Melbourne Open House Speaker Series

The Melbourne Open House Speaker Series returns for 2011. This year there will be two free evenings of informative and stimulating discussion about Melbourne’s built environment.

Evening One – Good Design Case Studies

Date: 6.30pm, July 5, 2011
Venue: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street

Presented By: Melbourne Open House + DPCD

This is an opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their work. Speakers will present their work and capture your imagination. Come, learn and be inspired.

6:30pm Tim Leslie
Melbourne Open House
6:35pm Moderator
6:45pm Kerstin Thompson
Kerstin Thompson Architects
Webb Street Townhouses, Fitzroy
6:55pm Clare McAllister and Karen Alcock
MA Architects (formerly of Neometro)
Wynnstay Road Apartments, Prahran
7:00pm George Metaxas
Metaxas Architects
Former Tram Engine House, Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
7:15pm Karl Fender
Fender Katsalidis Architects
Edgewater Apartments, Geelong
7:25pm Eli Giannini
McGauran Giannini Soon Architects
Woodstock Street Community Housing, Balaclava
7:35pm Luke Middleton
EME Design
Wrights Terrace House, Prahran
7:45pm Robert Stent
Hayball Architects
Barry Street Apartments, Carlton

Evening Two – Design City! Built Melbourne

Date: 6.30pm, July 26, 2011
Venue: BMW Edge, Fed Square

Presented By: Melbourne Open House + The Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV)

Held during the State of Design Festival, Melbourne’s top architects and designers will gather to discuss their work on prominent Melbourne buildings, and will nominate which Melbourne building is their favourite and why.

6:30pm Tim Leslie
Melbourne Open House
6:35pm Victoria Thornton
Open Houses Worldwide

6:45pm Philip Goad
Melbourne University
7:00pm John Wardle
John Wardle Architects
Melbourne Grammar
7:15pm Roger Nelson
NH Architecture
Myer Redevelopment
7:30pm Callum Fraser
Elenberg Fraser
Luna Apartments, Huski
7:45pm Perry Lethlean
Taylor Cullity Lethlean
The Australian Garden
8:00pm Rob Backhouse
ANZ Headquarters
8:15pm Jeffrey Turnbull
University of Melbourne
Newman College
8:30pm Andrew Simpson
Andrew Simpson Architects
2a Threadneedle Street

See the Melbourne Open House website for further details of these and other related events

There is limited seating at both venues and we filled all seats last year – so be sure to come early to these free events.