PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: The School of Design & Built Environment

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: The School of Design & Built Environment

Join us for this monthly Project Spotlight Speaker Series featuring an AILA National Award winning project.  Hear from the landscape architect as they speak to the project, give insights into the process and outline the challenges and outcomes.

The next Project Spotlight will feature the School of Design & Built Environment - Curtin University (view project here), winner of the 2023 AILA National Award of Excellence for Health and Education Landscape.  Hear from landscape architect, Damien Pericles, from REALMstudios, talk about the project. 

Monday 13 May, 12pm-12:30pm AEST.

Listen and be involved with the conversation with the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

National Award Citation 

The Curtin University School of Design and Built Environment is an exceptional project that balances connections to ancient stories of place with the provision of a high-quality campus space. The co-creation of this site by artist and landscape architect has produced an experiential space rich in cultural narratives.

The Curtin University Living Knowledge Stream framework, by respected Elder Dr Noel Nannup with Syrinx and Sync7, identified the cultural significance of the site, where two Songlines, Kujal Kela (Twin Dolphin) and Djiridji (Zamia), intersect. This guidance document was awarded at a chapter and national level by AILA in 2018.

In response, Realm Studios developed a design that is grounded in a collaborative process. Throughout the project, the landscape architecture team consulted with the Curtin University School of Indigenous Studies and with Kamsani Bin-Salleh (Kambarni), a Western Australian artist who is descended from the Nimunburr, Yawuru and Ballardong people.?The respectful treatment of Kambarni’s resulting artwork and its integration with the designed landscape defines this project as one that is embedded in the unique elements of place.? The realized outcome – a landscape that is a seamless integration of art, amenity and storytelling – is evidence of an exceptional attention to process, collaboration and high-quality delivery.

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Monday, 13 May 2024
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
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