Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

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The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Gallery of Australia present four engaging lectures by award-winning Australian architects.

Dates + times

Wednesdays - 9, 16, 23 and 30 September 2015
6.00pm (doors open 5.15pm - pay bar available)
James O Fairfax Theatre
National Gallery of Australia

Bookings essential


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Sponsored by BCA Certifiers.


Banner image: Charles Wright Architects, Stamp House. Photo: Patrick Bingham Hall

Lecture 1: Charles Wright Architects


Wednesday 9 September | 6pm

Charles Wright leads a contemporary design practice with offices in Melbourne and Port Douglas. The firm possesses award-winning major project experience and specialist technological capabilities to develop iconic and sustainable solutions to complex problems.

Website: Charles Wright Architects

Image: Charles Wright Architects, The Edge. Photo: Patrick Bingham Hall

Lecture 2: MAKE Architecture


Wednesday 16 September | 6pm

MAKE is a Melbourne based architectural practice with a strong focus on quality and a passion for good design. Their buildings are designed to respond to the seasons and careful thought is put into how spaces are occupied. Believers in quality not quantity, MAKE look for efficiencies and delight in the design of our buildings and focus on ways that these buildings can make our lives better.

Website: MAKE Architecture

Image: MAKE Architecture, M House. Photo Peter Bennetts

Lecture 3: Elenberg Fraser


Wednesday 23 September | 6pm

Elenberg Fraser is an architecture practice operating across the Asia-Pacific region with hubs based in Melbourne, Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City. They work across diverse typologies – from multi-residential hospitality spaces and hotels to commercial offices and interior architecture.

Website: Elenberg Fraser

Image: Elenberg Fraser, Avenue. Photo: Peter Clarke

Lecture 4: Tribe Studio


Wednesday 30 September | 6pm

As principal of Tribe Studio, Hannah Tribe has built the reputation of the practice, recognised for design excellence in its built and conceptual work in residential, urban design, installation and interiors. The practice currently has a team of seven architects working on projects all over Australia, the UK and in the US .

Website: Tribe Studio

Image: Tribe Studio, House Chapple. Photo Katherine Lu