UQ Architecture Lecture Series with Juliet Moore
We're looking forward to our next UQ Architecture lecture on Tuesday 19 April, as we will hear from Juliet Moore of Melbourne-based firm Edwards Moore.
Today, we'll learn more how Juliet ticks and about the daily rituals which help her lead a creative life.
1. Tell us a little about your background, and what originally led you to architecture?
I’m from the UK, and spent a lot of time growing up on old wooden boats. This generated a fascination with efficient spaces and alternative living possibilities. As with most people I had very little idea what being an architect meant when I started my degree… and to be honest it’s a topic that still generates a variety of responses.
2. Can you give us a little insight into what a normal work day looks like for you?
Normal is something I try to avoid… the variety of each day helps makes the job so rewarding.
3. What are some daily office rituals or habits you employ to enhance your productivity and creativity?
I swim every morning in an outdoor pool, the exposure to the variety of elements and being underwater are a great way to wake up and energise the mind. I don’t work overtime, I have lunch religiously (usually with a glass of wine) I take my dog (or dogs) to work and we listen to music all day in the studio.
4. What principles inform your work?
Honesty and the notion that each project should generate its own unique set of principles.
5. Where do you go for design inspiration?
Life is my greatest inspiration. Doing things outside the umbrella of architecture are the things I find most inspirational. I scuba dive regularly, this is one of my greatest sources of inspiration for work and life in general.
6. What has been a career highlight for you so far?
Having a career…
7. Which Australian or international architecture people, practices, designers or similar do you admire?
I admire my business partner… he puts up with me every day.
8. What are your top five favourite design books?
5 by Edwards Moore
It's not who you are, it's who you want to be by Paul Arden
Oh the places you can go by Dr Seuss
9. What can attendees to your lecture expect to hear and see?
They can expect to see me, talking openly about the experience of running a practice in the current architectural landscape, and whatever else comes to mind on the night.
When: Tuesday 19 April – 6pm for 6.30pm start
Where: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
2016 UQ Architecture Series is presented by the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Asia Pacific Design Library.