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    Donald K Turner Address

    On 12th September, Philip delivered the Donald K Turner Address at the University of NSW. The lecture was titled ‘Architectural Culture: From Site to Society’ and looked at a range of projects through the lens of architectural culture – retracing our steps from built project to inception to locate each within our understanding of its broader architectural lineage. The address can be viewed, courtesy of the University of NSW, here

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    Canberra Medallion

    We are delighted to announce that Constitution Avenue has been awarded the John Overall Prize for Urban Design and the Canberra Medallion at the recent ACT Institute of Architects Awards. The project was a collaboration involving the National Capital Authority, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM. The jury citation notes that, ‘ the character of the avenue is responsive to its location and varies in scale from civic to boulevard, bushland to ceremonial effortlessly.’ It describes the project an exemplar of how to plan, design and deliver public domain works.

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    Narara Eco Village Update

    Congratulations to the Narara Ecovillage, who four and a half years after making an offer for the land:

    • Are now 2/3 of the way through the civil works for stage 1
    • Were recently awarded an ARENA grant of nearly $1m toward a ‘smart grid’ for their electric network
    • Have membership now, of over 80 families and 160 adults and children

    See latest photographs of the civil works here.

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    Verve Apartments, Newcastle

    Our major new twin apartment tower scheme, designed in association with CKDS Architects, for Windham King has just been lodged in Newcastle. Look for details on our website shortly.

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    Book Launch

    We’re delighted to be the subject of the second volume of URO media’s Minimono Series.

    The book features a foreword from AIA Gold Medallist Lawrence Nield, an essay co-authored by architects David Neustein and Michael Neustein and an interview between Philip Thalis, Rachel Neeson and Richard Francis-Jones.

    Books are available for purchase online from Uro Publications

  • Congratulations to our Urban Provocateur!

    We’re delighted to see Benjamin Driver awarded in the DARCH awards for his passionate commitment to urban issues.

14 hours ago

Though mutilated on 3 / 4 corners, is this the only place in Sydney where 1 architect constructed all 4 corner buildings? Work of City Architect @rhbrodrick at intersection of Quay St and Ultimo Road, built as part of Haymarket complex c1911 #cityofsydney #publicsydney #haymarket #haymarketreconstruction #heritage #sydneyarchitect #sydneyarchitecture #ultimoroad #quaystreet #sydneymarkets #paddysmarket #uts #cityarchitect #cityofsydneyarchitect

22 hours ago

City making; City of Sydney Architect and Building Surveyor @rhbrodrick rebuilt the Haymarket area as the city’s new market complex in 1911. Great whole block surviving building, tower on corner of Thomas St and Ultimo Rd. #cityofsydney #publicsydney #cityarchitect #haymarket #cornertower #streetwall #marketcomplex #ultimoroad #brickwork #urbanarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture #sydneyarchitect

2 days ago

Sometimes you are lucky enough to go on a site visit and discover marvels of nature; #nepeanriver #basin #cliffs #bush #rockface #basin #wollondilly #westernsydney

3 days ago

Like all Australia, Prince Alfred Park says a big YES to Equality!!! #equality #yescampaign #cityofsydney #fairsociety #australiavotesyes #princealfredpark #publicspace #publicsydney #publiclife #lgbti #lbgt #lbgtqiapdpride @alexgreenwich @clovermoore

3 days ago

Active architectural frontage 1, Bridge Street. Barnet might not have imagined that the inset in his sandstone facade would so neatly fit Vespas!#publicsydney #privatisedsydney #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice #jamesbarnet #bridgestreet #bridgestreetsandstones #sandstone #activefrontage #streetwall #urbanfacade #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture #publicworks #citymaking

3 days ago

Active architectural frontage 1. Best rusticated sandstone, Department of Education, Bridge Street #publicsydney #privatisedsydney #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice #georgemcrae #bridgestreet #bridgestreetsandstones #sandstone #rustication #activefrontage #streetwall #urbanfacade #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture #publicworks #citymaking