Designing Affordability Symposium

8 October 2016

Please join us at the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning for a symposium related to the upcoming Tins Sheds Gallery exhibition, Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now. Recently shown at the AIA in New York City, the exhibition presents case studies from Australia and around the world that address ways of reducing costs without compromising design quality.

The symposium will host presentations by Marc Norman, the curator of the exhibition from NYC, and Australian practicing architects, researchers and residents, followed by a series of moderated discussions. Together, speakers will examine building innovations, living situations and progressive partnerships that can bring down the cost of housing and incorporate affordability. The symposium will address how architects, planners, engineers, policy makers, tenants and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing and increase opportunities by rethinking how we build, maintain and occupy structures.

RSVP: This is a FREE event, however please RSVP as spaces are limited


Breakfast Reception and Exhibition Viewing

Welcome and Introductions
University of Sydney - Robyn Dowling

Designing Affordability: An Exhibition
Marc Norman, Curator

The State of Market / Where we are now
Peter Phibbs - University of Sydney Dr Judith Stubbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow with City Futures/AHURI at the University of NSW

Designing for Living
Alison Kemp, Strategy & Engagement Manager from BHC (Caggara House) Penny Fuller -Partner, Silvester Fuller

Moderator: Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney

Lunch served and brief recess tour of exhibition

Partnerships for Design
Tarsha Finney - UTS
Jeremy McLeod, Breathe Architecture

Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Moderator: Penny Fuller, Silvester Fuller

Closing Keynote and remarks

Closing Remarks - Heather Nesbitt, Social Commissioner Greater Sydney Commission

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250 (ALT 1), Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City rd