Making: 2014


From the 8 – 10 May, our city will be awash with architects both local and interstate, here to participate in the 2014 National Architecture Conference. This year’s conference is guided by the theme, Making, which was chosen according to the creative directors, Helen Norrie, Sam Crawford and Adam Haddow because they, ‘are interested in the act of making; in the dirtiness, directness and honesty of architecture. Our interest lies in both the machinations of the process, and the beauty, delight and surprise of excellence.’ Importantly, this conference shifts the focus from the US and Europe to make important links with contemporary architectural practice in Asia, Africa and South America.

They’ve cleverly curated an impressive line-up of speakers, including David Adjaye across four subthemes: making culture, making life, making connections and making impact. CODA Director, Emma Williamson, has been selected to anchor the making connections session, which will be held on 9 May at 4.20pm.

Our studio’s particularly excited about the program of Fringe events that will be taking place throughout the week including ‘secret Perth’ self-guided tours, curated Open House tours (included a peek into our studio!) and walks through the city, bar hops, choir performances and more!

Visit here to discover more about what’s going on and to purchase tickets to the conference and fringe events.