As a national partner Street Furniture Australia is proudly supporting the AILA 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture UN/EARTH on Kaurna Meyunna Yerta (Kaurna People’s Country) and surrounding regions on 19-22 October 2023. Here are seven of our upcoming festival highlights: 1. UN/EARTH program now available The festival program brings together streams of thought that engage with the elements and life below and within the earth’s surface, with four themes: DEEP EARTH / RAW EARTH / FERTILE EARTH / SUBTERRANEAN EARTH. Theoretical conversations and talks, presented by international speakers during the conference at the Adelaide National Wine Centre, are enriched by walks and expeditions on Country. Date: Thursday 19 October – Sunday 22 October 2023.Location: Tours and fringe events – various. Conference – National Wine Centre.Cost: Purchase your ticket on the …
Which design firm can see Longhorn Cattle from their office window?
Photo: KW Landscape Architects in San Antonio, Texas USA.
2 countries. 9 cities. 300 landscape architects.
Street Furniture Australia’s Tiffany Hoy visited studios in Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Melbourne, in Australia, and with partner Spruce & Gander met firms in Houston, Dallas / Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin in Texas, USA, in June-July 2023.
Our thanks to the hosting firms for your warm welcome, and for sharing your creativity in our Rapid Ideation Game, which involved arranging Linea furniture for a playground in only 10 minutes. We look forward to being part of your real-world persona experiences for Imagineers, Achievers, Thinkers, Sports Stars and Social Graduands.
Some design firms stood out in notable ways:
Most Out-of-the-Box Concept
Goes to Oculus in Melbourne, for their existentialist meditation, ‘The Void.’
Most Impressive Pothos in a Meeting Space
Goes to the green-thumbed team at ASPECT Studios in Melbourne.
Best View of Longhorn Cattle from an Office Window
Goes to Stantec in Dallas, Texas USA.
Texan Longhorn Cattle.
Photo: Carol M. Highsmith.
Stantec in Dallas, Texas USA.
Would you like to book an in-person Studio Workshop for your team? Contact Tiffany email@example.com
Tiffany explains Rapid Ideation Game.
HOK in Houston, Texas USA.
SWA Group in Houston, Texas USA.
TBG Partners in Houston, Texas USA.
GFF Architects in Dallas, Texas USA.
TNP in Dallas, Texas USA.
SWA Group in Dallas, Texas USA.
BKV Group in Dallas, Texas USA.
Halff, in Dallas, Texas USA.
Rialto Studio in San Antonio, Texas USA.
Kimley-Horn in San Antonio, Texas USA.
Design Workshop in Austin, Texas USA.
Design Workshop in Austin, Texas USA.
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects in Austin.
TCL in Adelaide, South Australia.
Swanbury Penglase in Adelaide.
Outerspace in Adelaide, South Australia.
Oxigen in Adelaide, South Australia.
JPE Design Studio in Adelaide.
ASPECT Studios in Adelaide.
REALMStudios in Hobart, Tasmania.
Playstreet in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Tract in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Spiire in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Urban Initiatives in Melbourne, Victoria.
McGregor Coxall in Melbourne, Victoria.
For Brisbane workshops, see our StreetChat article.
See the winners of the Rapid Ideation Game Grand Prize for Australia and Texas.
Three landscape architects share their thoughts on the Voice History is calling as Australians head to the polls for a referendum on October 14, 2023, to vote on enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) said it encourages all members to “engage deeply with the available information, contemplate its implications, and arrive at an informed stance that aligns with your values and beliefs. “As landscape architects, we often find ourselves at the intersection of nature, culture, politics and history, aiming to craft spaces that resonate with the stories and experiences of those who inhabit them. This unique position imparts a special responsibility upon us to be both informed and sensitive to the cultural dimensions of our work.” AILA has compiled referendum …
Charlene Bordley (photo: right), the visionary founder of Parramatta Bike Hub, Parramatta Bike Tours and Addventageous, creates programs for ‘hard-to-reach’ groups including First Nations communities, women, seniors and disadvantaged youth. She met with StreetChat writer Kari Hill at the new home of the Parramatta Bike Hub on Wangal country, along the Parramatta River in Sydney Olympic Park. Charlene’s passion for making a difference in the community can be seen across the many social enterprise programs she runs. Wearing her uniform of blue, yellow and green, each colour symbolises a program: Blue for Addvantageous, Yellow for Parramatta Bike Tours and Green for the Parramatta Bike Hub. Social enterprise Addvantageous started off as a school program when Charlene gained confidence as a returning cyclist later in life. She experienced the benefits of …
Street Furniture Australia and USA partner Spruce & Gander visited design firms in nine cities across Australia and Texas in 2023, delivering interactive Studio Workshops. The winners from each firm of our Rapid Ideation Game, which involved designing a playground in 10 minutes, went into a pool to win one of two fabulous grand prizes. Sydney Experience Including flights to Sydney, Australia, 5-star hotel, factory tour and Jazz at The Mint. Winner: Regan O’Brien, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects in Austin, Texas, USA. Adelaide AILA Festival Experience Including UN/EARTH conference ticket, flights, 5-star hotel and VIP dinner. Winner: Tingweiwei Wang, ASPECT Studios in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Congratulations to Regan and Tingweiwei! Would you like to book an in-person Studio Workshop for your team? Contact Tiffany firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Furniture Australia has now gamified our presentations, which were well-received by Brisbane firms who booked Studio Workshops in June. Adam Grant, Organisational Psychologist, once said: “Play is not a frivolous activity. It’s a path to connection and creativity.” Street Furniture Australia therefore offered teams a hands-on experience to learn about new products and bond with colleagues. A fun – and fast – rapid ideation game brought new products to life in the meeting room. Designers had just 10 minutes to create a playground experience to bring enjoyment to a user persona, which were selected from our human-centred design research into the education market. Prizes for the winning team raised the stakes and brought out a fun competitive spirit. Presenter Tiffany Hoy, Content and Presentations Manager with Street Furniture Australia, …
The Street Furniture Australia factory, in Western Sydney, is both a manufacturing hub and R&D studio for our Australian-designed and made street furniture products. Recently we welcomed Tract Consultants to view the factory and meet our team. Director Julie Lee said: “It was a great opportunity for our team to look behind the scenes and understand the innovation, research and climate positive outcomes Street Furniture Australia is focusing on. Thank you for having us!” Clients are now invited to register for a fun and informative group event to see how products are designed, tested and built, and hear about latest products and projects. Your 2-hour tour (plus travel) includes: Transport to and from your office (within Sydney). Refreshments, with breakfast or afternoon tea. Factory tour. Meet our production team and …