Join us at one of our informative events designed to encourage and foster collaboration between members from all over the design and construction industries. We offer a range of events aimed at providing valuable experiences for attendees, both online and in our Melbourne Design Studio.
Collaboration Opportunities & Typical Events
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We are also open to collaborating with other brands and are keen to hear your ideas. We host a range of events from our Design Studio which are aimed at providing valuable experiences for attendees. Typical events are listed below…
Architecture and Cultural Identity – Inspiration From Indigenous Heritage
This live studio event uncovered the fascinating design of New Zealand’s Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct and explored the role of cultural identity through architecture.
Special guests for the discussion included Bruno Mendes, Principal at Woods Bagot, Puamiria Parata-Goodall, Director at Te Pakura, Claire Nunez, Technical Director – Heritage at Biosis and Bob Barton, Director at MALA Studio.
Design Thinking and Collaboration Principles in an Architectural Context
Presented by White Light Education’s Christian Duell
Christian discussed his nonlinear journey from architect to design thinker, complete with practical tasks to help develop a collaborative mindset. Attendees became equipped to apply design thinking strategies to produce better outcomes in the architectural setting. A range of Sculptform case studies where shared, focusing on how architects and designers can utilise their supplier connections within designs.
Friends of the Industry: Munro Site, Queen Vic Markets Renewal
An opportunity to learn about one of Melbourne’s most significant landmark developments and a key feature of the renewal of the Queen Victoria Market Precinct. Keynote speakers from Six Degrees Architects, PDG Corporation and STREAT shared exclusive insights into this exemplar council development and how the project drew on values of sustainability, health and modern design, with the market’s legacy and Melbourne’s laneway culture serving as major points of inspiration.
Click-on Screens Exclusive Product Launch
Click-on Screens have been meticulously designed with no visible fixings to provide a clean, linear, 360-degree screen product. They’re also excellent balustrade infills, pre-engineered to meet high load requirements. We are truly thrilled to bring Click-on Screens to the market and cannot wait to see how it is received from our valued customers and installers.
International Women’s Day: A Wellness Afternoon
Our special guest Sharon Bassat, founder of Willow Urban Retreat, shared her inspirational story and her tips on achieving success and balance. Guests enjoyed live music from a diversity advocate and a nutritious menu prepared by the Willow head chef and resident nutritionist, courtesy of owner Jeremy Bassat
Workplace Interiors: What will bring us back to the office in 2022?
Our hybrid event format tied in well with the topic of discussion of hybrid working, connecting an Australia wide audience combined with the studio experience. This conversation with industry leaders – Bronwyn McColl, Woods Bagot and James Calder, ERA-co gave an insight into their work to craft an exceptional and holistic employee and customer experience.
Facade Design: Considerations for Thermal Performance
Covering changes in the NCC and the common misconceptions in relation to thermal bridging, this webinar covered the latest studies into existing homes, with a detailed breakdown on the facade systems available.
Guest Speakers: Alex George, National Business Development Manager at Dynamic Composite Technologies. Jon Davies, Head of R&D at Oculus Architectural Engineering, at Oculus Architectural Engineering.
Space Orienting to Place: The Melbourne Airport Journey
Presented by Dean Latham and Malgorzata Haley, Associate Principals of Grimshaw, this talk discovered the elements that allowed the physical space of the new T2 terminal at Melbourne Airport to orient visitors to the city of Melbourne. Focusing on the design and delivery journey, of how wayfinding elements were incorporated to provide a more comfortable, safe and enjoyable airport experience.
The Sound of Spaces – Understanding Acoustics in Architecture
This talk provided a practical overview of the design of spaces for sound and how these aspects are integrated into holistic design responses. Delivered by industry experts Dr Peter Holmes and Ben Percy, they spoke about the qualities that well-considered acoustic design brings to architecture.
Placemaking – Design for keeping cities alive
Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. It strengthens the connection between people and the places they share and is a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm to maximise shared value.
Virtual Launch: Click-on Cladding Revealed
We launched our updated Click-on Cladding system, with our new series 2 profiles and offered expert advice on building facades. Pro Clima, an expert in weather resistant and airtightness systems, joined us to reveal how to detail a water-tight facade. Valuable information for any designer!
Building the Future
WIDAC’s lively panel with industry leaders from the design, construction, engineering and property sectors discussed how they, along with the women they know, have shaped and will continue to shape the future of the Building and Construction Industry.
The Future of Commercial Property Design
As Melbourne returns to bustling city life with workers slowly returning to the office, now is the time to listen to what is driving the market for commercial space and how to make an impact and deliver a design that will stand the test of time.
Integrating Lighting into Complex Architecture
Light Project experts took their guests on a tour of the Sculptform Design Studio guiding them through the lighting design and offering lighting solutions and techniques that can assist in complimenting architecture rather than detracting from it.
The World Designed through our Senses
An immersive Melbourne Design Week sensory experience, that focused on the latest biophilia principles, applications and research – led by three industry leaders.
COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
To ensure the safety of our community and team members, along with anyone who attends our Design Studio, we have implemented appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices across all events and workshops. We ask that if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, you stay home and adhere to the relevant guidelines.