“Portfolio Critique” from John Wardle Architects

John Wardle Architects generously offered to facilitate a portfolio critique for masters students through the Architecture and Building Association. The prize was awarded to Tahj who found the experience extremely beneficial: “My critique with John Wardle Architects was an extremely positive and beneficial experience. It provided me with insight into how the practice operates, as well[…]

“Thinking About Your Future” – Brookfeild Multiplex, Wolf Architects, Aurecon Group, Housing Institute of Australia

        The purpose of this event was to get students thinking about their career and the path they want it to follow over time as well as provide the students with content highlighting important things to consider if they are to be working within the built environment. Andrew Deveson, Construction Manager at Brookfield Multiplex[…]

“Designing the MSD Building” – John Wardle Architects

Joined by Stephen Georgalas (Project Architect) of John Wardle Architects a discussion was lead exploring the design process which lead to the award winning entry for the Melbourne School of Design building. Staying true to their philosophy surrounding the project, we are grateful John Wardle Architects donated their time and knowledge to the club – expanding on[…]

“Innovation” – Lend Lease

Joined by Andrew Smith and James Wewer of Lend Lease we were given an in depth insight into the activities that occur when adopting new an innovative processes. James Wewer (Sustainability Manager) detailed current industry standards and developed on this by detailing certain approaches to creating new services as an industry trendsetter. Following this Andrew Smith (Business Development Manager) detailed Lend[…]

“A Day in the Life” – Fender Katsalidis Architects

Katie Miller and Ciara D’Alberto from Fender Katsalidis Architects presented members with a unique discussion of the processes involved inside a world class design studio. The first in our series of industry presentations exceeded our expectations in terms of depth and insight provided by the presenters. The ABA team and its members were lucky to have been able to[…]

Barbecues on Union Lawn

For three consecutive weeks the ABA ran outdoor barbecues with an  excellent turnout of familiar and new faces on the crowded Union Lawn! Thanks to the members, university staff and tradies for coming along to enjoy good food, music and company with the ABA committee. Another thank you should be extended to Red Bull, who provided drinks for[…]

Inaugural General Meeting – Success!

On the 12th of May 2015, we had our Inaugural General Meeting to progress through affiliation with the University of Melbourne Student Union. Over 50 students signed up to the club, exceeding the required membership of 30. Executive and General Committee positions were elected as follows: Executive Committee: President : William Tan Treasurer : Mazen[…]