Book launch: CM+ celebrates 40 years of …urban thinking

Darrel Conybeare, Oi Choong and Bill Morrison.

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 what is good about a place. Their work is concerned with city form, movement, memory and the spaces between buildings.

More than 80 Australian and international projects are explored and illustrated in a new book produced to celebrate the work of 40 years, published by Piper Press, available at selected book shops.

The book was launched in Sydney in April with a gathering of clients, colleagues and friends, addressed by guest speaker Professor Philip Thalis, Director of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.

Purchase your copy of the book. RRP $49.95.

‘… urban thinking’ by Darrel Conybeare, Bill Morrison, Richard Nugent and Oi Choong.
Professor Philip Thalis, Director of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.
Richard Nugent, Design Director with CM+.
Clients, colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate.
CM+ and Street Furniture Australia colleagues and alumni.

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