UnCommon Practice Symposium

UnCommon Practice Symposium


Saturday 26 November,

Dorney House, Fort Nelson
24 Gardenia Grove, Sandy Bay
Tasmania 7005


Update | more tickets released and open to all 

EmAGN Tasmania are thrilled to present the one-day symposium event, UnCommon Practice.

The focus of this event is on practitioners who have carved out a new and interesting way of practising in their early careers. We have asked our speakers to talk to how and where their careers started out, and how this influenced their trajectory in practice. What have they learnt? What have been the challenges? What’s next? This symposium brings a focus to evolution of practice and process, and the projects that have emerged along the way. 

We have an outstanding line up of speakers from across the country travelling to Hobart to take part. Our speakers have all stepped outside a typical practice career path, into areas of product development, building, working with regional and remote communities, housing development and winning high profile design competitions.

The day at the Dorney House will be fully catered, with closing drinks at Rosie In My Midnight Dreams at Brooke Street Pier. 

Formal CPD is available. Pricing is determined by the AIA’s minimum CPD pricing guidelines. 

Please reach out to the EmAGN Committee with any questions.

Secure your place for this symposium by following the 'Register Now' link.

Select from the following when registering:

Institute member (for 4 formal CPD points): $199
Institute member (informal CPD only): $65
Non-members (informal CPD only): $130
Student: $65





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 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 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 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.


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?”


Secure your place for this symposium by following the 'Register Now' link.

Select from the following when registering:

Institute member (for 4 formal CPD points): $199
Institute member (informal CPD only): $65
Non-members (informal CPD only): $130

This will be a catered event, so please advise of any dietary requirements when you reserve your place.


EmAGN Tasmania are proudly supported by NATSPCE, Access Solutions and Brickworks.


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