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Tom Emmett wins public artwork design competition

QUT design graduate and regular Design Online contributor Tom Emmett will design the façade for Lendlease’s new multi-level Kings Co-op car park at Brisbane Showgrounds. Design students from QUT and Griffith University were invited to participate in the design competition by Lendlease, The Buchan Group and RNA. Tom’s work was chosen from four shortlisted entries after an initial judging … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … Read more

2016 Karl Langer Award Winner

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Congratulations to Taneile Nixon who won the prestigious 2016 Karl Langer Award. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects present the award to a fourth-year QUT Bachelor of Design in Landscape Architecture student who demonstrates the aptitude to make significant contributions to the profession in the future. Nixon’s winning concept focused on her particular interest of coastal disaster management … Read more

APDL summer reading 2016

Summer holidays are on the horizon which means the APDL summer reading guide is out! We loved curating this list of our favourite design books to help you while away those free hours during the holidays. See what made this year’s list… Chenoa’s picks Program Coordinator, Chenoa is heading to a secluded beach and has a swag of … Read more

QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion

The role of lighting and community engagement in the development of liveable, social and safe cities will be on the agenda at QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion. The free event will be moderated by architect, urbanist and Director of Archipelago, Peter Edwards. Panellists will include Dr Elettra Bordonaro, founder of Light Follows Behaviour, Dr Joanne … Read more

Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships opportunity

Attention Queensland design creatives: applications for Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships are being accepted now. The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program supports collaborative projects between the Queensland Government and the Smithsonian Institution, based in the United States. It supports fellows from Queensland’s research, education and cultural sectors to visit a Smithsonian Institution facility and complete a project. Fellows will increase … Read more

Beth Wilson: Brisbane Houses with Gardens

Join eminent Landscape Architect, Beth Wilson for a unique evening as she presents, in words and pictures, an historic review of houses with gardens in Brisbane. In 2015, Beth Wilson’s 50 year contribution to Queensland’s built environment was recognised by an Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland Chapter. Just six months later, Beth … Read more

Design your creek week

Small Creek was once a meandering natural stream that flowed into Deebing Creek, and then into the Bremer River. Today it’s a straight concrete channel that offers very little value to the community or environment. That’s about to change. Small Creek will be reinstated as a natural waterway, in a project funded by Ipswich City … Read more