that have a greater impact by sheer volume, and how do we participate in influencing that space? So sign up to AD if you haven’t already, and make sure you join one of the meet ups in your state that will be happening this December. Join our discussion to help us find pathways to the future we want to happen. Thanks go out to our panellists, Peter Newman, Janette Hartz Karp, Kieran Wong, Rachel Tanner and Kukame McPiezie. Look out for Rachael Bernstone’s Sounds Like Designs blog round up of the event @sounds_like_design Thanks also go out to Darlene and Narelle at @brickworksbp for hosing our event. Images by @babett_fekete
Our facilitator for this evening’s discussion is Rachael Bernstone, a writer, editor and adviser with more than 17 years’ experience, specialising in communicating architecture and design. In 2003 Rachael was awarded the Churchill Fellowship in which she explored Sustainable and Affordable Housing in the UK, Finland, Sweden and USA. Rachael is becoming well known amongst Perth Architects for her communications and marketing consultancy Sounds Like Design. SLD provides strategic advice about how to tailor key messages for targeted audiences, to achieve specific communications objectives. She also provides us all with a free weekly newsletter, The Drill, which has become my go to every Friday to catch up on what’s happening in the Architecture industry, and more-so in recent months following the Climate Crisis as it relates to our profession. As a writer Rachael currently contributes stories to Australian House & Garden, HOUSES, Artichoke, Indesign, Habitus, Australian Design Review and Sanctuary magazines. In all that she does Rachael promotes the value of architecture. We have one ticket left if you email us directly wa @architectsdeclare .com.au
Janette Hartz-Karp is a renowned practitioner, teacher and researcher in deliberative democracy. In the early 2000s Janette worked with the Western Australian Planning and Infrastructure Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, to find innovative ways to institute deliberative democracy to resolve tough transport and planning issues. Around 25 innovative, empowered public deliberation processes were implemented to address critical policy and decision-making issues which continue to be implemented today. As a professor at Curtin University, Janette co-designed, jointly project managed, and co-facilitated 3 Australian Research Grants (ARC ) – action research projects, focusing on deliberative democracy innovation, including Australia’s first Citizens’ Parliament, which won a national award for innovation. Janette has pioneered deliberative democracy initiatives, addressing sustainability challenges not only across Australia, but also in Canada, USA, India, Israel, Egypt and Denmark. #architectsdeclare #climateaction #notbusinessasusual #noplanetb #australianarchitecture #architecture #australiandesign #design #architecturewesternaustralia
Kukame McPierzie, Perth Studio Chair of Woods Bagot, was recently awarded the 2019 West Australian Emerging Architect Prize and was a finalist for the Australian Institute of Architect’s National Emerging Architects Prize. This prize recognises “his capacity is acknowledged through his senior appointments in highly regarded and established practices where his role in civic scale projects has been instrumental in the design and delivery of ‘city changing’ schemes. His stewardship across scales and typologies is commendable and his cross disciplinary approaches are embedded in industry and community partnerships.” Kukame continues to contribute to education, running studios at the University of Notre Dame, Curtin University, the Australian Urban Design Research Centre and the University of Western Australia, where he has run a Master of Architecture design studio since 2017.
Kieran Wong established TheFulcrum.Agency with Emma Williamsen in 2018, positioning the practice as a creative consultancy rather than an architecture studio. Fulcrum “leverages community and social outcomes through evidence-based design strategy, advocacy and research.” Kieran’s portfolio of projects includes award-winning urban design, educational and public buildings. His writing has been published widely on topics covering urban renewal, indigenous housing and new models of practice and procurement. In 2016, he co-authored a ground-breaking report, #designperth , with the Property Council of Australia, The Greens and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute on the critical role design should play in the densification of our cities. Kieran is currently curating ‘Leverage 2020’ alongside Emma Williamson, Justine Clark and Maryam Gusheh, next year’s Australian Institute of Architect’s National Conference. For tickets visit link in bio
Rachel Tanner is a registered Architect with four years experience working within both the Commercial and Residential design sectors. After graduating from Curtin University Rachel received the HASSELL Graduate Award gaining her employment within the HASSELL Perth Studio. Rachel has gained valuable knowledge and experience working across architectural, urban planning and interior architectural projects working in both small and large teams. Her role within the HASSELL Perth Studio spans across all stages of projects from concept design through to project delivery. Rachel is an active member of the HASSELL Sustainability Community who has contributed to many studio and project sustainability initiatives that have been implemented throughout the global practise. She has a strong passion for sustainable living, sustainable design and sustainable workplace practice. Rachel continues to educate herself in relation to global sustainability issues and actively seeks learning experiences within the sustainable built environment sector both within HASSELL and in the wider community. We welcome Rachel to our discussion! #architectsdeclare #climateaction #notbusinessasusual #noplanetb #australianarchitecture #architecture
In the lead up to our first public event, ‘Forum: The Architecture of Emergency’ we will be introducing our panellists. Together, they will tackle some thorny questions in a facilitated discussion, as we seek to understand and define how we might reposition architecture and turn threats into opportunities to create a better world. Professor Peter Newman is a renowned expert of urban design and transport sustainability, environmental scientist, author and educator, and through his research has written 20 books and over 330 papers on sustainable cities. Peter is a Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP ) Institute, leading research in Sustainability and Climate Policy In 2011 Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW ) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia and in 2014 was awarded an Order of Australia for sustainable transport and urban design. As a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change we’ve asked Peter to provide us a climate update having attended the recent IPCC meeting in New Delhi last month, and to bring his expertise to the discussion as we seek to understand and define how we might reposition architecture. With his depth of understanding of sustainability in the built environment at an urban scale, and his knowledge of the targets set by the IPCC we are delighted to have Peter join this discussion. #architectsdeclare #climateaction #notbusinessasusual #noplanetb #australianarchitecture #architecture #australiandesign
The Architecture of Emergency Forum: Architecture’s response to the climate and ecological emergency. 6-8pm, Tue, November 26, 2019, Perth. Tickets in bio. The WA Chapter of this group are hosting a public forum – open to signatories and all architecture professionals – to ask how we as a profession might tackle the climate and ecological emergency? What is the architect's role in reshaping design culture – and community expectations and demands - in the face of environmental planetary limits? Our panellists include: Professor Peter Newman, CUSP Emeritus Professor Janette Hartz-Karp, CUSP Kieran Wong, The Fulcrum Agency, founding signatory of Architects Declare Australia Kukame McPierzie, Woods Bagot, founding signatory of Architects Declare Australia Facilitated by Rachael Bernstone, Sounds Like Design We invite and encourage all architects – registered and non, signatories and those yet-to sign – to join us and contribute your knowledge, experience and voice to this important movement.
Our architect volunteers have organised architects declare meet-ups in 9 cities throughout the country today. Thank you to Tobias and Gemma from @spaceagency_architects in Perth; Emma from @emmascraggles in Brisbane; Caroline from @caropidcock in Sydney; Jacinda from @jacinda_s_architect in Melbourne; Tobi from @rubiarchitects in Geelong; Andrew Shurman in Hobart; Ellen and the team from @podcairns in Cairns; Rose, Martin, Ben and Peter from @mountford_williamson_arch in Adelaide; and Jenny and the team from @light_house_archi_science in Canberra. What absolute legends. #architectsdeclare_au #schoolstrike4climate #architectsdeclare #climateemergency #architecture #australianarchitects
560 + Australian architecture practices joining together to take action on the Climate & Biodiversity Emergency. Joined by architects from UK, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and Norway as part of the global Architects Declare movement. #architectsdeclare #climateaction #notbusinessasusual #noplanetb #australianarchitecture #architecture #australiandesign
The time for action is now. Come together with other architects and Architects Declare Australia for the Global Climate Strike, September 20. Meet at Argo in Victoria square, Adelaide, at 12pm. Email info @mountfordwilliamson .com.au for details. #strikeforschools #architectsdeclare #schoolstrikeforfuture #australianarchitects #climatestrike #adelaidearchitects
Join Geelong architects for the Global Climate Strike. Meet outside the Geelong Gallery at 10am, then walk to the town hall to join the rest of the strikers. This Friday September 20. Contact Alex at alex.r @rubiarchitects .com.au for more information. #architectsdeclare_au #globalstrikeforfuture #australianarchitecture #schoolstrike4climate #
Architects Declare Australia has architect meetups in seven cities around the country: Perth, Cairns, Hobart, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Geelong. If you'd like to host a meetup in your city to join your peers and support students in the largest #globalclimatestrike the world has seen get in touch at info @architectsdeclare .com.au. Friday 20th September. #schoolstrikeforfuture #climateactionnow #architectsdeclare
Join us for the Global Climate Strike with Architects Declare Australia in Cairns, Sept 20th. We will meet at 9am at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon. For more information please contact ellen @peopleorienteddesign .com.au or DM @PODCairns on Instagram #globalclimatestrike #schoolstrike #architectsdeclare_au #architectsdeclare
Join Melbourne architects for the Global Climate Strike. Meet 1pm at the Sir John William Clark Memorial in the Treasury Gardens Melbourne, this Friday September 20. Contact Jacinda at jacindajs @icloud .com or DM @jacinda_s_architect for more information. #architectsdeclare_au #globalstrikeforfuture #australianarchitecture #schoolstrikeforfuture
Each week more Australian architects take action on the climate and biodiversity emergency by signing the Architects Declare declaration and pledging action to: – Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains. – Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this. – Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of our industry’s success: demonstrated through awards, prizes and listings. – Share knowledge and research to that end on an open source basis. – Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown, and encourage our clients to adopt this approach. – Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice. – Include life cycle costing, whole life carbon modelling and post occupancy evaluation as part of our basic scope of work, to reduce both embodied and operational resource use. – Adopt more regenerative design principles in our studios, with the aim of designing architecture and urbanism that goes beyond the standard of net zero carbon in use. – Collaborate with engineers, contractors and clients to further reduce construction waste. – Accelerate the shift to low embodied carbon materials in all our work. – Minimise wasteful use of resources in architecture and urban planning, both in quantum and in detail. We hope that every Australian architectural practice will join us in making this commitment. #architectsdeclare_au #climateactionnow
Join us for the Global Climate Strike with Architects Declare Australia in Perth, Sept 20th. We will meet outside the Commonwealth Bank Building on the corner of Forrest Place and Murray St at 10.30am, then we'll join the strike at Forrest Chase at 11am. Email Gemma and Tobias at: wa @architectsdeclare .com.au Image by Francis Kotai. #globalclimatestrike #architectsdeclare #australianarchitects #perth #westernaustralia #schoolstrike4climate
Join other architects for the Global Climate Strike with Architects Declare Australia in Canberra, Sept 20th. Meet on the steps of the National Convention Centre (Constitution Ave ) at 11.30am, then we'll walk to Glebe Park at midday. Email Jenny at: contact @lighthouseteam .com.au with the subject heading Climate Strike. #globalstrikeforfuture #architectsdeclare #climateemergency #architectsdeclare_au