Architects share ideas at State Library

Hear from internationally renowned architects at State Library of Queensland (SLQ) with the return of the annual UQ Architecture lecture series next month.

A partnership between SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library and The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture, this free, weekly talk series brings together forward-thinking architects from across Queensland, Australia and the globe to critically explore architectural ideas and issues.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the 2015 series intended to spark discussion and debate around 21st century architectural challenges, continuing State Library’s past work in this space.

“Our goal is to encourage our audience to expand their understanding of the role of architecture in society and how it affects the well-being of our communities,” Ms Wright said.

“The design of the built environment has significant implications for everyday life.”

“As we move to a more globally connected world and encounter complex new questions, the architectural profession is being challenged to adapt and to embrace the responsibility of designing a better world,” she said.

The Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) is dedicated to promoting the role of architecture and design to the broader society and, alongside UQ, to bringing research into the design studio to generate new knowledge.

Series curator, John de Manincor, Senior Lecturer at UQ said, “The series is about sharing ideas with anyone interested in the design of the spaces they inhabit. Working with APDL is a fabulous opportunity for UQ Architecture to engage with the wider community, as well as the profession.”

Andrew Burges from New South Wales-based firm Andrew Burges Architects (ABA) will launch the series on the evening of Tuesday 10 March at 6.30pm, with networking and refreshments from 6pm.

The series runs for eight consecutive weeks through March and April (excluding Easter, Tuesday 7 April), with architects from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Visit for the full list of sessions and speakers, alongside a range of content including video recordings, which will be made available after each event.

Architecture professionals attending the events will be eligible for two formal continuing professional development points (CPD) with the Australian Institute of Architects.

DateTuesdays, 10 Mar – 5 May (excl. 7 Apr), 6pm for 6.30pm start
VenuePart 1 – The Edge Auditorium
Part 2 – Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
EntryFree, bookings

Media enquiries:
Shahedah Sabdia, SLQ Communications
07 3842 9084 |

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