Congratulations to all the award and commendation recipients at the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Awards held on Saturday! The judging panel, including AMC’s Alastair MacCallum, was faced with the challenging task of selecting winners from a large number of high calibre entries this year across all categories. A full list of award recipients is available here.
The ACT Gender Equity Taskforce (via the AIA) recently released their publication entitled “getDEEP“, a comprehensive guide to “encouraging diverse, equitable employment and practice in Architecture in the ACT”. In addition to a number of contributions from industry, AMC’s Practice Manager, Hannah-Jean Cadan provided her perspective on these very important and relevant issues with reference to AMC’s flexible working practices. A version of her interview was also published on the Parlour website. Worth a read!
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The Safe + Well Green Paper features the voices of representatives from Canberra’s Community and Private Sector as they unite around the issues surrounding ACT housing affordability crisis and was released to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week in October 2015. Director Alastair MacCallum contributed an engaging piece for this publication discussing the benefits and challenges facing adaptive reuse as a potential solution to tackle housing shortages and revitalising civic centres in Canberra. Read the full article here.
A discussion paper entitled “Transforming Canberra’s City Centre” has been launched by the Property Council of Australia and Canberra CBD Limited to encourage both the ACT government and the broader community to engage in a deeper conversation about revitalising Canberra’s city centre. The paper brought together a diverse group of town planners, public servants, retailers, restaurateurs, building owners and designers, including AMC’s Alastair MacCallum.
This Canberra Times article provides a snapshot of the group’s aspirations for Canberra’s CBD.