LA in the Media - Issue 38, 26 September - 7 October 2016


Mode appoints first female and Indigenous Director. Architecture & Design


Monday 26 September 2016 [Dandenong Journal]

Show highlight of arts talent

This year’s judge will be Phin Murphy from Sinatra Murphy who has worked in landscape architecture, remote community planning, public art and publication over the past 25 years. Community development and engagement underpins his work and he’s received numerous awards in recognition. Read more.

Monday 26 September 2016 [Australian Design Review]

Melbourne School of Design graduates: Elliot Summers

“Ignore the grades. Focus on the work instead. Read broadly and proficiently. Take ownership.” Elliot Summers graduated from the Master of Landscape Architecture in 2012, and then co-founded Polygon Landscape Architecture. He offers his advice for those coming up in the field. Read more.

Monday 26 September 2016 [Beaudesert Times]

Time to have your say on Beaudesert overhaul bid

RESIDENTS will have the chance to shape the future of Beaudesert’s town centre during a community consultation day on September 26. After almost a year of consultation work, landscape architect John Mongard and Scenic Rim Regional Council will detail a draft masterplan to revitalise Beaudesert’s town centre. Read more.

Monday 26 September 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Kensington and Kingsford: K2K Urban Design Competition shortlisted designs announced

The shortlisted designs in the Kensington and Kingsford: K2K Urban Design Competition have been revealed. From an entry pool of 19 submissions, four were shortlisted in August, following the conclusion of stage one of the competition. Teams then developed their proposals further in stage two, with these proposals now open for public comment. Read more.

Monday 26 September 2016 [The Australian]

How to make the most of a garden merger.

Imagine being able to extend your garden by buying the block of land next door - a true luxury, especially in the established suburbs of Sydney. And so, when the owners of a 1900sqm block in Wahroonga on the upper north shore got the chance in 2005 to buy a chunk of the neighbouring heritage estate after subdivision, it was too good to pass up. Read more.

Tuesday 27 September 2016 [The Weekly Review]

Amazing amenities and lifestyle choices at 233 East in Ringwood

Future residents of the new 10-storey 233 East apartment project will have $1 billion in new amenities on their doorstep, along with panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges and direct links to the CBD, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Read more.

Tuesday 27 September 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Shortlisted announced for proposed Star hotel tower

Star Entertainment Group has revealed the three architecture firms shortlisted for its 200-metre-high hotel tower at the Star Casino site in Pyrmont, Sydney. The shortlisted firms are BVN, Grimshaw and Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT). Read more.

Wednesday 28 September 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Philip Thalis elected to City of Sydney council

Architect Philip Thalis has been elected to the City of Sydney Council as a member of Clover Moore’s Independent Team, following the New South Wales council elections on 10 September. Read more.

Wednesday 28 September 2016 [ArchtiectureAU]

AILA announces new board with 60 percent female representation

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced its new board of directors, with three women among the five board members elected. The election drew significant interest from members, with fourteen candidates nominating for the five positions. Read more.

Friday 30 September 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Mode appoints first female and Indigenous Director

Mode architecture and design studio announces the appointment of Alayna Renata as one of two new Directors to support the firm’s strategic objectives. Renata is not only Mode’s first female technical Director, but also the youngest and only member of the management team with indigenous heritage. Read more.

Friday 30 September 2016 [Landscape Australia]

Making the most of major infrastructure

Working with local and state governments and the private sector to achieve the best project outcomes for the built environment. We have a lot of major projects underway in New South Wales at the moment. The state’s growing population is driving city expansion and transport infrastructure building. Read more.

Tuesday 4 October 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Architects line-up for ‘Engaging Women in the Built Environment’ conference at UNSW

A number of leading figures in the architecture, engineering and construction industry will gather on 10 October at the University of New South Wales to discuss ways to boost the presence of women within the industry. Read more.

Tuesday 4 October 2016 [The Conversation]

Why ‘green cities’ need to become a deeply lived experience

Australian cities are inherently diverse places, but that diversity can lead to conflict between different values about what cities should and can be. Our series, Conflict in the City, brings together urban researchers to examine some of these tensions and consider how cities are governed and for whom. Read more.

Wednesday 5 October 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Prime Minister announced as patron of Australian Urban Design Awards

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his patronage of the Australian Urban Design Awards. In accepting the invitation, the Prime Minister said he was honoured to continue the tradition of prime ministerial support for these important national awards. Read more.

Thursday 6 October 2016 [PS News]

Call for natural playground designers

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) is seeking expressions of interest for the design and construction of three new natural play spaces. Senior Manager of the Capital Works Urban Team at TCCS, Di Hill said three sites in the ACT had been identified — Finn Street in O’Connor, Telopea Park in Barton and Tuggeranong Town Park in Greenway. Read more.

Thursday 6 October 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Australians dominate inaugural American Architecture Prize

Australian projects have claimed two of the three top honours in the first annual American Architecture Prize (AAP), announced in New York on World Architecture Day, 3 October 2016. Read more.