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DAY 1, Thursday 12th September 2024

AMDC301 (Lecture Hall), Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre, Level 3, Hawthorn Campus, 453 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Victoria
Note: Details updated 24 May 2024


Session: Activity, Presentation

Speaker / Chair (Link to Bios, new window)





Day 1 Keynote Address

Chair – P Lim


Conference Welcome

LSAA  (P Lim – President) & Swinburne Uni
(Prof Blair Kuys - Dean School of Design & Architecture)


Platinum Sponsor Welcome (Serge Ferrari / Rainbow Shade)


Contextualisation through Structure and Design

Alastair Richardson – Cox Architecture


Morning Tea




Chair – Dr P Kneen


Pathways towards zero carbon for tension membrane architecture (via zoom)

Bruce Danziger (Danziger Engineering Collaborative Inc)


Evolution of Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney

Jane Nixon (Arup)


The journey and tools of parametric design and detailing

James Marr (Tensys)


Lunch & Networking

Sky Lounge


Project Focus

Chair – R Cahill


Gold Sponsor Welcome (Hiraoka Australia)


Surbana Jurong, Singapore – synthesis of architecture and engineering

Rowan Murray (Ronstan) & Angus Macleod (Vector Foiltec)


Te Kaha Stadium, Christchurch, NZ

Rafael Guedez (Fabritecture)


Collaborating for project success - Trinity Point Marina,Lake Macquarie Project, NSW

Tom Gastin (Pattons)


The Link @ Langley Park, Western Australia

 Martin Eddleston (MakMax)


Session: Activity, Presentation

Speaker / Chair


Afternoon Tea


Student Competition Award

Chair – Dr S Colabella


Student Competition Sponsor Welcome (Tensys)


Student Competition Jury Review

Prof Mark Burry AO/ Prof Roland Snooks /
Prof Brendon McNiven - see group Bios


Team 01 Presentation - Winner



Team 02 Presentation



Team 03 Presentation





Workshop 01

Chair – Dr P Kneen


Embodied carbon assessment calculation workshop

Bruce Danziger (Danziger Engineering Collaborative Inc)


Close Day 01

 See Details of Conference Dinner and Awards

DAY 2, Friday 13th September 2024

AMDC301 (Lecture Hall), Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre, Level 3 Hawthorn Campus, 453 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Victoria

Note: Details correct as at 24 May 2024


Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair (Link to Bios in new window)


Registration & Networking


Day 2 Keynote Address

Chair – P Lim


Conference Day 2 Welcome

LSAA  (P Lim – President) & Swinburne Uni
(Prof Emad Gad Dean School of Engineering)


 The Art of Living Lightly

Rachaporn Choochuey Design Director of all(zone) & Visiting Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, USA


Morning Tea



New Approaches

Chair – R Murray


Gold Sponsor Welcome


Cross Disciplinary

Dr Leanne Zilka & Dr Jenny Underwood (RMIT)


? The shading of One Barangaroo Sydney

Oliver Turner (Climate Engineering Company)


We can measure more accurately while saving time and money (Caroline Bay Sound Shell, NZ)

Andrew Lingman – Baytex NZ


Lunch & Networking

Sky Lounge


Research & Development

Chair – Dr D Prohasky


?AI + sustainability (DP to confirm)

? Swinburne ARCH Manu (DP to confirm)


Collaboration Scenarios between Architects and Artificial Intelligence

Dr Alberto Pugnale (UoM)


? Title

Prof Roland Snook & Dr Nic Bao (RMIT)


BioHavens: Open Research Questions in Structural Innovation for Urban Biodiversity

Dr Stanislav Roudavski (UoM)


Afternoon Tea


Tour of Swinburne Laboratories – Digital Construction Lab | Trimble Lab | Prototype Lab

1 hour tour


Conference Close

LSAA & Swinburne

Mark Burry AO - Dinner Speaker - has worked on the Gaudi Project for 3 decades.
Prof Mark Burry AO - Dinner Speaker - has worked on the Gaudi Project for 3 decades.

Pre-dinner drinks & Design Awards Conference Dinner
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Venue – Sky Lounge AMDC Building

Time  - 6.30pm for 7.00pm


Peter Lim (President -LSAA)
Professor Blair Kuys (Dean School of Design & Architecture)
Professor Emad Gad (Dean School of Engineering) 

Dinner Address by

Professor Mark Burry AO (Swinburne Smart Cities Research Institute)
As background, Mark has worked on the Gaudi project for some 30 years


Master of Ceremonies

(Robert Cahill LSAA & Dr Sofia Colabella)

Alastair Richardson - LSAA 2024 Keynote Speaker

Alastair is a Director of COX, and one of the pre-eminent sports architects in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the design and delivery of global sporting projects that deliver a fan-first experience, providing enhanced revenue for owners and operators.

Alastair's Keynote Address on Day 1 is titled "CONTEXTUALISATION THROUGH STUCTURE AND DESIGN"

The use of innovative light weight structures has helped shape contextualisation of major stadia through out the world.  Alastair will explore the use of contextualisation and designing for place in the cathedrals of sport, from the use of the velum at the Roman Coliseum to the recently completed Allianz Stadium, roof’s have defined these buildings.  The speech will explore where next with the next generation of lightweight structures and how sustainability will drive the next typological evolution of the stadium roof.

Rachaporn Choochuey Keynote Speaker LSAA 2024

Rachaporn Choochuey,  Design Director, all(zone)

Born in Bangkok, received her B.Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, M.S.AAD. from Columbia University and Ph.D. in Architecture History from The University of Tokyo. She was a faculty member of Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University during 2002-2022. Rachaporn regularly gives a lecture and teaches internationally. In Fall 2022 she was Louis I. Kahn Assistant Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. She is currently Dean’s Visiting Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.

In 2009, she co-founded all(zone) in Bangkok where she is the design director. The studio is fascinated by ever-changing mega tropical metropolises that give form to their everyday life. Their observations are always captured by contemporary vernacular design solutions leading them to create built environments where all could feel ‘at home’ in the world.

In 2016 all(zone) completed MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, the first contemporary art museum in Thailand and awarded as Best New Museum of Asia Pacific in 2017. Domus magazine selected all(zone) as one of 100+ Best Architecture Firm in 2019. Monocle magazine awarded a project of all(zone) as one of Top 50 Best Design Award 2021. all(zone) is commissioned to design MPavilion 2022 in Melbourne. Their international participations and exhibitions are including those at Guggenheim Museum, New York, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015, Vitra Design Museum 2017 and Triennale di Milano 2018 and Echigo-Tsumori Triennale 2018 and Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019, La Casa Encendida Madrid 2022, Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023, and Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, Riyadh 2024.

Her Keynote Address on Day 2 is titled "The Art of Living Lightly"


With minimum materials, how can we create a responsive environment to different climate conditions while allow people to enjoy, move and act naturally, even feel ‘at home’ in the space? The question has been fundamental to our practice at all(zone). The exploration began with almost as a conceptual model of architecture that reacts to the situation and socio-economic conditions and developed into more permanent structure. The fabric has been our major material experiment because of its lightness, fluidity and playfulness.

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  1. Peter Lim is a director of Tensys and President of LSAA
  2. Rowan Murray - General Manager of Ronstan Tensile Architecture and Secretary LSAA
  3. Dr Daniel Prohasky - an architectural engineer and roboticist
  4. Prof Mark Burry AO and the Gaudi Project
  5. Dr Nic Bao and Prof Roland Snooks - RMIT
  6. Dr Sofia Colabella - an architect and Lecturer in Architectural Design
  7. James Marr (Tensys) - The Journey and Tools of Parametric Design and Detailing
  8. Oliver Turner - A discussion of the Façade shading and automation systems of the One Sydney Harbour Project
  9. Drs Zilka and Underwood - Cross Disciplinary
  10. Dr Stanislav Roudavski - BioHavens: Open Research Questions in Structural Innovation for Urban Biodiversity
  11. Jane Nixon - Evolution of the Ken Rosewall Arena Sydney
  12. Rowan Murray (Ronstan) & Angus Macleod (Vector Foiltec) - Surbana Jurong - synthesis of Architecture and Engineering
  13. Andrew Lingman - We can measure more accurately, while saving time and money
  14. Tom Gastin - Collaborating for project success - Trinity point tension membrane structure
  15. Martin Eddleston - The Link at Langley Park, Western Australia An ETFE project.
  16. Bruce Danziger - The Pathways towards Zero Carbon for Tensioned Membrane Architecture
  17. Dr Alberto Pugnale - Collaboration scenarios between architects and artificial intelligence
  18. Rafael Guedez - Design Group Manager, Fabritecture
  19. LSAA Inaugural Student Competition - Judging Panel
  20. LSAA Inaugural Student Competition - Organizing Committee
  21. LSAA 2024 Inaugural Student Design Award
  22. LSAA 2024 Design Awards - General Details
  23. Bookings and Registration for LSAA 2024
  24. LSAA 2024 Conference Venue
  25. Vibrant Melbourne
  26. Lightweight Structures in Melbourne
  27. Details of 2024 Conference and Design Awards
  28. Some comments on the LSAA 2024 Conference Graphic