The Architecture Symposium

Image: MU:M Office by Korean practice Wise Architecture. Photography: Kyung Roh.

Image: MU:M Office by Korean practice Wise Architecture. Photography: Kyung Roh.

The speaker line-up for The Architecture Symposium at the 2018 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum has been announced.

State Library of Queensland, as venue partner, will play host to 12 of the Asia Pacific’s most lauded, experimental and socially conscious practitioners will come together for this one-day symposium that explores the innovative thinking and transformative projects that are creating new world cities for the emerging Asian century.

The speakers reflect the diversity of the countries, cities and people of the Asia Pacific and the breadth of its architecture. They will address the way communities from across the region are responding to the demands of the future and the pivotal role that architecture plays.


Maki Onishi and Yuki Hyakuda, Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects (Japan)

Diane Jones, PTW (Australia)

Young Jang and Sook Hee Chun, Wise Architecture (Korea)

Alex Mok and Briar Hickling, Linehouse Design (China)

Richard Naish, RTA Studio (New Zealand)

Chatpong Chuenrudeemol, Chat Architects (Thailand)

Kelly Shannon, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Koos de Keijzer, DKO Architecture (Australia)

Li Hu, OPEN Architecture (China)

Young Jang and Sook Hee Chun, Wise Architecture

When: Friday 16 March 2018

Time: 8:45am – 5:00pm

Where: Auditorium 1 and Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place South Bank, Brisbane

Cost: Early Bird (until 19 January) $450 or Standard (until sold out) $495.  Includes morning tea, lunch and closing drinks.

Capacity is limited so please secure tickets now to avoid disappointment. Click here to buy tickets.

Program updates available here.


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