Architects to present in Design Build speaker series

Design Build is Australia’s only dedicated trade show that brings together architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

The event also includes two paid speaker and education programs, which will feature a number of architects.

Robert Simeoni (Robert Simeoni Architects) and Simon Knott (BKK Architects) will join other industry professionals in a panel discussion titled, “Stuck in planning: how town planners and architects are effectively working together to achieve mutual outcomes.”

Woods Bagot’s Tom Leydon will speak on the panel “Technology in design and build: In the face of the digital limelight.”

Jerry Tyrrell (Tyrrell Architects) will tackle issues of product conformity with his fellow panellists.

Nick Travers (Techne Architecture and Interior Design), professor Des Smith (Deakin University) and other panellists will discuss “Future-proofing commercial buildings: How design and construction needs to adapt to the worlplace of the future.”

Debbie Ryan (McBride Charles Ryan) will be on a panel discussing “Changes in buyer expectations: From cookie cutter to bespoke materials and fixtures and fittings with artisanal appeal.”

Incoming national president of the Australian Institute of Architects Clare Cousins (Clare Cousins Architects), Fiona Dunin (FMD Architects) and Tim O’Sullivan (Multiplicity) will be discussing “Is the word ‘resale’ compromising innovation in architectural design.”

Over in the education theatre, Lyons Architecture’s Adam Pustola and Sam Hunter will present case studies of the practice’s projects; and Tone Wheeler (Environa Studio), Jerry Tyrrell (Tyrrell Architects) and professor Des Smith (Deakin University) will be discussing “How building regulation relates to architecture.”

Design Build will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2 to 4 May. For more information, go here.

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