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Deerubbin Weekend Conference

‘good people and good Architecture – all together’ The ‘all together’ residential weekend format has ensured that all participants stay together and get a chance to meet each o...


‘good people and good Architecture – all together’

The ‘all together’ residential weekend format has ensured that all participants stay together and get a chance to meet each other and the guest speakers – and spend time on the beautiful Milson Island. This event has differentiated itself from the big impersonal architecture conferences, where participants often end up ‘hanging out’ with their friends, do not meet other people, and never see the guest speakers who are whisked off to VIP events.


Peter Clegg, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio, Bath, England – innovative and collaborative award-winning practice, regarded for innovative solar and sustainable design, ‘Accordia’ in Cambridge was the first multiple housing projects to receive the RIBA Stirling Prize for Best Building of the Year, Bedales School received a 2017 RIBA National Award. Peter comes recommended by Níall McLaughlin, who was a speaker at Deerubbin 2014.

Professor Hans Narve Skotte, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway – emeritus professor, his work on urban planning and architecture has been instrumental in propelling Trondheim’s current generation of architects into exploring broader social fields. He comes recommended by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Editor of the Norwegian Architecture Review, who was a speaker at Deerubbin 2016.


Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison – is a Yuin elder connected to his tribal lands on the NSW south coast, as a young man, he was chosen for initiation into tribal lore. He learned the ancient wisdoms and has spent many years learning and teaching about caring for country. He has been a guest at the annual Glenn Murcutt Master Classes since 2005.

Roderick Simpson, Simpson + Wilson, Architecture and Urban Design, Sydney – he is the Environment Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, until recently Associate Professor University of Sydney Master of Urbanism, and has among many other things, contributed to ‘Sustainable Sydney 2030’ and ‘City of Cities Metropolitan Strategy’ for Sydney.

Professor Kerry Clare, Clare Design, NSW and Queensland – with Lindsay Clare, AIA Gold Medallists 2010, professors at University of Newcastle and Bond, regarded for their housing design, group housing, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and UNSW Village Housing (with Architectus). Kerry has more recently served on numerous urban design panels – and says “not high-rise”.

James Legge, Six Degrees Architects, Melbourne – multiple award-winning practice, specialists in high-use urban environments, city precincts and multi-residential urban developments, including the innovative ‘Nightingale’ community affordable housing program. An early formative project was the first of Melbourne’s back lane bars in Meyers Place!!

Adam Haddow, SJB Architects, Sydney and Melbourne – also a multiple award-winning practice, he is architect and urban designer and director of architecture in Sydney studio, he was recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to research urban density and culture, and has a particular interest in – “what makes cities vibrant, connected and civil”.


Olivia Hyde, Associate Government Architect NSW and Director of Design Excellence – comes to that position with experience in large and small practices, Foster and Partners in London, BVN in Sydney, Francisco Torres in Seville, involved in residential, urban design and infrastructure projects, she held a teaching and research scholarship at the University of Michigan.

Jon Jacka, Architect, Sydney –  formerly project architect with BVN Sydney on Sulman Medal winning Westmeade Millenium Institute, his focus is on how architects can make a difference in the city, he has received NSW Government Architect funding to research ‘Baugruppen’ community urban housing models, he edited the excellent ‘Affordable’ urban issue of NSW Architecture Bulletin 2017.

Katelin Butler, Editor ‘Houses’ Magazine, Melbourne – writer and researcher, studied architecture in Tasmania and Melbourne, coedited ‘The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian Way of Life’ and ‘The Apartment House’ published by Thames and Hudson. She accompanied 2017 Dulux Tour to Europe investigating iconic urban housing projects.

Bobbie Bailey and Owen Kelly, Newcastle Hunter Valley – the ‘antidote’ to cities, you dream up an epic journey across the country on push-bikes, inspired by Australian architects before them Phil Harris, Adrian Welke and Paul Pholeros, to “purposefully meander” through towns and landscapes – they will tell about their ‘Grand Section’ trip, from east to west 6900kms, on bikes.

Professor Brit Andresen, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury will introduce the speakers

Lindsay Johnston will be convener and raconteur for the program

‘It’s for the love of architecture for God’s sake. It’s for the love of architecture”

Professor Hans Narve Skotte

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March 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
March 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
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Milson Island
Tasmania Australia

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