tone wheeler: environa studio
AAA Short Black Talk: The Wayside Chapel TW1501
In this AAA Short Black talk Tone Wheeler of environa studio, discusses how the unique community building, the Wayside Chapel, was planned, designed and constructed.
Winner of the AIA (Australian Institute of Architects) NSW Architecture Awards 2014 Lord Mayor's Prize and the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture 2014, the Wayside Chapel was also the winner of the IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards - Sustainability Award 2014, and was previously awarded the 2004 Francis Greenway Society Green Building Gold Medal.
The design adhers to practice ethos of 'Long life, loose fit, low impact', with the spaces within the building specifically designed to easily enable users to adjust and adapt spaces to meet changing needs over time.
Quoting the AIA Jury, 'What makes this building stand out has been the additional emphasis on less mainstream aspects of sustainability, including a green roof to grow fruit and vegetable crops for the onsite cafe and the use of colours and materials to influence occupant mood and wellbeing - all based on solid research,'1
Communication from the inside out TT0501
Great communication begins with an understanding of who we are and how we are able to express ourselves effectively.
This course is designed to develop your communication skills, enabling you to better understand the needs of your clients, and others around you. It will provide you with a number of strategies to assist you in overcoming the communication barriers with your clients, staff and colleagues.
Jocelyn Holley - NATSPEC
A Specification Writing Overview JH1413
In this talk, recorded as a part of their national tour, Jocelyn Holley from NATSPEC addresses the importance and role of good specification writing for architects, engineers, building designers, landscape architects and interior designers.
Jocelyn Holley discusses specification writing in Australia and the use of NATSPEC in the preparation of construction specifications, providing many examples from her own experience. She also discusses the options of specifying by performance, prescription or proprietary methods.
She talks briefly about how to develop and use office edited work sections from Specbuilder Live, NATSPEC’s online specification compilation software, and how this integrates with Microsoft Word.