National Architecture Week took place in the last week of October and staff member Eleanor Chapman was involved in coordinating a Pecha Kucha night at BMW Edge, Fed Square, as part of the festivities.

Speakers took the stage to explore the place of architecture in your city, your neighbourhood and your home. In Australia, the apparent contribution of architects to society is small, with only a tiny fraction of housing (an estimated 5% or less) being designed by architects, and a broad perception that architectural design is out of reach to all but a wealthy few. But is there more to the role than meets the eye?

A crowd of 300+ was immersed in the compelling visual and cerebral feast that is  the global Pecha Kucha phenomenon. 12 talented individuals (x 20 slides x 20 seconds) delivered snapshots of architecture working in unexpected and inspiring ways. A frenzied sketching session (courtesy of the folks at Pin Up Your Doodle) and a surprise live cross to architect Peter Corrigan’s RMIT design studio via webcam made it an extra special night!

Check out the talk given by Tamsin O’Neill (editor of Green magazine) here.

What’s Pecha Kucha? Find out here!

16 November 2010

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2023 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards

The 2023 Awards ceremony for the Victorian Australian Institute of Architects was held on Friday the 16th June.

Several representatives from RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants attended the event, where we were proud to receive an Award for Heritage Conservation for the Prahran Arcade Façade Conservation and a Commendation for Heritage – Conservation for the restoration of Doherty House in Tarneit.

Additionally, we were pleased to see Searle x Waldron receive an Award for Architecture for the Joyce Chapel Bridge and Wardle receive The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture for the Bendigo Law Courts – both projects that RBA have been involved in.

Learn more about the Prahran Arcade Facade Conservation here

Learn more about the Doherty House Restoration here

Doherty House, Tarneit (Image: Thurston Empson)

Bendigo Law Courts, Wardle (Image: Tim Griffith)

Prahran Arcade (Image: Thurston Empson)

Joyce Chapel Bridge, Searle x Waldron (Image: Peter Bennetts)


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