WA EmAGN Generation Exchange Event

WA EmAGN Generation Exchange Event

WA EmAGN Generation Exchange Event

Thursday 18 August | 5.30pm-8.00pm

Brickworks Perth Design Studio, Ground Floor, 67 King St, Perth WA 6000


The main aim of Generation Exchange is to connect young architects (attendees) with established and experienced architects (guest panellists). Generation Exchange is intended as an informal event that breaks down the barriers between two generations of architects.

There are many difficulties that young practitioners of architecture have wrestled with since time immemorial. We would like attendees to leave the Generation Exchange event with a realisation that issues they are facing are not dissimilar to what the panelists have experienced.

Mistakes are inevitable, but we need to be able to learn from them. It would be good for attendees to learn about positive ways to handle failures both large and small.

It’s clear for young architects to see that wisdom in architecture only comes from years of practice. With guidance from MC Janine Marsh, guest speakers Debra Brown, Barry Baltinas, Dominic Snellgrove and Richard Szklarz will show that, despite the difficulties inherent in the profession, it’s been worth it to ‘stay in the game’.


Janine Marsh

Janine graduated with honours in Architecture from The University of Western Australia.  She gained a Certificate in Real Estate Management to assist clients with a wide commercial understanding of architecture and development, and completed an Executive MBA to provide more strategic development within the company.

Janine is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, Treasurer of the Association of Consulting Architects, former Board Member, Architects Board of Western Australia, former alternative Board Member, Builders Registration Board of Western Australia, and Past Councillor, Heritage Council of Australia. Janine also gained recognition with her selection as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Institute of Management Award for the top woman in Management.


Debra Brown

Debra has become renowned over the last 30 years for creating innovative, high quality architectural solutions for a range of residential and community-based projects. She is a multi-award winning architect with a reputation for working cooperatively with clients to provide creative, responsive, functional and appropriate architectural solutions.

Debra has received a number of industry design awards including several Royal Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Awards and Commendations. She is committed to being involved in the architectural profession, architectural education and community organisations. During the 1990’s Debra was a founding and committee member of the Women in Architecture Group and the Women and Planning Network in WA. She has been an examiner and past member of the Architects’ Board of WA, a past WA Chapter Councillor and Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and currently Chairs both the Iona Presentation College Advisory Board and their Property and Planning Committee.


Barry Baltinas

Barry Baltinas is an award-winning Architect and Developer with an extensive portfolio of projects under his belt exceeding 350Million in value. These projects are wide ranging and encompass commercial, residential as well as hospitality design and development. His company vision and passion is to create innovative and highly crafted projects which are committed to a sustainable future uncompromising on style and modern elegance. This passion and dedication has been recognized by awards such as:

The 2002 Future Directions Young Achiever by the Property Council of Australia (WA) for his role in the changing face of Perth’s inner and near city living. Chair of the judging Panel, Federal MP, Julie Bishop, said that Mr Baltinas’ vision for property development was entrepreneurial, futuristic, and highly creative. Other awards include The Town of Vincent – Building, Design & Conservation Award for the design of a new residential building, as well as being a finalist in the Landcorp Real Challenge Sustainable Housing Design Competition 2009.

The Court Hotel Refurbishment was also the Winner of the 2007 and 2008 Australian Hotels Association Community Service Award. Barry continues to follow his passion and dedication with the Baltinas Team playing an important role in the ever-changing face of Perth.


Dominic Snellgrove

Graduating from the Architectural Association in London in 1991, Dominic commenced his working career in the Berlin studio of Professor O M Ungers. In 2004 he returned to London and spent 3 years working for Peter Foggo Associates before moving to Sydney in 1997 and joining Lendlease Design. He was the concept and design architect for ‘30 The Bond’, the former Lendlease Head Office in Sydney and the first 5 Star ABGR and 5 Star Green Star office building in Australia.

Dominic joined Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 2004 and became Managing Director in 2014. Since joining CCN the practice has been the recipient of several design awards including the Royal Australian Institute of Architect (RAIA)'s George Temple Poole Award and the Sir Zelman Cowen National Award for the Perth Arena, RAIA's Harold Krantz State Award for Residential Architecture for the Pocket at Claremont, and the Heritage Council Gerry Gauntlett State Award for Heritage and Adaptive Re-use for Heirloom in Fremantle.

Dominic has taught Design Studio at UNSW and UWA and has been a guest lecturer at UTS and Curtin University. Since 2010 he has Chaired several Design Review Panels and was appointed to the WA State Design Review Panel in 2018.


Richard Szklarz

Richard is the Principal of Richard Szklarz Architects & Builders.

Established in 1980, Richard Szklarz Architects has built its reputation by focusing on attention to detail and the pursuit of excellence in design and construction. High levels of creative design and management skills have earned the respect and recognition of industry peers, as evidenced from the  awards received from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) and the Construction Industry.





This is a free event, however registration is essential



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