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Architecture and Making the City: PT1209

Philip Thalis
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:55:23

In this talk, recorded at Newcastle University, Philip talks about his practice, his concerns about architecture, about architecture in the city and about the authentic voice that architects have advocating the value of architecture in the city. He discusses the many challenges and difficulties that architects face and how architects should understand the contribution they make by looking straight at the centre of architecture in the city and evaluation what role they play. He talks about the city and how the city is made of different intersecting elements & values and the foundation role of geography.

  • Develop an understanding of the architectural practice of Hill Thalis
  • Understand their concerns for architecture and their passion for teaching
  • Appreciate Philips advocacy for architecture as an authentic voice in the development of a city
  • Understand how a city is made and the impact of the foundation of geography
  • Be able to reflect and appreciate the complexity of multi-unit housing and it’s ability to influence a city.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA


    BSc (Arch) B Arch (Hons) Syd Univ
    CEAA Arch Urb Paris-Belleville

    Philip is a founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, established in 1992. Philip has more than 20 years local and international experience across a broad spectrum of architecture and urban projects.

    Philip has won more than 20 competitions and awards for architecture, urban design, planning, public domain and heritage projects. The Sydney Olympic Village project was instrumental in launching Sydney’s Green Games agenda and the Barangaroo / East Darling Harbour Competition has generated strong public interest in Sydney’s urban future. The Pair of Houses in Northbridge was commended in the 1995 Institute of Architects Awards and has been published in various guidebooks to Sydney architecture. Pirrama Park, Rooftop Apartment and Substation No. 175 have also been widely published and have featured in architectural tours run by the Australian Architecture Association, the Historic Houses Trust and the Institute of Architects.

    Philip was awarded the annual scholarship by Paris Belleville Architecture School in Paris to complete his Urban Design Masters in 1988 and combines the direction of his practice with academic research and teaching at various Sydney universities. He is regularly invited to deliver public lectures and conference papers on a range of environmental and design issues. His extensive knowledge of Sydney’s architectural and urban history is widely respected and he regularly contributes to a number of leading international publications and journals.

    Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects