“Ignore the grades. Focus on the work instead. Read broadly and proficiently. Take ownership.” Elliot Summers graduated from the Master of Landscape Architecture in 2012, and then co-founded Polygon Landscape Architecture. He offers his advice for those coming up in the field.
“Nothing can replace work experience. It will make everything in your course more relevant.” Danielle Savio graduated from the Master of Architecture in 2010, and now works at Brookfield Multiplex while running a blog for women in the built environment. She offers her advice for those coming up in the field.
On infrastructure and risk: Larisa Moran
“There’s something fascinating about being part of something that’s physically built. And you can touch and feel when the end product is complete. There’s a buzz that you can get out of that that you can’t get in many other industries.” Larisa Moran is chief operating officer at Woods Bagot, and discusses her role with AR.
Georgina Wilson: agile practice
“Each project has the capacity to take us somewhere quite different,” says Georgina Wilson, of GW Architect. The small Sydney-based practice is shortlisted in Zenith‘s Emerging Designer category at this year’s IDEA.
Melbourne School of Design graduates: Elliot Summers
Cox releases designs for Rod Laver Arena redevelopment
The project will involve a reskinned façade, a new eastern annex, new food and beverage outlets, upgraded bathroom facilities, increased disability access, and back-of-house improvements which will allow bigger and better shows to come to the arena.
Mirvac sets the scene for a smart building future
The building housing Mirvac and Ernst & Young’s (EY) new Sydney headquarters was constructed to embrace industry-leading design, technology and sustainability features. So what does it take to be part of the new breed of smart buildings in Australia?
LAVA awarded as Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture
“This firm believes that architecture always was and always will be a mirror of society,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, in naming the young practice this year’s Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture.
Nightingale 3.0 site secured and designs released
Austin Maynard Architects has released designs for Nightingale 3.0, amid the securing of a site for the project at 209 Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Cox’s designs for Adelaide’s first high-rise school released
Plans for South Australia’s first high-tech vertical high school, designed by Cox Architecture, have been released. The project will feature an ‘active atrium,’ a 60KW solar collection roof farm, and will achieve a 5 Star Greenstar rating.
BKK Architects chosen to redesign Swan Street Bridge
The design, which will be constructed in 2017, draws inspiration from local landmarks including the Arts Centre and the rowers who make their way up and down the Yarra River each morning.