2Formal points
Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services
Detailed Design and Construction Documentation
Practice Management and Professional Conduct
Project Initiation and Conceptual Design

CPD – ArchiTeam 2021 Conference – Trajectories – Part 4/4

2Formal points
Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services, Detailed Design and Construction Documentation, Practice Management and Professional Conduct, Project Initiation and Conceptual Design


Putting all these perspectives together, what are the future trajectories architects should be designing towards? How can architects position align leadership, business strategy, collaboration and disruptive innovation to achieve positive outcomes in a world that looks very different compared to the last 5 years.



  • Keynote – Jeremy Till

Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer.  As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of many awards including the 2004 RIBA Sustainability Prize, and recently featured on the front cover of the Architects Journal with the headline: “Is this the most influential house of its generation?” As an educator, Jeremy is Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Arts London. As a writer, his extensive work focusses on the social and environmental aspects of architecture. His influential books Flexible Housing, Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency all won the RIBA President’s Award for Research – a unique run of success in this prestigious international prize. He curated the UK Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and also at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.


  • Panellist – Leisa Hart

As an organisational change and transformation specialist, Leisa is passionate about a world where leaders and their teams have the resilience capacity to effectively navigate change and disruption. This is the work that she loves and it’s particularly important now as we integrate the work of people with intelligent technology.

Over the last 10 years, Leisa has focused on delivering high quality change delivery solutions centred on leading behaviour change principles and practices that achieve maximum return on investment. Her key focus is using science-based strategies (grounded in Neuroscience and Psychology) to help harness the potential of individuals and teams to create a culture of high engagement, deep connections and great performance.

During her career she has coached leaders and led large change programs across international (UK and Mexico) and domestic markets.

As a fundamental engagement approach, Leisa is skilled at designing and co-creating with senior level leaders and delivery teams on the core aspects of change required specifically for each organisation. This includes leveraging her core capabilities across communications, sponsor and leader coaching, change champion building, risk mitigation, resistance management, change success measurement, training and agile change practices.

She is an accredited Change First practitioner and certified Brain Based Executive Coach (My Brain Solutions Academy & IECL Levels 1,2 & 3). She has a post graduate certificate in Neuro Leadership and all of this informs the strategies and practical actions she uses each day in working with our clients. This is how we help harness the potential of individuals and teams to deliver for organisations and communities.


  • Panellist – Suzie Barnett

When Suzie was 17 she was told she would marry a farmer or work as a local bank teller. She did neither of those things. Instead, she helped to establish the Green Building Council of Australia and the World Green Building Council, becoming one of the early leaders in the green building movement globally. In 2016 she joined the Board of the Living Future Institute of Australia and is currently the Chair of their Biophilic Design Initiative.

In 2017, she became the General Manager of Junglefy, where she is responsible for business growth, operations, people and culture.

Suzie is passionate about restorative, resilient cities and innovative ways to reconnect people to nature to create greater health and wellbeing.


  • Panellist – Nicole Kalms

Nicole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and founding director of the Monash University XYX Lab which leads national and international research in Gender and Place. In this role, Dr Kalms is leading two significant research projects ‘Urban Exposure: Interactively Mapping the Systems of Sexual Violence in Cites’ and ‘Women and Girls Only: Understanding the Spaces of Sexual Harassment in Public Transport’. These projects are in partnership with state, national and international stakeholders.

Nicole has a PhD in Architecture from Monash University. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Architecture (RMIT) and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (RMIT). Nicole is currently a full-time member of Monash University’s Faculty Art, Design and Architecture where she is focused on cross-disciplinary research.

The innovation of Kalms’ research is the examination of digital, experiential, political and material interventions collated to articulate both the shared and conflicted struggles of women and girls internationally. Her praxis repositions design as a strategic tool for challenging gender inequity.



Practice Management – the holistic understanding and organisation of the business and profession of architecture in relation to delivering projects. It involves the knowledge and execution of the processes involved in providing architectural services; the knowledge and implementation of appropriate systems to establish and maintain an architectural practice; and the knowledge and enactment of the broad range of ethical and legal obligations required of a Professional Practitioner.

Project Management/Delivery – the proficient, timely and cost-effective completion of an architectural project through all design and construction phases. Project Delivery must take into account the range of contractual obligations carried by architects, clients, consultants and contractors. Project Delivery involves the evaluation and implementation of procurement systems as well as appropriate contractual administration systems. The establishment and operation of project teams as well as formalising of project agreements (such as with client, team/s and contractor) is critical to competent project delivery. 

Documentation – the process of resolving, detailing and communicating an architectural project through all project stages. The modes of documentation include modelling, drawings, specifications and schedules that can be used in the construction, contract management and handover of the project. Documentation material must be consistent with design objectives and budgetary constraints, and must conform to relevant codes and industry standards. Where supplied by consultants, documentation compliance must be verified.

Design – an activity involving iterative explorations and appraisals of a range of ideas and concepts, leading towards the development of coherent proposals for a project. The design process extends from the evaluation of project viability to the conceptual and schematic resolution of a project in response to client, user and public requirements. The design process for a project is informed by appropriate social and environmental considerations of the architect.

(Ref: http://competencystandardforarchitects.aaca.org.au/about/units-of-competency)




+ Gain an overview of a number of alternative ways of business for small and medium sized architecture practices
+Learn about ways of running your practice more efficiently and flexibly during uncertain times
+Gain insight in work life balance, working remotely and utilising others in your business
+ Learn from business and marketing professionals on how to build a more resilient and sustainable practice

POINTS: 2 Formal CPD points