There has been a lot happening around the studio over the last couple of weeks with projects, awards, talks and even a little bit of gardening keeping the CODA team very busy.
We’d like to start off by congratulating Sarah Besly and Dianna Ingram on achieving their Australian registration! Both were extremely committed to the process and we’re very proud of their achievement!
Most recently the IAP (International association for public participation) awards were held and we were very happy with the news that CODA, in association with the City of Fremantle and Creating Communities, had been awarded the West Australian Project of the Year for our involvement in the King Square Urban Revitalisation Project.
Over the weekend Affirmative Architecture was held at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum; this is an annual event that brings together Australian and international architects. CODA was one of many great speakers involved in the symposium, with Kieran talking of ‘Imagining the City’, and more specifically the greater involvement that the studio has as part of Fremantle at an architectural, urban and community scale.
Open House was held on the 2-3rd November and we were delighted that Foundation Housing was amongst the many wonderful destinations open to the public for this inspiring event. Open House is an excellent addition to the Perth events calendar in its effort to bring to light the wealth of great architecture, interiors and design that enrich our city and urban experience.
Kings Square Competition
Back in the studio everyone is busy with a variety of projects, Bunbury Catholic College has gone to tender and there has been a real buzz following the announcement that CODA has been selected as one of three architects to progress to stage 2 of the Kings Square design competition. This was fantastic news and now all available hands are on deck to work on our final submission.
Project Talks are an important event here at CODA and the most recent was presented by Ahmad Abas, of Gresley Abas, who spoke about their Yanget House Hostel in Bunbury. Emma B and Sally are planning an exciting line-up of speakers for 2014. Email the studio if you’d like to be added to our invite list!
And finally, the CODA patch is getting ready for the warmer months with garden bed preparation and planting of summer vegetables taking place, we’ll all hopefully be thriving of its produce in a month or two.
Finally, We’re also quite excited to be welcoming Sarah Blangiardo to our studio next week. Sarah replaces our much loved Patricia, who has returned to the UK with her husband. Sarah will balance CODA with her business Feast Your Eyes, which facilitates art and design events through our city.
Phew, that’s a lot to get through! Thanks for reading; we look forward to sharing more news with you as we head towards the end of the year!