ACAHUCH + AIA 2022 Awards for ‘Heritage’ Discussion Panel

Online / 7 September 2022

A discussion between the AIA Jurors, ACAHUCH, and winners and nominees for the 2022 AIA Victorian Chapter Heritage Awards in Architecture

Date and time

Wed., 7 September 2022
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm AEST


Online event

About this event

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Join Professor Philip Goad (Co-Director of The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage and Melbourne School of Design Chair of Architecture), Peter Williams, Jury Chair for the 2022 AIA Heritage Architecture panel, Peter Elliott, Founding Director of Peter Elliott Architecture and Design, Clare Cousins, Founding Director of Clare Cousins Architects, Tim Brooks, Associate at Fieldwork, Peter Malatt, Founding Director of Six Degrees, and Kate Gray, Principal and Director of Lovell Chen.

Panellists will discuss their winning or nominated projects, the process the AIA takes in adjudicating these awards, and share their thoughts on current issues in heritage, conservation and renewal,. This will be followed by an open discussion and the opportunity for questions from audience members to panellists. Hosted by ACAHUCH at the Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne, the seminar will feature an inspiring dialogue between panellists, with an opportunity for Q+A at the end with the panellists.


Philip Goad
Professor Philip Goad is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. Chair of Architecture in the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne, Philip has also worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. He is an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd, and has held visiting scholar positions at Harvard University, Columbia University, Bartlett School of Architecture (London) and UCLA (Los Angeles). Philip is a past editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

Peter Williams LFRAIA
Peter Williams is the founding director of Williams Boag Architects (WBa), a Melbourne based architectural firm providing expertise in the fields of architecture, planning, urban design and interior design. WBa was established in 1975 and has built an enviable professional reputation based on carefully designed and finely crafted architectural solutions.

WBa practices with an alignment of purpose, personal commitment and accountability, and share one common goal: the provision of fit-for-purpose design solutions from concept to hand over. Clients enjoy responsiveness, personal commitment, and agility in project delivery brought to their projects.

WBa's commitment to a sustainable future is without question. The company's approach to responsible design is to address sustainability in an holistic manner through all project typologies acknowledging the different facets of sustainability - social, cultural, ecological, and economic and responding to the various challenges with a considered approach to their impact on the design and delivery process.​

David Wagner FRAIA
David manages the studio with a knowledge of architectural practice and construction sites based upon years of managing projects of all types and sizes. David brings to the practice a conceptual design ability underpinned by a Masters of Architecture by Design at the University of Melbourne and through having taught architectural design, history and theory at the University of Melbourne for a number of years.

David is currently President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, co-chair of its Medium Practice Forum, and has been an AIA Chapter Councillor and awards juror. For over a decade David sat on the Victorian Branch committee of the Association of Consulting Architects including periods as Secretary and Chair of its IR committee and also served for fourteen years as a director of Camberwell Grammar School including as a member of its development committee.


Peter Elliott AM LMFRAIA
Peter Elliott is a Melbourne architect and recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal from the Australian Institute of Architects. He is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University. He has a special interest in the design of the public realm, and has lectured and written extensively on contemporary architecture and urban design. In 2015 he authored a monograph book titled “Episodic Urbanism – RMIT Urban Spaces Project 1996 – 2015’

Clare Cousins LFRAIA
Clare Cousins established her Melbourne practice, Clare Cousins Archiects in 2005. Engaged in projects large and small, the studio has a particular interest in housing and projects that nurture community.Clare has extensive experience in the design and delivery of residential projects ranging from adaptive reuse, bespoke houses and community minded multi-residential projects. She has an interest in delivering high-quality, affordable housing and believes that good design should be available to all.

Clare was an inaugural investor in the Nightingale model. She is now undertaking her own Nightingale project as one of six architecture practices collaborating to deliver Nightingale Village as both designers and developers. The socially, financially and ecologically sustainable multi-residential housing development will provide 180 new dwellings in Brunswick. Clare is a Life Fellow and Past National President of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Tim Brooks
Tim Brooks is Associate at Fieldwork. Prior to joining Fieldwork, Tim worked at ARM Architecture on award winning cultural projects, including the redevelopment of Hamer Hall and the Shrine of Remembrance. With experience from concept design through to handover, Tim enjoys working collaboratively with builders and clients, and advocates for design integrity, particularly during construction. Tim takes an active role in architectural education, teaching and guest critiquing at RMIT and the University of Melbourne, as well as carrying a similar responsibility within the practice as lead of our CPD & Training Committee.

Peter Malatt
Peter Malatt is an architect and founding director of Six Degrees Pty Ltd, with over 25 years experience in the built environment. He has been project leader for many of the large institutional projects completed by Six Degrees, most notably for the University of Tasmania, the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of Arts, RMIT, and many other projects with retained heritage fabric. Peter was elected to the National Council of the AIA in 2013, and served as Victorian President from 2014-2015.

Kate Gray
Kate Gray is Director and Principal at Lovell Chen. Her expertise includes the assessment of heritage places of significance at local, state and national levels — including individual buildings and structures, landscapes, industrial complexes and groups of places linked by ownership or use. She is highly experienced in the management of heritage buildings and places, in the assessment of development and adaptation proposals, and in the consideration of options to mitigate possible impacts or risks. She provides high-level strategic heritage advice as well as addressing issues of detailed design.

Kate provides specialist advice for major infrastructure projects, working with technical and engineering advisers and collaborating with planning and environmental assessment specialists. She led the Lovell Chen team for historical heritage for the Metro Tunnel project Environment Effects Statement process and was also EES specialist lead for the West Gate Tunnel and North East Link projects. She has also managed major strategic heritage projects for clients with diverse assets, such as the University of Melbourne, Port of Melbourne Corporation, Airservices Australia and the Australian National University.

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