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Wednesday 22 September 2021
2 Formal CPD Points
Session 1: Professional Skills: Brief Writing
-How to think about the brief provided to you at the outset
-How to structure a good return brief
-Ways of articulating your clients requirements more thoroughly
-How to avoid some pitfalls
-Ways to use the brief throughout design and delivery stages
Session 2: Design: Access as standard practice
-Awareness of the principles behind accessible design
-The key components and the structure of the regulatory framework for accessibility of the built environment in Australia.
-Developing an understanding of important design concepts for accessibility
-Clarification of commonly misunderstood aspects of accessible design
-Identifying opportunities for enhanced accessible design solutions and where to find further information.
This presentation is equivalent to 2 total hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:
Professional Skills: Brief Writing
1.7 Preparation of project brief for approval by client and relevant stakeholders.
Design: Access as standard practice
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.
At the end of this session participants should be able to:
Understand how to think about the brief provided to you at the outset
Know what is required to structure a good return brief
Understand the ways of articulating your clients requirements more thoroughly
Be aware of how to avoid some pitfalls
List the ways to use the brief throughout design and delivery stages
Demonstrate an awareness of the principles behind accessible design
Explain the key components and the structure of the regulatory framework for accessibility of the built environment in Australia.
Develop an understanding of important design concepts for accessibility
Clarify commonly misunderstood aspects of accessible design
Identify opportunities for enhanced accessible design solutions and where to find further information.
Meaghan is a Partner of John Wardle Architects and has a particular interest and skill in leading our work on institutional and public buildings. Meaghan is highly adept at establishing a brief, interpreting a client’s aspirations, and then establishing an innovative design response. A talented communicator, Meaghan is an insightful and experienced voice on complex projects and acts as a curator for the duration of the project. She remains involved and accessible, keen to act in the interests of all parties and in such a way that the design intent is realized in built form.
Meaghan has a deep affinity for the places and spaces that are central to how we experience public life: a civic square, an auditorium, or a place of learning. Meaghan explores the social and cultural context of these spaces through her work in the education and public sectors. She has well-honed expertise in navigating a complex strategic environment and begins by positioning a project in a contemporary framework. Together with her team, she is able to frame a design problem, resolve complex physical circumstances, and devise creative solutions to harness the potential of a site.
Belinda Seale is the Principal Architect and Access Consultant at Haptic Space, a practice she founded two years ago to work with individuals, community, corporate and government organisations to design and deliver enabling and therapeutic environments. With over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of enabling architecture, Belinda has an in-depth understanding of accessible, adaptable, supportive and therapeutic aspects within both the built and external environments. Prior to starting her own practice located in inner Melbourne, Belinda worked for many years as an Associate with Allen Kong Architect. She has collaborated on innovative, complex and award-winning specialist residential, care and community facilities for people with a wide range of abilities, ages, health and socio-economic circumstance.
She is passionate about close collaboration with clients and user groups in order to understand their abilities, needs and aspirations, seeking to develop creative, ethical and sustainable solutions within an evidence-based framework. Belinda is an experienced Access Consultant and an accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. She works in an advisory role with fellow built environment professionals, property owners and managers to develop accessible and enabling solutions for built and external environments. She has co-authored universal and accessible design guidelines for a range of community and government organisations. As the Chair of the Institute’s Victorian Access Committee and serving on the National Access Work Group, Belinda advocates for architecture which supports people to live full, meaningful and joyful lives.
Angela Roennfeldt is a Registered Architect and member of the AIA, the AIA National Access Working Group, the AIA Victorian access committee and the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Angela also represents the AIA on and is the current chair of the Australian Standards 1428 Design for access and mobility suite of standards. She has also represented Standards Australia as head of the Australian delegation on the International Standards Organisation committee for development of International Standard ISO 21542 - Building construction - Accessibility and usability of the built environment.
While her work has also involved working in the heritage and the health sector, the major part of Angela's career has been primarily focused on providing accessibility for people with disabilities of all ages within the built environment. The first part of Angela's working life was spent working for Allom Lovell Sanderson (later Allom Lovell and Associates), Kerr Lewit Clark and Kidd and Billard Leece. For the last fifteen years, Angela has applied her architectural knowledge to working on internal projects for not for profit Villamaria/Villa Maria Catholic Homes. At VMCH, Angela has been involved in the development and maintenance of day service accommodation, Nursing Homes, Retirement Living developments and housing accommodation for older people, people with disabilities and retirees. Angela was awarded a Churchill fellowship in 1998 to investigate the provision of small scale residential accommodation for older people with disabilities and affordable housing in various countries overseas. She was also awarded the National Disability Award in accessible Housing in 2010. Angela Roennfeldt is a Registered Architect with 33 year's experience in the provision of accessible environments.
Angela worked for half of her working life in private architectural practices. More recently she has worked for Not for profit organisation VMCH, which provides day options and residential accommodation for older people, people who have retired and people with disabilities. Angela is the current chair of the Australian Standards 1428 Design for access and mobility suite of standards. She has also recently contributed to the update of the International Standard on Accessibility. Angela believes that good design can lead to seamless integration of access for people with a variety of disabilities into all buildings and that the key to good design is designing to meet people's abilities so that they can more easily navigate the built environment.
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