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2020 Speaker Series

This annual talk marks the beginning of Open House Melbourne’s ‘month of architecture’. It is a rare opportunity to hear directly from experts on the design process behind built outcomes. Tune in to this online event to learn more about this diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that make up the built fabric of Melbourne.

The projects discussed range from new approaches to grandstands, to sustainable heritage, from innovative public squares to the standalone house. The event will kick off with an introduction from Tim Leslie – Board member, Open House Melbourne. Broadcast across the world wide web with thanks to live streaming experts Unknown Vision.

Back for its 12th year, join us for the Speaker Series — presented by the ARBV.

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Melissa Bright

– Director, Studio Bright
Presenting: Ruckers Hill House, Northcote

Mel Bright is the owner and founding director of Studio Bright (previously known as MAKE Architecture), a Melbourne based practice that has already gathered a collection of diverse and highly acclaimed built work. Studio Bright is best known for its houses, but the practice is currently working on a number of city making projects across a variety of scales and types including civic, educational and multi-residential projects.

Adrian Stanic

– Director, Lyons (in association with Aspect Studios)
Presenting: Prahran Square, Prahran

Adrian is a Director of Lyons with over 25 years of industry experience. As a lead designer in the practice Adrian has specialised in designing and managing large scale, complex, public, institutional and commercial projects. Adrian brings a lateral ‘ideas rich’ approach to the design of the firm’s architectural commissions and leads project delivery with creative and analytical thinking through all aspects of urban design, functional & operational planning, and interior design including multidisciplinary collaboration.

Ruth Wilson

– Principal, Studio Leader, Architectus (in association with Schmidt Hammer Lassen)
Preseneting: State Library Victoria redevelopment, Melbourne

As an architect with 30 years of experience in Australia and Europe, Ruth’s role at Architectus spans being Studio Leader in Melbourne, a member of the Board of Architectus and an active leader of projects in higher education and the public domain. She specialises in projects involving large and complex stakeholder groups and is often sought after to set the strategy for engagement and lead the consultation process.

Jeffery Copolov

– Director, Bates Smart
Presenting: The Club Stand, Victoria Racing Club, Flemington

Jeff has a classically modern, timeless approach to design and a reputation for producing highly refined and carefully targeted design solutions. He is known for his relentless attention to detail. Jeff oversees the entire design process to craft buildings from the inside out. His broad experience covers a wide range of building types, all of which promote a rich diversity of cross-discipline thoughts.

Anne-Marie Treweeke

– Practice Principal, Lovell Chen
Presenting: Old Quad redevelopment, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Anne-Marie Treweeke is Lovell Chen’s practice principal, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in architecture and master planning to the strategic role of high-level practice management and development. She is central to the decision-making processes of the practice, and instrumental in supporting Lovell Chen’s collaborative way of working. She ensures the effective delivery of our architecture, conservation and heritage services.

The Open House Melbourne Speaker Series, Design City: Built Melbourne! is presented by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV).

Photos L–R: Ruckers Hill House – Rory Gardiner, Prahran Square – John Gollings, State Library – Trevor Mein, The Club Stand – Peter Clarke, Old Quad – courtesy Lovell Chen.

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