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AAA Short Black Talk - 1 Bligh Street Sydney: RB1118

Ray Brown
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:35:10

This talk was recorded live as one of the AAA Short Black talk series, architects in their space.

Ray Brown, a director at Architectus, takes us through the design development process for the building at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, addressing the elements of collaboration, site orientation and the city grid, the views, public  space, public art, floor space requirements, a sense of place for people and innovation  for sustainability.

The building has achieved 6 Star Green Star rating and stands as a new icon in the cityscape of Sydney.

  • Understand how collaboration can assist in the design development of a complex building
  • Understand how architectus resolved the conflicts of site and view direction
  • Understand how innovation can assist in the attainment of 6 Star Green Star ratings
  • Understand how the structure of an architectural practice, and its work methods, can be adapted to integrate a sustainability agenda.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

  • RAY BROWN - Director: architectus

    Ray has broad experience in the design and documentation of diverse building types including commercial, industrial, hotel and residential projects.

    Ray is an innovative architect who has worked with major commercial institutions including AMP, Investa Property Group and DEXUS Property Group, providing advice on site strategies and building design.

    His design approach is to work from the tenant back to achieve commercial viability, efficiency, aesthetic quality and civic value.

    In 2001, Ray undertook a study tour of the United Kingdom and United States campus developments and has applied this knowledge of world best practice to the master planning of a number of landmark office parks in Australia.

    As a Director and design principal of Architectus, Ray has an active role in developing the strategic direction of the business in addition to leading multiple project teams.