On Tuesday 15 May 2018, State Library of Queensland in partnership with the University of Queensland School of Architecture hosted the 2018 UQ Architecture lecture series with John Hardwick-Smith of Athfield Architects (Wellington, New Zealand). Read the Design Online article with transcript and further reading notes:

The event was held at State Library of Queensland Auditorium 1 with an audience of approximately 150 people.

Adam Jefford 00:13
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady 02:55
Janina Gosseye 04:33
John Hardwick-Smith 07:23
Panel discussion 1:15:09

John’s talk is entitled: Practicing Groundings: Tales of grounding architecture, and architectural groundings, through some recent (and less recent) works and practices of Athfield Architects Ltd.

John graduated from the Wellington School of Architecture in 1992, and has been a Director of Athfield Architects Ltd (AAL) and of Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture (WALA) since early 2000s. In these roles he has led or collaborated on the design of a broad range of architectural and landscape projects. John has particular interests in conceptual design, design development, and design coordination phases. His work is often collaborative and cross-disciplinary, and traverses public, private, institutional and commercial interests. He has specific interest in projects that interface between architecture, public art, landscape and infrastructure, and has extensive project experience across education, commercial, civic/arts, heritage conservation, urban infrastructure, open space, and housing.

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