A sustained interest in experience, tradition, and the suburban field have characterised the first ten years of Brisbane-based practice, Owen and Vokes and Peters. Paul Owen and Aaron Peters’ presentation will illustrate strategies for critical practice and city-making by reviewing a select number of completed works. Founded in 2003, Owen and Vokes and Peters have spent a decade renovating the suburbs. Whilst primarily engaged in small scale projects in the inner suburbs of Brisbane, the practice has also undertaken projects in regional Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. The practice was awarded the Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture in 2005 for the Newmarket House, and again in 2012 for the Four Room Cottage. Paul Owen graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994. He became an associate at BVN before founding Paul Owen Architect in 2001, and then a partnership with Stuart Vokes in 2003, establishing Owen and Vokes. Aaron Peters joined Owen and Vokes in 2003. He graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2005 and was awarded the Board of Architect's of Queensland Prize along with the QIA Medallion. The following year he was awarded the AIA Glen Murcutt Student Prize for his graduate design work. In 2007 he travelled abroad, spending three years working for Allies and Morrison in London and Kerry Hill Architects in Singapore before returning to Brisbane in 2011.

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