Rebecca Caldwell, Emily Juckes and Melody Chen

UQ Architecture lecture series 2017

Hear from Brisbane-based architects Melody Chen, Atelier Chen Hung and Maytree Studios' Rebecca Caldwell and Emily Juckes as they discuss new practices and models of practice at the fifth session of the 2017 UQ Architecture lecture series.

Founder of Maytree Studios Rebecca Caldwell is passionate about creating a practice that offers affordable, sustainable and accessible design services to suit all budgets. She enjoys creating a space where people are valued, listened to and excited about the process of design. Emily Juckes joined the practice in 2015. With a background in practice and academia, she loves understanding project constraints and finding balanced design solutions. The approach of Maytree Studios is 'humans first and architects second'.  This mindset infiltrates every aspect of the practice, driving the team to design with greater intent and it underpins their mission to make architecture more accessible. Maytree Studios' design methodology combines an intelligent use of materials and construction techniques with strong project management systems.

In 2008 Melody Chen and James Hung founded A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung), a practice driven by a multidisciplinary approach, where collaboration is encouraged throughout the design and construction process. A focus on exploring ideas, paired with a pragmatic perspective, has enabled the creation of spaces that are highly refined, memorable and functional. Prior to A-CH, Melody gained experience in education and high-rise commercial projects working with several Brisbane firms. She is also an advocate for contemporary art, and a founding committee member of Future Collective QAGOMA.

The annual UQ Architecture lecture series brings together forward-thinking architects and provocateurs who are each engaged in the generation of new knowledge, ideas and strategies within the field of architecture. Come along to free weekly lectures (21 Mar – 23 May) to widen your knowledge base, be inspired and gain valuable insight into the design processes and solutions of the contemporary architect.

If you can't make it on the night, check out the live stream. Architectural professionals who attend or watch the series will be eligible for two formal continuing professional development (CPD) points (more info).

Presented by SLQ's Asia Pacific Design Library in partnership with the UQ School of Architecture.

When:
Tue 2 May 2017, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue:
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Cost:
Free
Bookings:

Bookings open 12 Apr

More information:
Asia Pacific Design Library
Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm (07) 3842 9477
asiapacificdesignlibrary@slq.qld.gov.au  

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