Making: 2014 National Architecture Conference

Event Date: 
08 May 2014 to 10 May 2014
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre


Making: 2014 will be a celebration of ideas, examining different approaches to achieving architectural excellence that challenge cultural, economic, social and political environments. We are intrigued by the role of the architect as the maker of environments and connections that extend the bounds of traditional practice.

Speakers will be drawn together in the most isolated capital city in the world, Perth WA, from our least known continental neighbours. We will reveal architectural excellence grown in different economic, cultural and political contexts, looking to Asia, Africa and South America to discover alternatives to the European models.



Making 2014 will explore four subthemes: making culture, making life, making connections and making impact. Each session will be ‘anchored’ by leading Australian practitioners: Andrew Burns (making culture), Elizabeth Watson-Brown (making life), Emma Williamson (making connections), Timothy Horton (making impact), who will be joined by more than a dozen international speakers.

The 2014 National Architecture Conference presents:
David Adjaye – Adjaye Associates, United Kingdom
Andrew Burns – Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney
Richard Hassell – WOHA, Singapore
Timothy Horton – Committee for Adelaide, Adelaide
Wen Hsia and BC Ang – WHBC, Malaysia
Andra Matin – Andra Matin, Indonesia
Gurjit Singh Matharoo – Matharoo Associates, India
Beth Miller – Community Design Collaborative, United States
Lyndon Neri – Neri&Hu Design, China
Sek San Ng – Seksan Design, Malaysia
Vo Trong Nghia – Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Vietnam
Marina Tabassum – MTA, Bangladesh
Elizabeth Watson Brown – Architectus, Brisbane
Emma Williamson – CODA, Perth
Cazu Zegers – Cazu Zegers, Chile

In addition to the impressive line-up of speakers, delegates will have numerous opportunities to experience Perth’s architecture, culture, places and spaces through a broad range of events designed exclusively to complement the conference.

Events include the official opening party which is to be held at Kerry Hill’s award-winning State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and provide a unique chance to meet and mingle with conference presenters, fellow architects, media and industry professionals. Other activities include exhibitions, tours by foot, bike, car and coach, and a range of cross-artform events to provide a festival atmosphere as we celebrate all things architecture.


Australian Institute of Architects
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