The dust has settled and the new normal feels just that: normal. Projects continue to move forward and the industry adjusts to video conferencing clients, physically spaced out site visits and remote working. But in this new environment how can we make sure we’re continuing to pursue new work not just maintain what’s currently on the books. Moreover, will this pandemic change client briefs in both the residential and commercial sphere?
Wednesday 15 July, 12.30pm AEST
Angela Ferguson, Managing Director, Futurespace
As the Managing Director and owner of Futurespace, Angela helps clients create future focused, innovative, intelligent and practical physical spaces that inspire and add value. For more than two decades Angela has worked with significant global and Australian businesses to develop design strategies that directly relate to a specific business, to drive innovative design solutions and to develop responsive accommodation results. She regularly presents on innovation in design around the world including at 2016 Alberta Architect’s Association Conference in Canada, and the 2017 Greenlam Design For Tomorrow Conference in Bangkok, Thailand where she shared examples of how Futurespace is leading the world by disrupting the way people work, learn and live. In 2012 Angela was awarded with the NAWIC NSW CBRE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In addition, in 2016 she was named a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Women’s Leadership Awards. Angela is currently undertaking a PHD at RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design, Melbourne.
Koichi Takada, Principal, Koichi Takada Architects
Koichi Takada is part of a new generation of architects that strive to bring nature back into the urban environment – an approach he matured after living in cities of high urbanization: Tokyo, New York and London. His architecture is one that reconnects humans to the natural environment, drawing inspiration from organic forms and local contexts. Graduating from the School of Architecture at City University of New York and the AA school of Architecture, London, Koichi Takada established his Sydney-based firm, Koichi Takada Architects, in 2008. He has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian Architecture, each project embodying his commitment to nature and consideration of the human experience. Through a series of award-winning designs, the growing practice has gained an international reputation and is about to change the skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Facilitated by: Holly Cunneen, Editor, Habitus
Holly Cunneen is the editor of Habitus and Habitus Living, a quarterly print magazine and digital counterpart providing extensive coverage of architecture and design across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Before joining Habitus, published by Indesign Media, in 2016 Holly was a writer at Grand Designs Australia. With a view that architecture has a shared responsibility to the individual and wider community, her professional trajectory has seen her chart the impacts, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community across the Asia Pacific Region.
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