GEOFF WARN Government Architect
CRAIG SMITH City Architect
In Conversation with
Amy Barrett-Lennard Curator
Barry Strickland Writer/Researcher
Date: Thursday OCTOBER 16th 2014
Time: Open Bar at 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Melbourne Hotel 942 Hay Street Perth
Geoff Warn (Government Architect for WA & principal of Donaldson Warn Architects)
Geoff Warn is the current government architect in Western Australia and began the role in November last year. Warn is also an academic as professor of architecture at Curtin University. He is a highly respected practitioner and director of Donaldson + Warn, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio with a strong reputation for design expertise and with extensive experience in architecture, urban design and master planning. Geoff has been an enthusiastic promoter and spokesperson for the value of design excellence and creative practice. He has been actively involved on a range of government and institutional advisory review boards & awards panels. He’s a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for Architecture Australia, and a keen advocate for the value of the arts. Geoff was Professor of Architecture at Curtin University 2005 – 2010.
Craig Smith (Perth City Architect & principal of Craig Smith Architect)
Craig Smith was appointed City Architect of the City of Perth in 2007 and his city work includes the What If project, the Urban Design Framework, Plot Ratio and Built Form Study, Key Worker Housing Project and the new city library. He is a member of the Elizabeth Quay Design Advisory Panel. His private work, as principal of the practice Craig Smith Architect, ranges through commercial, transport, schools, factories and housing to mining, heritage and town centre studies. Craig taught at UWA till the 1990s and established the Housing Research Information Centre. He has represented the Australian Institute of Architects at state and national levels, in public affairs, membership and education as well as sitting on various Government committees.
Amy has been Director/C.E.O. of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts since 2006. PICA is an institution central to the contemporary art scene in Perth and W.A., exhibiting an inspiring range of contemporary visual, performing and cross-disciplinary arts practices.
A regular contributor to the broader national arts and cultural communities, Amy has sat on numerous boards and panels. Amy is currently a member of the Murdoch University Art Collection Board and Edith Cowan University’s CREATEC and has been President of the Contemporary Arts Organisations Australia (CAOS) network since 2009.
Barry is a freelance consultant, researcher and writer, working variously within the arts and cultural, heritage, tourism and broadcasting arenas. He has written a number of documentary films, the most recent being about the horses that served Australia in the Great War. In 2013 Barry Strickland received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia.