Making a Living – ArchiTeam Conference 2019
8:00 AM08:00

Making a Living – ArchiTeam Conference 2019


Making a Living seeks to share insights from architects and allied professionals leveraging entrepreneurship, business strategy, collaboration and disruptive innovation to achieve positive outcomes.

Making a Living will examine how architects prosper, the relationship between practice and livelihood. It explores how architects can structure work, live better, realise goals and be more successful.

Exploring ‘what’ architects produce, this one-day conference will examine how improved business and organisational strategies can supercharge the design process. It will investigate how the architecture profession can effectively produce work, translate ideas, and value the work that it produces.

The conference will see 3 x international speakers, 3 interstate speakers and a mixture of design experts from within and outside of the architect realm. Details will be released via the website and over social media. (Insert Instagram, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn details)

Tickets are available from Monday 11 February on the ArchiTeam conference website

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Archipitch for Schools of the Future at Melbourne Design Week
1:30 PM13:30

Archipitch for Schools of the Future at Melbourne Design Week


Amid record expansion and modernisation of Victoria’s schools, the need for best practice design to create outstanding educational environments is clear. Or is it?

Architects have just three minutes to convince a panel of education sector stakeholders that their practice understands how learning and teaching environments should look and perform in the future. For design to shape the future, its value must be clear.

Will they sell their ideas and move the audience of prospective clients?

After the pitch, the panel will give their feedback, and choose a winning practice. Q&A and networking refreshments provided.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2019 organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria. In 2019 the theme Design Experiments asks Melbourne Design Week participants to experiment with ideas, materials, places, and processes to respond to the central question: ‘How can design shape the future?’.

Modelled on London’s Architect Pitch (by Archiboo), this event is an Australian first.


  • Kate Morris, Manager - Principal Capability Building and Support, Victorian School Building Authority

  • Colin Simpson, Foundation Principal, Richmond High School

  • Tim Rowler, President, Catholic Education Business Administrators (CEBA)

  • Julia Jeong, Executive Student Member, The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC)

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Living Cities Forum 2018
8:30 AM08:30

Living Cities Forum 2018

Shaping Societies investigates a core claim of architecture and urban design; that good design makes better citizens. This year's speakers are leading practitioners with differing backgrounds, ages, approaches to practice and areas of expertise. Collectively they offer a diversity of subjects and viewpoints, from permanent buildings designed to foster communal life, to temporary frameworks that augment collective activities, to models of practice that allow deeper engagement, and finally the overarching political and economic drivers that define our cities today. Discussion will demonstrate a strong commitment to the relationship between people, communities and the spaces we inhabit – architecture as a social and cultural undertaking as well as a material or tectonic undertaking. Architecture for people.  


CARME PINÓS (Barcelona): Founder of Estudio Carme Pinós and recipient of the prestigious Berkely-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize (2016). Carme is the designer of MPavilion 2018.    

SASKIA SASSEN (New York City): A Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a member of its Committee on Global Thought, Saskia’s eight authored books have been translated into twenty languages. Also appearing at the Housing Futures Forum in Sydney on Friday 27 July.

JANE HALL & AUDREY THOMAS-HAYES (London): Members of democratic design collective Assemble, winners of the 2015 Turner Prize, enabling social and research-based work.  

NICHOLAS LOBO BRENNAN (London): Co-founder of architecture, design and research collective Apparata, constructing buildings, furniture and books with an interest in communities and landscapes.
LIAM YOUNG (Los Angeles & London): Architect, filmmaker and performer concerned with imagining future urbanisms, and founder of the think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today.
RYUE NISHIZAWA (Tokyo): architect and the director of Office of Ryue Nishizawa, as well as the co-founder of SANAA, and the youngest ever recipient of the Pritzker Prize. 

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