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International

The National Museum of Australia by Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Robert Peck von Hartel Threthowan has won Blueprint‘s Architecture Award for Best New Public Building of the Year. Juror Charles Jencks described the project as an “exuberant celebration of diversity and an acknowledgement of tragedy”. Jones Coulter Young’s Science and Health Building at Edith Cowan University was also a finalist • The Architectural Review‘s November cover star is the Karijini Visitor Centre, by Woodhead International BDHWoodhead Wilson has won the Austrade-Austcham Export Award for their work in Singapore • Students from UTasmania have once again succeeded in the international Graphisoft competition. The team of Bob Wong, Susanne Oeltjen and Swee Wei Lee were awarded third prize and Alisa Ward was awarded an honourable mention in the open competition

National

Professor Jennifer Taylor received the RAIA‘s inaugural Education Prize, presented at the National Awards in Canberra • The 2001 RAIA Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture went to Chris Brisbin from UQueensland • The Peter MacCallum Practice Prize was won by Andrew O’Donnell from the QUTGraham Scott-Bohana is leaving his position as RAIA national manager, practice, to take a new position as managing director, projects at Canberra’s National Capital Authority • The Royal Australian Planning Institute has dropped the “royal” and will now be known as the Planning Institute of AustraliaAustralian Bureau of Statistics figures released last December show that building approvals granted across the country have increased 56.2% since October 2000

New South Wales

Geoffrey Adams is the RAIA NSW Chapter’s new state manager • Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority‘s revitalisation of Dawes Point Park received two awards for at the RAPI Awards • The New South Wales Board of Architects have awarded six Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships, three to registered architects Peter Myers, Colin James and Matthew Chan, and three to students Adriano Pupillo (USydney), Jennifer Phelan (UNewcastle) and Simon Swain (UTS). The major award is to Myers to help turn his writings on the “third city” into a book • The Premier has launched the Residential Flat Design Pattern Book. Developed by the Urban Design Advisory Service and the NSW Government Architect’s Office, it includes case studies and design principles for good apartment design • Tracings: Woolloomooloo to Walsh Bay, an exhibition of drawings by Belinda Ward showed at A ¨C Space on Cleveland • SydneyCentral, the winner of the Parramatta Road competition, by Choi Ropiha, McGregor+Partners and Stanisic Associates is on display at the Customs House until February • Newcastle hosted the National Urban Design Forum, focussing on the redevelopment of historic inner city regions last November, with Philip Adams‘s Hunter Lecture particularly well received • Sydney’s inner city council boundaries have changed. The City of Sydney is now responsible for Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Darlinghurst, Chippendale, the University of Sydney, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Glebe and Forest Lodge • Michael Nash is now CEO of DesignInc Sydney, leaving former CEO Richard Dinham to focus on the national development of DesignInc LtdSusan Playford has been appointed manager of the NSW office of PDT Architects, the rebranded Powell Dods and Thorpe • The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority will undertake a masterplan for the the Sydney Fish Market, in association with the market • Altair, designed by Engelen Moore, has won Australand the High Density Project of the Year Award at HIA Housing Awards • NSW Government Architect Chris Johnson has been appointed by Parramatta City Council to prepare a master plan for the city’s Civic Centre site. Johnson has also been appointed by Sydney Water to design a 30,000 m2 office building within the same precinct • Bob Nation has left Nation Fender Katsalidis and will join Greg Crone to form Crone NationLindsay Johnston and Bob Donaldson are both retiring from UNewcastle, but will remain closely associated with the School of Architecture as conjoint staff • Chris Landorf has been appointed to UNewcastle as senior lecturer and Steven Fleming as lecturer • Sydney’s Green Square competition, judged by Netherlands Government Architect Jo Coenen, Mick Keniger and Chris Johnson, has been won by the collaborative team of Weil Arets, Turner + Associates, McGregor + Partners, Holos Consulting. Two teams received high commendations: Alsop Architects, SJB Architects and Urbis; and T.R. Hamzah & Yeang and Jackson Teece Chesterman WillisJo Coenen also spoke publicly about the Dutch government’s initiatives in public architecture, residential flats and environmental design and showed some of his own recent work • David Nelson from Norman Foster’s office has presented the design of a new office building to the Central Sydney Planning Committee. Incorporating advanced ESD principals, the project is being undertaken in conjunction with Ken Maher of HassellThe Department of Urban Affairs and Planning has changed its name to planningNSWAdrian Boddy has retired from UTS. Colleagues friends and students made postcards as a visual tribute at his farewell party last December • Earle Arney has been appointed as a partner at Woods BagotDr Tim Flannery will give the National Trust Heritage Lecture on 23 April • Naomi Stead has been appointed as an associate lecturer at UTS • The Pier 8/9 redevelopment in Walsh Bay won the Urban Renewal and NSW President’s Awards at the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Awards for Excellence • Elizabeth Farrelly has won the Pascall Prize for her architectural journalism • Jahn Associates have been commissioned by Waverly Council to develop the design of the proposed $140 million Bondi Junction upgrade

Australian Capital Territory

Reconciliation Place was completed in December last year, however the installation of the slivers has been delayed until the new year. The Australian reports that the project struck problems over the “separation sliver”, depicting images of apparently happy children at play, in foster homes and at school. Aden Ridgeway called for a boycott of the project, claiming that the Howard government is trying to reinvent history

Victoria

Subplot, an installation by Dianne Peacock at the Spencer Street Railway Station.

Subplot, an installation by Dianne Peacock at the Spencer Street Railway Station.

The Inverloch Summer Architecture Series is running again on January 17 and 24 at the Anglers Club, Inverloch • RMIT University has awarded Joe Rollo with an honorary masters degree for his work in architectural journalism • Dianne Peacock‘s installation “Subplot” used light and water to transform a subway at Spencer Street Station. Part of the Platform Artists Group initiative, the project also received funding from the City of MelbourneBates Smart has promoted Roger Chapman, Alex Haynes and Georgie Tregear to associate director, and Tim Hungerford, Jacqui Lomas, Mary Noonan, Shaun Schroter and Luisa Watson to associate • Maria McCarthy has reestablished her lighting consultancy in Melbourne • Seamus McCartney, of UMelbourne won the Gold Treasury Museum’s student competition for the design of a Museum of Paper. Mark Raggatt and Keith Tan, of RMIT, shared second place • Gregory Burgess Architects has won the Heritage Property Award for the Catholic Theological College • The Greater City of Geelong has sponsored Bilbao: the Transformation of a City, showing at the National Wool Museum until April 12 • The National Trust (Vic) has established an advisory centre to assist the public with restoration advice • The CSIRO ran a forum, “Buildings Reinvented: Designing a Smarter Innovative Future”, in late November • Andrew Andersons‘ extensions to the Ballarat Art Gallery opened in November last year • The RAIA Vic Chapter once again closed the year with Small, an exhibition of work from new, young Melbourne practices • Lend Lease has released their “new identity” for the Victoria Harbour development on Melbourne’s Docklands. John Wardle has been appointed as the architect of the first residential development • Alison Hopper, of Bates Smart, won an Arup Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design for her work on the Gymnastics Victoria/National Institute of Circus Arts Building at the National Association of Women in Construction Awards • November saw the Melbourne component of Tramjatra, a collaborative project between artists and tramways communities of Melbourne and Kolkata. Curated by Michael Douglas, it included an installation by James Legge of Six DegreesLeighton Properties and Folkestone have announced plans for 700 Collins Street, an office development to be built on the extended Collins Street in the Batmans Hill Dockland precinct. It will be designed by Bligh Voller Nield and Peddle Thorp

Northern Territory

The Architects Studio are designing a house for the remote community of Corella Creek, 400km from Tennant Creek, in the middle of the Barkly Tablelands • The Darwin City Council has received heritage grant from the Commonwealth to undertake urgent conservation works to the military installations at East Point. The Architects Studio are the project’s heritage and conservation architects

Queensland

Etchings by Rex Addison featuring the houses designed for his family in Taringa.

Etchings by Rex Addison featuring the houses designed for his family in Taringa.

Film maker Denis Tupicoff is making a documentary about the two houses Rex Addison designed for his family in Taringa, Brisbane. This will be interwoven with stories from Susan Addison‘s book Motherlode • Shortlisted architects for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art are: Architectus and Davenport Campbell & Partners; Benson and Forsyth and Peddle Thorp; Durbach Block and Bligh Voller Nield; LAB Architecture Studio with B+N Group and Bligh Voller Nield; Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto and Hassell. The successful architect will be announced early this year • Scott Burrows has been appointed project director at Woods BagotThe Urban Design Alliance and the Brisbane Development Association have joined forces to organise a urban design workshop dealing with Northbank early this year. Opposite Southbank, between the William Jolly and the Captain Cook bridges, this is one of Brisbane’s biggest brownfield sites. When we went to press, the proposed design team leaders were Ken Maher, John Hockings, Geoff Walker and Bill CorkerAndrew Wilson has been appointed as a lecturer at QUTMax Horner has retired from UQJohn Stenton has been appointed as a partner at Woods Bagot • The Southbank masterplan has won the Humphrey Reynolds Perkins Urban Design Award at the RAPI Qld Awards. The Housing Award went to an affordable housing project at Bowen Hills by the Department of Housing, Gall & Medek Architects and Deicke Richards Architects. The Urban Planning Achievement Award went to the Department of Housing, QUT, Hassell and the Department of Public Works for the Kelvin Grove Urban Village

South Australia

The Marion Cultural Centre, by Ashton Raggatt McDougall in association with Phillips/Pilkington opened in late November • Following their refurbishment of the Adelaide Festival Centre interior, Woods Bagot are now redeveloping the external plaza and festival drive • Jackman Gooden celebrated its 150th anniversary in October last year • Woods Bagot are designing the Australian Science and Mathematics School. The senior secondary school is a joint project between the Department for Education Training and Employment and Flinders UniversityFlightpath Architects are working on a new Business Enterprise Centre at Smithfield • Hassell are working on a $10M office building for Glenmont in Glenhill Road, one of the first large office buildings to go ahead in SA for some time

Western Australia

The “Your Kinda House” competition, organised by the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission, has announced the following winners. Kalgoorlie-Boulder was won by Fiona Hogg of Troppo Architects, with a commendation to George Nunn and special mention for Adrian Iredale of Iredale Pedersen Hook. Esperance Precinct was won by Christopher James, with a commendation for Fiona Hogg and special mention to Kate Hislop, UWA. Rural and Remote Zone was won by Christopher James with a special mention for Finn Pederson of Iredale Pedersen Hook • The RAIA WA Chapter is running “Working with an Architect”, a series of public lectures at local council civic centres • Curtin University sent groups of architecture students to Turkey and to Kuala Lumpur at the end of last year • Greg Cowan spoke on ABC Radio National’s “The Comfort Zone” in December, promoting the architectural significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy • Cox Howlett + Bailey Woodland’s new convention and exhibition centre has finally commenced construction on the Perth foreshore • The new Dental Hospital by Hames Sharley on the QE II Medical Centre campus has opened • The Minister for Housing Tom Stephens‘s suggestion that more public housing should be located in Perth’s exclusive western suburbs has lead to an outcry from residents and has resulted in clauses in new housing development contracts that prevent HomesWest, the public housing commission, from buying land • DCM‘s Melville Aquatic Centre is currently under construction • The Government Taskforce, chaired by John Hyde, has announced that the proposed “security of payment” legislation will include architectural and engineering consultants • Max Hipkins, director of planning for the City of Perth, has invited comments on six scenarios for the city’s future development as part of a structured approach to developing a strategic plan • Donaldson + Warn have been appointed to undertake a study of the old Land Titles Building in Perth’s “heritage precinct” • After analysing 20,000 crimes, the Australian Institute of Criminology has backed Gosnells City Council research which demonstrated that houses on interconnected streets in a traditional grid pattern have lower crime rates than those in cul-de-sacs • The extensions to the Burswood resort by Silver Thomas Hanley and Ancher Mortlock and Woolley were progressively opened between Christmas and New Year • Curtin‘s School of Architecture, Construction and Planning has “digested” recent comments about the Perth Urban Forum and say that constructive criticism will be incorporated into the next architectural forum they held • John Pidgeon has received the annual WA Heritage Award for an individual

Tasmania

Jacob Allom Wade have submitted plans to the Hobart City Council for a $15M redevelopment of the Pacific Vista Hotel into a five star health spa resort overlooking Hobart • Dr Zed Brombarek and Justin Beall have been appointed to the UniTas School of Architecture • Work is underway on a new book on twentieth century Tasmanian architecture. The book is being written by Barry McNeill, with photography by Leigh Woolley and design by Lynda Warner • Following the success of the Tahune Airwalk the same design team - Jacob Allom Wade and Thomson Brett Engineers - have been short-listed for the Wooroonooran Canopy Walkway and Visitor Centre to be constructed south of Cairns

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