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AILA Fellows’ Festival Lunch
The Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life brought together thinkers and practitioners in Melbourne to interrogate challenges of climate, culture, design and environment for landscape architects.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) invited Street Furniture Australia to host an inaugural AILA Fellows’ Lunch. An opportunity to reconnect and welcome new Fellows, the event included the rising stars of landscape architecture, state representatives of AILA Fresh. Held at Federation Square’s ZINC overlooking the Yarra River, an informal Q&A was held through the clatter of enthusiastic diners.
Incoming AILA National Councillor Malcolm Snow FAILA introduced June Boxsell of Street Furniture Australia and co-host Outdoor Design Source’s Emil Montibeler to kick off proceedings. Darrel Conybeare and Bill Morrison, founders and directors of Conybeare Morrison International and Street Furniture Australia, and Darren Mansfield, practice director of Context, joined the dais.
A common DNA through design
Q&As began with the germination of the allied businesses. They share a “common DNA through design,” says Darren, and a “free trade agreement,” adds Darrel, that fosters three-way creative cross fertilisation. Context landscape architects guide the design needs; Street Furniture Australia hones the solutions; while Conybeare Morrison International brings design ideas to life.
The benefits of this relationship are illustrated by Bill, who describes an early bench prototype that was “knocked up overnight” after a frustrated team member decided he could do better than the design and manufacturing of street furniture at the time. That bench was an early prototype for SFA’s flagship Classic Plaza, and the beginning of a seamless design, conceive and build relationship the three companies enjoy today.
From top, left to right:
1. Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard (AILA) and Amalie Wright (Landscapology)
2. Shahana McKenzie (AILA) and Ashley Sheldrick (GBLA)
3. Roger Jasprizza (OCULUS) and Sacha Coles (ASPECT)
4. Tilly Caddy (Emerge) and Nathan Collins (Mesh Design)
5. Shahana McKenzie (AILA) and Jerry de Gryse (Inspiring Place)
6. Philip Coxall and Adrian McGregor (McGregor Coxall)
7. Tony Blackwell (UWA)
8. Jacky Bowring (Lincoln University, NZ) and Katrina Simon (UNSW)
9. Lorrae Wild (VicRoads) and Ron Jones (Jones & Whitehead)
A leading voice in placemaking, Kylie Legge is an architecture graduate, planner, place maker, author, facilitator, curator and entrepreneur. She is founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney, Australia and Place Score – the world’s first place experience measurement company. How did you get started and find your unique career pathway? My career has tended to veer off the beaten track. I’ve never been too worried about what other people think and am risk-hungry. I’m also interested in disruption – looking for better ways of doing things. At 23 as an architecture grad I talked my way into an internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I lived a double life, working in a dive bar by night and at the most …
Bill Morrison and Darrel Conybeare, co-founders and directors of Street Furniture Australia, are celebrating 40 years of design practice with their architecture and urban design studio, CM+. The two young architects, shaped by formative experiences in the US and UK working with major players such as Eames, William Holford & Partners and the Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership – started their own venture in 1980 to shape cities through the still-fledgling practice of urban design. Their work includes the redesign of Macquarie Street and Circular Quay in Sydney for the 1988 Bicentennial, designing prominent Canberra spaces such as City Walk, universities in China and Kuching Waterfront in Malaysia. Bill and Darrel’s philosophy considers how a design might discover a the urban pulse and heritage of a city, reveal its urban character, and recognise …
Missed out on the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Square and the Park in Melbourne this month? Or ready to reminisce? Who won the Herschel suitcases? This is your festival recap. More than 400 landscape architects and public space professionals attended the Square and the Park Conference and surrounding events, curated by Creative Directors Cassandra Chilton (Rush Wright Associates), Jillian Walliss (University of Melbourne) and Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios). Advocacy Hundreds of landscape architects participated in an AILA Biodiver-City Demo and Die-In Activation, protesting the loss of biodiversity worldwide and advocating for change. June Lee Boxsell, Head of Innovation and Marketing at Street Furniture Australia, spoke about our support of AILA’s Climate Emergency Declaration, our current environmental efforts and ambitious plans for the future. The Square and the …
Street Furniture Australia, as a corporate partner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), supports the declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency. The company plans to set ambitious new targets, alongside ongoing environmental efforts. “Street Furniture Australia is wholeheartedly behind this visionary step from AILA, in taking a leadership role to accelerate action against climate change in our industry,” says Co-Founder and Director Bill Morrison. “We are putting together a list of strong targets, informed by sustainability experts, to ensure immediate and effective action. “We hope to collaborate with AILA, AILA members, our customers and suppliers, and other AILA corporate partners, to see where joint efforts can make large impacts.” Street Furniture Australia will continue to: Maintain an Integrated Management System including the ISO certification in Environmental …
Between lightbulb moments and deep thinking sessions, some 500 delegates of AILA’s 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture recharged at Street Furniture Australia’s pop-up This Public Life Park. The four-day conference program included the likes of David van de Leer, Natalie Jeremijenko and Jenny B Osuldsen talking all things landscape architecture in Melbourne on October 15 to 18. Visitors kicked off their shoes to enjoy the freshly rolled-out park lawn in Federation Square with SFA sun lounges, cafe tables and Forum seats in the shade of leafy trees planted in brightly coloured rim bins. To celebrate the launch of SFA’s Forum seats, a cross between a backyard and street furniture bench, delegates posted selfies with their favourite Forum to Facebook for a chance to take it home. And the winners are: Special mentions go …