TF.A joins the Global Climate Strike
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

TF.A joins the Global Climate Strike

On Friday 20 September, TF.A staff will join the Global Climate Strike in Perth’s CBD to show our politician’s that we are serious about climate action.

As founding signatories on the Architects Declare initiative and with our propensity for activism, we intend to wave placards and boldly make our feelings known. Join us in Forrest Chase if you feel the same - we’ll be the ones wearing black and high vis.

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Associate Principal, Nick Juniper, undertakes Social Value and SROI Training in Sydney
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Associate Principal, Nick Juniper, undertakes Social Value and SROI Training in Sydney

Associate Principal, Nick Juniper, is in Sydney to participate in Social Ventures Australia’s Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training.

Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised framework for understanding, measuring and valuing social, economic and environmental outcomes. This course will enhance Nick’s understanding of the philosophy behind Social Value and provide him with the skills to apply its principles to our work here at The Fulcrum Agency.

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3 OVER 4 UNDER  - 'On Legacy'
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

3 OVER 4 UNDER - 'On Legacy'

Kieran will speak at the 15th Anniversary of the 3 OVER 4 UNDER series on the topic of ‘On Legacy’.

3O4U is an annual lecture series run by the Emerging Architects + Graduates Network (EmAGN) in Perth, WA and involves speakers from architectural practices - 3 established (over) and 4 emerging (under) - giving a pacy presentation on a set theme.

This year’s speakers have been asked to answer the question, ‘what would you do differently if you had another chance?’

We can’t wait to hear Kieran’s response.

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Fremantle Biennale: SIGNAL
Nov
1
to Nov 24

Fremantle Biennale: SIGNAL

  • Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)
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We were delighted to be invited to participate in this year’s Fremantle Biennale, a site-responsive art event encompassing our whole city.

UNIT will see thirteen practices design and deliver a stand-alone installation along Fremantle’s waterfront. Here’s a few words about ours:

Our site is on Victoria Quay, close to the launch point for the Rottnest ferry. 

In our studio, we’ve been exploring the rich linkages between Walyalup (Fremantle) and Wadjemup (Rottnest), and the Indigenous stories that we’ve heard over years of living and working in this place. 

We’ve been deeply moved by the story of Noongar women lighting fires on and around Cantonment Hill to act as a beacon and signal a way home for prisoners fleeing the island.

We’ve looked at maritime motifs, in particular, the triangular shaped devices that cave divers clip on to lines to help them navigate black water to ensure they can find their way to safety.

We hope that our work points to a more optimistic future. 

 

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National Architecture Awards: Emma Williamson is on the jury
Nov
7
9:30 AM09:30

National Architecture Awards: Emma Williamson is on the jury

Emma Williamson has been selected as a juror in this year’s Australian Institute of Architect’s National Architecture Awards.

As part of this prestigious position, Emma and fellow jurors, will visit each project to have won a State or Territory Award in order to make their final decisions! Winners will be announced in a ceremony on the 7 November.

Find out more about the AIA Awards Program here:

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World Indigenous Housing Conference, Gold Coast
Nov
20
to Nov 23

World Indigenous Housing Conference, Gold Coast

The World Indigenous Housing Conference is the principal platform for leaders in housing, health, education and related services from around the world to come together.

Kieran Wong and Gregson Lalara, founding Chair of the Anindilyakwa Housing Aboriginal Corporation, will present a case study into Indigenous housing on the Groote Archipelago in East Arnhem Land.

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Leverage 2020
May
7
to May 9

Leverage 2020

Next year’s Australian Institute of Architect’s National Conference is to be curated by TF.A Principal’s Emma Williamson, Kieran Wong, Justine Clark and Maryam Gusheh. Watch our blog for updates!

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Kieran to moderate FRONT.design session on Indigenous consultation
Aug
30
2:00 PM14:00

Kieran to moderate FRONT.design session on Indigenous consultation

  • Barangaroo Avenue Barangaroo, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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As Australian cities develop in leaps and bounds, we look to Indigenous Australian culture to co-create a new modern identity.

Kieran will moderate a panel discussion between David Kaunitz, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture and Lucy Simpson, Gaawaa Miyay that asks the question, to what degree is Indigenous cultural consultation part of design and development? What is the best case scenario for an inclusive process? Hear from a panel of leading artists, architects and human rights activists as they debate best practice models for effective consultation.

FRONT.design brings together 2000+ industry delegates at the forefront of commercial design and specification. Find out more here: https://www.front.design/session/co-creating-city-country-indigenous-consultation-development-design/

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AHURI National Housing Conference
Aug
29
3:00 PM15:00

AHURI National Housing Conference

The Room to Breathe (RtB) program was developed to specifically address the needs of Remote Housing located in the Territory’s homelands and remote communities.

The Northern Territory Government has been collaborating with TheFulcrum.Agency on this ground-breaking work.  Dwayne McInnes (Deputy CEO, Dept. Housing and Community Development) and Kieran Wong will co-present this paper sharing lessons learned from the first two years of the RtB rollout. They will focus on the learnings and adaptations that have taken place to enhance the project’s goal of empowering tenants through a co-design process.

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Kieran to Moderate Property Council Panel
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Kieran to Moderate Property Council Panel

On the 22 August, Kieran Wong will moderate a panel discussion that seeks to answer the question, as our state continues to grow, how can technology be used to make our cities and communities a better place to live, work and play?

In a session initiated by the WA Branch of the Property Council of Australia, leaders and cities experts will share lived experiences and debate the mega-trends that will define the future of Perth and discuss what is needed to build a smart and liveable city.

Find out more here: https://www.propertycouncil.com.au/web/EventDetail?EventKey=WFD220819

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YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard)
Jul
29
1:30 PM13:30

YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard)

Our friend and former colleague, Kate Woodman, is a Project Architect at Lyons Architecture in Melbourne and coordinates a studio at RMIT entitled, YIMBY - Yes In My Backyard.

Kate has invited TF.A Associate Heather MacRae to present our work on the Groote Archipelago to her Bachelor-level students in a week of learning that will explore the theme, ‘who is architecture for?’.

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Community Led Projects: A Discussion in Alice Springs
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Community Led Projects: A Discussion in Alice Springs

Kieran Wong will present The Fulcrum Agency’s work on the Groote Archipelago in Alice Springs this July.

In a free event supported by the NT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, Kieran will discuss our community-led approach to reimagining community infrastructure and housing in this unique location.

When: 5.00pm, Saturday 13 July 2019

Where: Watch This Space, 8 Gap Road, Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

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AIA Conference: Positioning Practice
Jun
22
11:25 AM11:25

AIA Conference: Positioning Practice

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
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The 2019 National Architecture Conference explored the theme, Collective Agency, and includes architects, thought-leaders and projects that challenge the status quo.

 Kieran Wong ‘Captained’ a session entitled ‘Positioning Practice’ with Genevieve Murray and Joel Sherwood-Spring from Future Method and Jen Wood and Emanuel Admassu, from AD-WO.

Here’s a few images from the event:

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University Planning, Design and Construction Conference
Jun
20
9:45 AM09:45

University Planning, Design and Construction Conference

Emma Williamson and Kieran Wong will present ‘Campus City’, a case study on Notre Dame University’s Fremantle campus. 

The session will reveal the engagement and design strategies used to connect student life with the city fabric and port-side traders and will discuss how a targeted project can act as a catalyst for broader revitalisation. 

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ACA Business of Small Practice Forum
May
10
12:30 PM12:30

ACA Business of Small Practice Forum

Nick Juniper joined Warwick Mihaly and Patrick Miller to present at the ACA’s Business of Small Practice Forum on the topic of ‘Money Matters’.

Nick drew upon his expertise in resourcing and financial management to give an overview of the types of measures practices should have in place to ensure the ongoing financial stability of their business.

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