SAVE 20% with any 10 pack 

Welsh+Major: modern - ish WM2001

David Welsh + Christine Major
Formal CPD
2 Hours - FORMAL
Duration: 01:11:58

As David Welsh + Christine Major say, “we are modern-ish architects. We consider our work with a broad modernist sensibility; using a rigorous approach that is not constrained by the dogma of materials or austere functionality. We respond, rather than react, to the programme and context, and where possible look to introduce the atypical, the unexpected”.

This talk presented by both Christine and David, walks us through nine of their projects, residential and commercial, and provides a unique insight into how the practice designs and delivers their projects.


This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 9

  • Understand why Welsh+Major consider their work ‘modern-ish’
  • Appreciate their clarity of process in the making of buildings and spaces
  • Gain insight as to how they delight in the smallest of elements – a handle, a light fitting, an opening.
  • Appreciate their concern with the social and environmental repercussions of the making of architecture
  • Recognise their effort to challenge the prevailing paradigm to make things differently
  • Understand how they work to respond, rather than react to the program and context.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

    David Welsh + Christine Major

    Welsh + Major Architects is a design based architecture and urban design practice established in Sydney in 2004 by principals David Welsh and Chris Major. Since then the practice has grown to be involved in a wide range of innovative projects and has established a reputation for delivering responsive and engaging architecture in the public and private realm. 

    Welsh + Major’s portfolio of work spans across public spaces and private homes, restaurants and bars, galleries and shops, workplaces, and the reinvention of historic buildings. Their work seeks an artistic resolution of programme and detail with a focus on context and landscape, memory and material.

    Their work has been recognised with numerous awards for design excellence, including National and NSW awards from the Australian Institute of Architects for Residential Architecture, Heritage and Small Projects. They have also been the recipients of the BDP Sustainability Award, Houses and ThinkBrink awards. The work of the practice has been published both locally and internationally.

    The principals of the practice are actively involved in Architectural education, having taught at the University of Technology Sydney, University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney.  The practice is an A+ member of the in the Australian Institute of Architects and Chris and David are involved in numerous professional bodies including participating in awards juries, Co-Chairing the Medium Practice Forum and sitting on the National Committee for Gender Equity.