JESSICA SPRESSER | SPRESSER | NSW
Jessica Spresser is an emerging Australian architect. Her studio SPRESSER engages with built and speculative architectural work, object design and fine art. She has practiced internationally in London, Tokyo and Venice. Jessica holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Queensland, where she was awarded the Karl & Gertrude Langer Memorial Prize for Design in 2011.
KATE FITZGERALD | WHISPERING SMITH | WA
Kate FitzGerald is the Director of Wyalup/Fremantle architectural practice, Whispering Smith and sustainable developer, New Resident, and is a proud and passionate advocate for gender equality. Kate is a prolific speaker/writer and is the Vice President of the WA Committee of the ACA (Association of Consulting Architects) and co-founder of the BoSP (Business of Small Practice) with the ACA - a series designed to build a community of small practices around starting, growing and developing better, more equitable and profitable businesses. Kate is also a co-presenter of the much loved ‘Indetail’ podcast with architect friends Warwick Mihaly and Mick Maloney.
SCOTT FLETT | FLETT ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP | TAS/NSW
Scott Flett is the founding director of Scott Flett Architecture Workshop. Scott is a registered architect, licensed builder, inventor and construction entrepreneur.
At the completion of his Masters of Architecture at UNSW Scott received the Design Ross Bonthorne Lend Lease Award, the UNSW Construction and Practices Prize, a Confucius Institute Scholarship, a CGS Scholarship and a 3rd Prize at the 2009 International Chinese Language Competition “China Bridge”. Scott studied abroad in China before returning to Australia to embark on a career in the construction industry. In 2016 Scott founded Scott Flett Architecture workshop, which has a growing portfolio of residential buildings and construction innovations
PHILLIP NIELSEN | REGIONAL DESIGN SERVICE | NSW
Phillip is co-Director of Regional Design Service, a multidisciplinary creative practice located on Bpangerang Country in Corowa, NSW. The studio was founded with a focus on delivering meaningful and sustainable design outcomes for rural and regional communities, and with a firm belief that good design makes for good citizens. Since its establishment the studio has helped deliver a range of community led and co-designed projects that have attracted increased Federal, State and Local funding.
OWEN KELLY & BOBBIE BAYLEY | THE GRAND SECTION | NSW
In 2017, Bobbie Bayley and Owen Kelly - graduates from the University of Newcastle - took 10 months to cycle 7000kms, through the heart of Australia. A journey to better understand a built and unbuilt country that we, as a nation, are largely ignorant of. How do we design for a country that we don’t really know? This is the question they keep coming back to. Perhaps knowing a place and its inhabitants should be the fundamental stepping-stone for architecture, to then understand the origin of building…to paraphrase the legend Richard Leplastrier “If we don’t understand the origins of something how can we do original work?”