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Future Architecture

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 20 October 2018

Cox Architecture, Inner City School Strategy, Courtyard. Contributor: Cox Architecture, Director, Christina Cho.



SESSION 1: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Cameron Bruhn (editorial director, Architecture Media), moderator; with Christina Cho (Director, Cox Architecture Brisbane; AIA National Emerging Architect Award winner 2018), Jeremy McLeod, Director, Breathe Architecture and Sara Wilkinson, Associate Professor, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Sydney.

Buildings made from algae, socially and financially sustainable urban villages and the architectural experiments of the Rice Cake Mafia will be explored at this lively future-focused panel discussion. The conversation will speculate on the future of the built environment, exploring the radical and the practical, the emerging voices and the innovative built and proposed works at the cutting edge of design, architecture and urbanism in Australia and internationally. The four panellists are imaginative and thoughtful leaders who are breaking boundaries and setting the agenda for the future of architecture.


Tea and coffee are served with an assortment of pastries, fruit, canapés and other gourmet bites in the SCCI garden courtyard.


SESSION 2: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Christina Cho (Director, Cox Architecture) and Netta Egoz (Project manager, Social Impact Hub), co-curators of ‘Powered by PechaKucha’. Joined by presenters: architects, Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland, co-directors, Aileen Sage; Tracey Wiles, Partner, Make Architects; Louise Wright, co-director, Baracco+Wright Architects; Qianyi Lim, Founding Partner and Architect, Sibling Architects; and architect and robotics research leader, Dr Dagmar Reinhardt, The University of Sydney.

Seven women architects, Christina Cho, Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland, Tracey Wiles, Louise Wright, Qianyi Lim and Dr Dagmar Reinhardt, take on the future of architecture and the built environment, exploring paradigm-busting themes, works and thinkers at the edge of innovation in design.


Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) gratefully acknowledges BVN for its generous support of women professionals' participation in SCCI Architecture Hub 2018, helping ensure greater than 50% representation.



Booking Information

  • Bookings are essential
  • Tickets are free
  • However, if you book and don't attend your credit card will be charged $40. (Tickets are transferrable if you can't make it).

This ticket covers the Future Architecture session and ‘Powered by PechaKucha’. This event is booked through SCCI.

To book, please call Daisy on (02) 8376 0850 between 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday, or email

Future Architecture
Saturday 20 October 2018
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope Street Paddington


Cameron Bruhn

Cameron Bruhn has been announced as the Head of School and Dean of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Cameron is also a writer, editor and publisher and the editorial director of Architecture Media. Cameron has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Queensland, where he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and has a practice-based PhD from RMIT University. Cameron is a co-editor of The Forever House, The Terrace House and The Apartment House, all published by Thames and Hudson. In 2016 he was a creative director for the National Architecture Conference “How Soon is Now? and established the annual Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane. He has written more than fifty introductions and reviews and has been a peer juror, sessional teacher, exhibition curator and guest speaker in Australia and internationally.

Christina Cho

Christina is a third generation architect. Born in Seoul and raised in Brisbane. She has been fortunate to have lived on the cross roads of two unique and wonderful societies. She is passionate about public engagement and focuses on creating opportunities to spread creative, cultural and collaborative dialogue.

Christina is a registered architect in Queensland and National Director of Cox Architecture. She was the recipient of the 2018 AIA National Emerging Architect Prize and named as one of Australian Financial Review’s 2018 Young BOSS Executives. Christina is honoured to have recently been featured alongside her Archi-heroes in the book Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture.

Christina was co-organiser of PechaKucha Night Brisbane and over the last 10 years curated over 50 events providing a platform for over 500 creatives from diverse backgrounds to learn, share, exchange ideas and collectively contribute to the creative culture of Brisbane.

Christina currently holds positions on AIA QLD’s Chapter Council, Adjunct Professor and Advisory Board member at University of Queensland School of Architecture, and the Property Industry Foundation.

Christina studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Queensland graduating as Valedictorian with first class honours. Her side projects include explorations into ways in which to trigger human conversations and interactions to bring public space to life. As a founding member of the Rice Cake Mafia design collective, Christina has collaborated with designers in Seoul, Boston and London on public art installations, one being the winning entry in a global competition for Tokyo’s Designers Week. This work enriches her interest and ability in creating interactive public spaces as well as look at city scale projects with much more considered solutions.

Jeremy McLeod

Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a team of dedicated Architects that have built a reputation for delivering high quality design and sustainable Architecture for all scale projects. Breathe Architecture has been focusing on sustainable urbanisation and in particular have been investigating how to deliver more affordable urban housing to Melbournians.

Breathe were the instigators of The Commons housing project in Brunswick and now are collaborating with other Melbourne Architects to deliver the Nightingale Model.

Nightingale is intended to be an open-source housing model led by Architects.

Jeremy believes that architects, through collaboration, can drive real positive change in this city we call home.

Sara Wilkinson

Sara Wilkinson BSc MA MPhil PhD FRICS AAPI is a Chartered Building Surveyor, FRICS and member of API with 34 years professional experience in UK and Australia. She has worked on public and private sector projects, including pre-contract design of adaptation and adaptive reuse projects in residential and commercial property.

Academically, her work aims to improve outcomes of development in built environments in respect of climate change, energy and water use, and a growing, urbanised population. Sara engages in trans-disciplinary research with science, health, business and technology as well as built environment disciplines at the cutting edge of innovation. She is working on VR and GI projects, as well as a prototype panel to test algae building technology as a future renewable energy option in Sydney.

Isabelle Aileen Toland and Amelia Sage Holliday

Aileen Sage Architects was established by Isabelle Aileen Toland and Amelia Sage Holliday in 2013 as a collaborative design and architectural practice. Aileen Sage is interested in how architecture and the design of a place can create meaningful engagement between people of varied generations, backgrounds and cultures. The company has worked for high profile clients in both the private and public sector, but always with a particular focus on improving the public domain. This has included recent projects for the City of Sydney, NSW Department of Planning, GANSW, National Parks and Wildlife, Artbank and Lendlease.

Amelia and Isabelle are recent recipients of the NSW AIA Emerging Architect Prize and the Robert Woodward Award for their small project, Treetop Studio. They were co-creative directors of the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Tracey Wiles

For as long as she can remember, Tracey Wiles has loved space, detail, and materiality. Tracey creates exceptional interior that are both highly considered and inspiring. Her international portfolio reflects more than 20 years’ experience leading award-winning projects across Europe, the UK and Asia for a diverse range of retail, residential, commercial and hospitality clients.

A qualified architect and interior designer, Tracey works at the intersection of both to refine elegant spaces infused with an enduring sense of place. She combines an exhaustive knowledge of craftsmanship and love of detailing to achieve a distinct language and timeless aesthetic for her projects – each with a common thread–reflect the unique aspirations of her clients. Tracey’s work has been widely published, and her insightful design approach ensures she is frequently called upon as a guest lecturer for local and international industry and academic speaking engagements, and to participate in awards juries.

Louise Wright

Louise Wright is a practicing architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. She has a PhD in Architecture from RMIT University. Founded in 2004 with Mauro Baracco, they seek opportunities to position architecture in a catalytic role that places the architect in the role of strategic thinker across disciplinary boundaries. Together with Mauro Baracco and Linda Tegg, Louise was appointed the Creative Directors of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale di Architettura 2018 with their theme Repair.

Qianyi Lim

Qianyi is a co-founder of Sibling Architecture; a practice that produces socially engaged outcomes from within a participatory and research-based studio environment. Sibling was established in Melbourne in 2012 and has recently opened a Sydney studio. Qianyi is currently leading a diverse range of projects in NSW. This includes the Bega Valley Regional Gallery, a pair of multigenerational houses in Sydney and play spaces for a bilingual early learning centre in the city of Parramatta. She is currently on the NSW AIA Chapter Committee for Education and Research, and has had various teaching roles at Monash University, RMIT and the University of Melbourne.

In 2017, Sibling were recipients of the inaugural Creators Fund grant by Creative Victoria, which has supported their design research into the future of our ageing population. The outcome of this is an ongoing project, New Agency: Owning Your Future, a live research platform developed for and presented at the RMIT Design Hub.

Dr Dagmar Reinhardt

Dr Dagmar Reinhardt is an architect, robotics researcher and leader of the Master of Digital Architecture Research at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney. Reinhardt’s research extends architecture and robotic design in a cross-disciplinary practice to develop audio-acoustics, structural engineering, workspace scenarios and advanced manufacturing for effective and stimulating spatial environments. Reinhardt chaired the international robots conference ROB|ARCH in 2016 († Her work with biome explores mathematical languages derived from biological precedents, shared between scripting, sound/music, fabrication, interaction and architecture (, recently exhibited as ‘Future Nature-Synthetic Biologies’ in the Netherlands. Her architecture practice reinhardtjung produces building projects, installations, curatorial work, research, publications, lectures and exhibitions in Europe and Australia, has been widely published, and received numerous awards.


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