CODA recently joined forces with the Property Council and the Australian Greens to lead a design charette in which key architectural practices worked to holistically re-imagine a range of contested urban sites. Naturally, in a room full of architects, there was a degree of competition involved to really get things racing and to give our Masters students from UWA a taste of working under pressure!


Kent Alcott, a transport writer with the West Australian, delivered this critique of the day.


The charette builds on CODA’s belief that architects can play a pivotal role in early design conversations, contributing to the planning process through a combination of intelligence and compelling 3-D imagery. Emma Williamson’s recent article in The West’s Streetwise column eloquently makes this point.