When: Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Bates Smart Studio, 43 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills
Cost: Member $20 | Non-Member: $40 | SONA: $10
Philip Vivian, Director | Kellie Payne, Director | Matt Davis, Studio Director
Bates Smart is a citymaking design practice, combining architecture, interior and urban design. We have been transforming Australian cities for 170 years, improving our environment, our opportunities and our quality of life.
Our design approach is highly rigorous and collaborative, and is brought to life by more than 300 staff working across our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane studios. Our integrated expertise allows us to lead complex projects across a diverse portfolio of sectors and industries, positively impacting the ways in which people live, learn, work and heal.
EM BE CE
Mladen Prnjatovic, Director | Ben Green, Director | Chi Melhem, Director
EM BE CE is an architectural practice established in Sydney in July 2021. The practice’s name is derived from a phonetic rendering of the first letter in the names of the three founding directors: Mladen, Ben, Chi - EM BE CE. The name embodies the studio’s approach to a collective and collaborative working ethos.
Prior to setting up EM BE CE, Mladen, Ben and Chi spent twenty years at Tzannes. In their time as directors of Tzannes, they helped transform the practice’s identity, introduce new sectors of work, new ways of working and new ways of making architecture. Their collective experience spanned the full range of project scales and types.
At EM BE CE, Mladen, Ben and Chi lead a team of 14 architects, working on over 40 projects across the spectrum of the built environment, from the chair to the city. Their current commissions include mixed use, multi-residential and commercial projects, urban renewal, heritage adaptation, precinct planning and bespoke homes. Mladen, Ben and Chi are also passionate advocates for the profession, serving on various industry and professional panels and associations, and advising government on the design review panels. They all held teaching roles at the UNSW and UWS.