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TRIAS - Shaping a Practice: JM1906

Jennifer McMaster
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:45:11
Jennifer McMaster is one of the three founders of TRIAS, a young firm establishing their brand and business with a clear focus on their ambition.
TRIAS had success in its early days, leveraging competition wins to generate awareness and interest. This talk, looks at how the team has taken this same set of values and strengths and applied this to their client based work with equal success.
It's a fascinating story!
This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9
At the completion of this course you will:
  • Understand the key values that support the TRIAS architectural practice
  • Gain insight to the key lessons that Jennifer and her colleagues have learned in the early stages of forming their practice
  • Appreciate how the practice has leveraged its strengths to develop success in the competition arena
  • Enjoy the opportunity to review their first project, which has won these architects awards in 2018
  • Reflect on the 'holistic' approach this practice has towards it's involvement in the community

              Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • PRESENTER
              • FORMAL CPD/CPE POINTS

              • JENNIFER MCMASTER

                Jennifer trained at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. She has gained experience with leading practices in Sydney and Copenhagen, and has worked on a range of residential and public projects. 

                Jennifer is the recipient of the MADE by the Opera House Scholarship, the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, the Bluescope Lysaght Prize, the Ruskin Rowe Prize, the Archiprix International Prize and the NSW Design Medal, awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects. 

                Jennifer is also a passionate writer and architectural advocate. She currently writes for the Danish Architecture Centre, and has created content for blogs, publications and radio programs.

                She is currently teaching design at the University of Sydney.



                In 2017, TRIAS was selected as one of the top twenty emerging architecture practices in the world by Wallpaper* magazine. In 2018, the studio received a commendation in the Emerging Practice category at the Houses Awards.

                The studio was also the recipient of the NSW 2018 AIA Architecture Award and the Newcastle Sustainability Award for Three Piece House, a sustainable, small footprint home. Their installation, Four Periscopes, which was installed at Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) was also the winner of the Event category at the 2018 IDEA Awards.