Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Gallery of Australia present four engaging lectures by award-winning Australian architects. The series is sponsored by BCA Certifiers.


Lecture 1: James Russell Architects

Wednesday 7 September | 6pm

James Russell, a Brisbane-based firm, engages with subtropical conditions, taking the idea of a breathing building to a new level. A group of design professionals, they build using traditional pen on paper and cardboard models through early stages of design, then move to 3D modeling.
Website: James Russell Architect

Image: James Russell Architects, Naranga Avenue. Photo: Toby Scott

Lecture 2: Blainey North & Tim Browne

Wednesday 14 September | 6pm

Blainey North and Tim Browne from Blainey North & Associates, which specialises in architecture, interior architecture and design of luxury environments for five star hotels, exclusive residences and bespoke commercial and retail projects in Australia and abroad.
Website: Blainey North & Associates

Image: Blainey North, Crown Conservatory. Photo: George Apostolidis

Lecture 3: Cumulus Studio

Wednesday 21 September | 6pm

Cumulus studio is a multi-award winning architecture and design practice in Tasmania, which investigates ideas in a collaborative environment and an understanding that great ideas are developed through sharing and working with others.
Website: Cumulus Studio

Image: Cumulus (Cradle Mountain). Cumulus Studio

Lecture 4: Richard Kirk Architect

Wednesday 28 September | 6pm

Richard Kirk Architect has expertise in architecture, urban design, interiors and environmentally sustainable design. Studios in Brisbane, Shanghai, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur service projects in Australia and Asia.
Website: Richard Kirk Architect

Image: Richard Kirk, The Advanced Engineering Building (AEB). Photo: Peter Bennetts


Listen to the lectures

Dates + times

Wednesdays, 7-28 September 2016
James O Fairfax Theatre
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


Single session:
$25, $22.50 concession
$20 NGA members/ Institute members
$15 students
Bookings essential

Banner image: Cumulus (Cradle Mountain). Cumulus Studio

Presented in association with the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. Sponsored by BCA Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd.