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THIRDhour – Design. Build. Sustainability.

5 May 2010

Are we missing the architectural ‘wow’ factor in Perth? With every white apartment block scarring Adelaide Terrace are we selling our our city’s soul for a quick buck? Can we really blame restrictive planning schemes for a lack of creative inspiration in the construction industry?

At THIRDhour we explored Urban Design. Key Presenters outlined major sustainability milestones and how we can embrace change without costing the earth.

Speaker: Peter Lee

one40william buildingPeter Lee is a prominent West Australian architect and the Director of HASSELL. He is responsible for leading a multi disciplinary international design team engaged in a diverse range of projects. Peter has considerable commercial experience in most aspects of architecture. Peter’s specialist skills are in design and development of major building works with particular strengths in master planning and urban design.

Peter is currently leading projects which include City Square Redevelopment, one40william Street, the Claremont Quarter and Elevation Apartments. In the past Peter has led projects including the Metrorail Stations at William Street and The Esplanade, The Chinese Consulate, the ABC Headquarters in East Perth and Western Australian Parliament House Northern Extensions.

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Speaker: Stuart Hicks

Stuart HicksAmongst other positions, Stuart Hicks is Chairman of EPRA, the Perth Waterfront Project Taskforce, the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) and the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.

In 35 years of public policy life, Stuart has served in a wide range of the most senior planning positions in Western Australia and nationally, including as inaugural Chairman and CEO of Transperth, Director General of Transport, Chairman of the National Transport Commission, and Member of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

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