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2 Formal CPD Points
Available on demand
Your project up in lights? You’ve got to be in it to win it and the time to start preparing for awards entries is now.
In this insightful CPD event you will hear from key experts about best practice approaches to:
Communications expert Alison Carter will discuss the art of concise communication to help you prepare a strategic and sophisticated verbal presentation and find both your project’s narrative and your own authentic voice. Award-winning architect Jon Jacka will share his experience as an entrant in the award process. Seasoned juror and award-winning architect Georgina Wilson will provide insight into the process from the dual perspectives of entrant and juror. Katherine Lu will discuss the art of architectural photography and give practical guidance about selecting the right photographer for your project, shaping your brief to them and preparing the project for a professional shoot.
This presentation is equivalent to 2 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:
Design and Practice Management
4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.
5.1 Application of creative imagination and aesthetic judgement in producing a resolved project design in regard to site planning, physical composition and spatial planning as appropriate to the project brief
9.8 Clear and consistent communication with client and relevant stakeholders throughout project.
At the end of this session participants should be able to:
Jon Jacka is a Sydney-based architect with over 20 years local and international experience. Jon has worked both as a sole practitioner and for some of the most accomplished local architecture practices. He has extensive experience on projects at all scales of architecture and urban design. His experience includes theatre and exhibition design, medical research and health facilities, education buildings, sport facilities, heritage, hospitality, large-scale masterplanning, multi-unit residential projects and single houses.
Jon has had an instrumental role on many award-winning projects including Project Architect on the Westmead Millennium Institute that received the Sulman Medal in 2015. In 2018, Jon Jacka Architects received the Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award (AIA NSW Chapter Awards) and Eleanor Cullis Hill Award (AIA National Awards) for Laneway House.
Katherine Lu is an architectural photographer based in Sydney. After studying both interior design and photography, Katherine spent her early career as a photographic assistant, mentored by various architectural photographers, before fully committing to her own practice.
Over the last ten years, Katherine has photographed a wide range of residential and commercial architecture projects in and outside of Sydney, from micro apartments to large public buildings. Her work is regularly published in magazines, books and online.
Katherine's area of interest is in small spaces - how thoughtful, functional design can be sustainable and effective even given the constraints.
Georgina Wilson, the Director of Georgina Wilson Architect, brings almost 20 years’ experience in design across residential and commercial projects.
GWA has received multiple commendations for her projects including George Chaloupka Award for Interior Architecture for the Paspalis Business Centre, Darwin, and the NSW shortlist for the Focus Eye Centre, Sydney.
She has also been a AIA NSW Jury member (Commercial) as well as Jury member, and most recently Chair of the Newcastle awards 2019.
Alison is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of blue-chip corporate experience, including senior investor communication roles.
She has also established several companies of her own, including a legal contracting consultancy and provided counselling services within the not-for-profit sector.
Delivering leadership and communication programs around the world, the combination of Alison’s financial background and her communication and facilitation experience enables her to bring a disciplined, process-oriented approach with some creative flair.
She understands the importance of strong communication and financial acumen for leaders and believes operating with authenticity and empathy is critical in the future of work.