Inspiring Spaces

Inspiring Spaces

Inspiring Spaces

1.5 Formal CPD Points

Available on demand


What if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if each of us—every person, everywhere—asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?” 
The architects involved in this session have design expectations that serve to optimise wellbeing and inspire. This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning and “teach” students. Case studies from Canada and Australia will be presented with clear examples of the benefits of human-centric design.



This presentation is equivalent to 1.5 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

2015 Competencies:

Design: Project Briefing
1.4 Identification of factors that may impact on client project requirements and objectives.

Design: Conceptual Design
3.1 Design response integrates the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose.
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
9.3 Identification and application of practice systems and quality management systems to facilitate efficient and timely delivery of architectural services in accordance with project objectives. 

2021 Competencies:

Practice Management and Professional Conduct:

PC 4 Be able to apply principles of project and staff planning and resource costs to establish realistic and achievable timeframe. 

Project Initiation and Conceptual Design:
PC 24 Be able to prepare and analyse project development options in response to a project brief – its objectives, budget, user intent and built purpose, risk and timeframes, including environmental sustainability considerations. 
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. 


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of designing for health and learning
  • Describe buildings where human-centric design is successful
  • List local and international case studies of inspirational spaces



    Farrow Partners | Stefan Mee - John Wardle Architects 

    Tye Farrow has designed award-winning projects across Canada and around the world. He is a global leader who is making a significant contribution to health and humanity trough the medium of architecture and design.

    He has been designated by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40; recognising Canada’s “best and brightest”. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. 




    Principal and design leader, John Wardle Architects Stefan Mee joined the practice in 1994 and his work has been awarded at both state and national levels and includes RMIT Biosciences, the Urban Workshop, UniSA’s Kaurna and Hawke Buildings, Melbourne Grammar School and most recently the Melbourne School of Design.

    Stefan has strong conceptual skills together with a passion for the inventive use of materials and architectural systems to achieve new and unconventional outcomes. He has been a regular AIA Awards jury member and a guest design critic for various universities.






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