Hearing Architecture, a podcast about architects, what they do, and why it's important. In this podcast, we'll be interviewing architects from around Australia who will tell us about the work they're doing to improve our cities and neighbourhoods.
Aged care design - Stephen Geason
21:07In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Stephen Geason director of the Hobart-based firm, Cykel Architecture. Stephen has started to specialise in aged care living for people with dementia and is the fireside architect, or man-on-the-ground, for Tasmanian projects that need to achieve a high level of performance.
Aged care design - Y E Ng, James Thompson, Ana Nolasco
1:01:14We don’t often think about it but where do you think you’ll live after you turn 70? Aged care design considers people's connection to their community, allows for physical limitations, and also helps express people's individual characters when their memories need a helping hand. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Y E Ng, James Thompson, and Ana Nolasco about senior living design and how aged care impacts the buildings many of us will live in after our retirement.
Specifying and responsibility - Josephine Vaughan
55:44In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Dr. Josephine Vaughan speaking with EmAGN committee member Kalyna Sparks. Jo is a lecturer at the University of Newcastle and teaches Construction Ecology and also researches building materials and their impact whether positive or negative on the natural environment and human health. Jo is also a specialist in the living building challenge certification system and the selection of building materials that have a positive impact on the environment.
Specifying and responsibility - Andrew Geeves, Clare Kennedy, David Schultis
58:36Every new building is made up of lots of products that someone chose throughout the design process. Not only do these products need to perform well to protect us but where they came from and the way they were made also has a knock-on effect. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Andrew Geeves, Clare Kennedy, and David Schultis about the importance of designing responsibly and how specifying even the simplest products can have a huge impact.
Leading with technology - Melanie Binks
26:09In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Melanie Binks with EmAGN committee member Jess Beaver. Melanie is a registered architect who now works in the construction industry. She is currently the digital engineering manager as part of the Evolve Bayswater Alliance Team working on the Bayswater train station in Western Australia. Melanie shares her experience working in digital engineering and how her training in architecture brought her into the world of urban infrastructure.
Leading with technology - Glenda Caldwell, Roland Snooks, Todd Hislop
1:00:48Technology is present in nearly every aspect of architectural practice, whether it be digital sketches, building information modeling, or even simply keeping timesheets. Along with the technology in architecture studios, the tools that builders and fabricators use are getting more advanced. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Associate Prof. Glenda Caldwell, Associate Prof. Roland Snooks, and Todd Hislop about the technology pushing new methods of fabrications, design, and creative practice.
Heritage and Culture - Georgia Birks
19:41In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Georgia Birks. Georgia is an indigenous practicing graduate architect and co-curator of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival aka APAF. At the time of this recording, Georgia was working as an Associate with Meyers Elliott in Brisbane and since then started a new position at Architecture Media. Georgia speaks about co-curating APAF and the experience of being involved in a major cultural event in Australia.
Heritage and Culture - Susan Philips, Eric Martin, Sophie Bence
48:46While it might seem like some of the most clinical, prescriptive, or old fashioned architecture work, working on heritage and conservation projects can help connect us with some of the strongest collective emotions of a community. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Susan Philips, Eric Martin, and Sophie Bence about working on heritage projects and the place for conservation in the community.
Architecture and Media - Sarah Lebner
18:50In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Sarah Lebner. Sarah is the principal architect at Light House Architecture and Science, author of “101 Things I didn’t Learn in Architecture School” and the 2020 ACT and National Emerging Architect Prize winner. Sarah speaks about her book and the process of putting together an extremely useful reference for architects.
Architecture and Media - Gemma Savio, Fernando Jerez, Amelia Lee
1:06:46When it comes to getting design inspiration, magazines have always been a gold mine for designers and the public alike. Since design blogs, websites and social media took off, there has been an explosion of different ways to get a design fix. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Gemma Savio, Fernando Jerez, and Amelia Lee about how architects are engaging with an array of media to promote the profession, win commissions, and engage with clients.