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The Conference Sub-committee has been putting together an informative and inspiring program.

Several details need to be confirmed

The current (March 21 2024) program can be viewed as a PDF HERE

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.

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‘Connecting to Tomorrow’

In the modern world of lightweight structures, we often find ourselves at the crossroads of architectural trends. Digital transformation offers us ground-breaking pathways to innovate on novel platforms in strange new ways, with the rise of AI asking us to rethink all we knew.  A climate-crisis-driven focus on sustainability has asked us to consider our impact on the world around us through smart materials and biophilic urbanism.  And new human-centric approaches to our fields have offered up frameworks spanning vast disciplinary bounds to tackle our world’s most pressing problems.

Today’s world must seize hold of all these new trends. Held on September 12 and 13 in Melbourne Australia, the LSAA 2024 Conference and Design Awards will spearhead the industry’s approach to all these vital challenges under the banner of ‘Connecting to Tomorrow’.

The theme seeks to encompass all the connections that will make up tomorrow’s lightweight structures fields – connections to technology, to environment and to each other. Featuring the world leaders in the field of lightweight structures, this conference stands at an inflection point, seizing the vast opportunity to deal with these crucial issues as we build tomorrow’s world, today.  

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