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1 Formal CPD Point
Available on demand
Urban anxieties and cultural differences are examined through the microcosm of an Alice Springs architectural practice. Alice Springs has a suburban fringe but this is not where its edges lie. Knives, exit plans, a swamp and a science fiction posed paradigm offer insight and a framework for review of recent public and commercial projects from the SDA team, in particular the CBD Revitalisation, an urban renewal project.
This presentation is equivalent to 1 hour/point of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:
2.2 Application of principles controlling planning, development and design for the project site.
2.6 Preparation and analysis of project development options in response to project brief.
Design: Conceptual Design
3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues
Design: Schematic Design
4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
Practice Management and Professional Conduct:
PC 3 Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs.
Project Initiation and Conceptual Design:
PC 26 Be able to undertake site, cultural and contextual analysis as part of preliminary design research.
PC 29 Be able to develop and evaluate design options in terms of the heritage, cultural and community values embodied in the site, and in relation to project requirements.
PC 30 Be able to explore options for siting a project, including integrating information and analysis of relevant cultural, social and economic factors. "
At the end of this session participants should be able to:
Director, Susan Dugdale and Associates
Sue Dugdale grew up in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Britain. She studied architecture at Queensland University and RMIT and worked in several practices in Melbourne before relocating to Alice Springs in 1994 where she now lives.
Six years working with the Aboriginal-owned architectural practice Tangentyere Design gave Sue an appreciation of the unique cultural depth and climatic context of central Australia. Through her own practice started in 2000, Susan Dugdale and Associates, Sue pursues a personal passion for exploring and giving form to the cultural narrative and environment of the region. Sue has produced a body of work whose influence is notable in the fabric of Alice Springs and beyond. The work of her practice has won numerous awards, and was featured in the 2014 Venice Biennale.