In an era of global sameness, can architectural processes create the time and space to engage meaningfully with local traditions and enrich the culture of the everyday? This lecture breaks down NMBW’s projects into a series of tangible pieces that articulate how decisions have been made and values embedded.
Marika Neustupny, NMBW Founding Director
Marika Neustupny’s research and project work emphasises a strong understanding of social and cultural rituals of urban life. She has a Master of Architecture from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and a PhD from the University of Queensland. She has authored Curtain Call: Melbourne’s Mid-century Curtain Walls and co-authored By-Product-Tokyo with Nigel Bertram and Shane Murray.
Lucinda McLean, NMBW Founding Director
Lucinda McLean explores the possibilities for design to shape relationships between architectural, urban and landscape strategies that work to increase landscape specificity and local identity. She has twenty years’ experience teaching design and urban research at RMIT University, holds a Master of Architecture from Stäedelschule (Germany) and is a PhD candidate at RMIT University. Currently she sits on the Design Review Panel for the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
Nigel Bertram, NMBW Founding Director
Nigel Bertram has a range of experience working with government and university bodies at different scales on NMBW’s urban and institutional projects. He is a Practice Professor in Architecture at Monash University, and holds a Master of Architecture and a PhD from RMIT University. He has authored several research publications, including In Time with Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities, edited with Catherine Murphy, and Suburbia Reimagined: Ageing and Increasing Populations in the Low-Rise City with Leon Van Schaik. He is currently a Design Review Panel member for the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.