We're participating in Design + again this year - woohoo! Join us on August 30 for a series of talks by local architects. Everything is free, you just need to register with Design + to attend (rego is free too).


James Felton-Taylor from Australian Sustainable Timbers talks about the challenges and rewards of running an award-winning, sustainably-managed native regrowth forest in Australia. The talk will also feature some of the architectural projects AST timber has been used on, in Australia and internationally.


‘Unmade’ – the architectural journey begins. A crop of 5th year University of Newcastle architecture students on why they decided to study architecture, the undergrad degree, the year out, masters, the stress of the final year etc. Featuring Basil Bullock, James Booth, Nicholas Flatman and Dylan Try.


Architect Brian Suters has spent more than 50 years as an architect living and working in Newcastle. In theory retired for the past 10 years, he has never been so busy, and will be showing us some of his recent houses and pro bono community projects.


‘Life as a labyrinth’ – Recent architecture graduate Poppy Bevan tells the story that begins with her Eric Parker fellowship trip to France, researching and drawing the works of Corbusier. She speaks of how this time has influenced her Masters studies, and spurred on the running of her own design practice here in Newcastle.


‘The Accidental Architect’ – Ed Highton from Space Design Architecture talks us through his architectural journey so far: Work experience…Wembley Stadium…Weekend Architect…Award Winning Practice


‘Untravelling’ – Steele Olney from CK Design Studio talks us through his whistlestop architectural tour of the globe in 2013 with his art teacher partner Rhiannon.


Jodie Dixon reflects on her past 17 years as an architect, during which time she has worked for practices large and small, researched and taught at uni and juggled family life around a busy residential practice.