UQ Architecture lecture series is back in 2018

Some of the brightest minds in international and Australian architecture will deliver free public talks as part of the 2018 UQ Architecture lecture series at State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

The impacts of urbanisation on communities and the environment, as well as the opportunities and challenges of repurposing existing structures, are some of the themes to be explored under the umbrella of ‘in-terre-vention’.

Presented by SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library in partnership with the UQ School of Architecture, the 2018 program highlights clever small to large-scale interventions that have an impact beyond their immediate site.

The eight-part series begins on Tuesday 13 March with renowned architect and academic Kelly Shannon (USA/Belgium), as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, and continues with a host of award-winning architects from New Zealand, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart.

Bookings to attend the 2018 UQ Architecture lecture series open today with all presentations livestreamed via Facebook and the SLQ website.

Architecture professional can earn informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending lectures or formal CPD points for writing an article in response to lectures for Design Online.  Learn more here.

Devil’s Corner, Cellar Door, Lookout & Market by Cumulus Studio. Photo by Tanja Milbourne.


UQ Architecture lecture speakers are:

Lecture 1: 13 Mar

Kelly Shannon, OSA Urbanism & Architecture (USA/Belgium)

Part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum

Lecture 2: 20 Mar

Michael Banney, m3architecture (Brisbane)

Part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum

Lecture 3: 27 Mar

James Legge, Six Degrees (Melbourne)

Two week break

Lecture 4: 17 Apr

Peter Walker, Cumulus (Hobart)

Lecture 5: 24 Apr

Rachel Neeson, Neeson Murcutt Architects (Sydney)

Lecture 6: 1 May

Simone Robeson, Robeson Architects (Perth)

Lecture 7: 8 May

Amalie Wright, Landscapology (Brisbane)

Lecture 8: 15 May

John Hardwick-Smith, Athfield Architects (New Zealand)


When: Tuesdays 13 March – 15 May (excl. 3 & 10 Apr)

Time: 5.30pm for 6.15pm start

Light refreshments on the Queensland Terrace.

Cost: Free

Where: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct

Bookings:  Here

Open 1 March for first Lectures 1-3

Open 27 March for Lectures 4-8