17 & 18 October 2013
In October of 2013 GANA met at Rigagtta Point in Canberra with representation from 7 states
Alastair Swayn (ACT), Peter Poulet (NSW), Robert Foote (NT), Malcolm Middleton (QLD), Ben Hewett (SA), Kirsteen Mackay (SA), Sharon Mackay (SA), Geoffrey London (VIC), Jill Garner (VIC), Melinda Payne (WA)
David Parkin, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Architects
Dorte Ekelund, Director General for Environment and Sustainable Development
Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect of Scotland
Rob Thorman who is the Chair of the ACT Land Development Agency Design Review Panel
State updates on the status and progress on Design Review. Investigating opportunity for collective GANA approach or endorsement of state approaches. Importance of independence of panel and/or Government Architect (GA).
- General agreement advice provided by GA’s and DRP’s must continue to be supported and advocated for by design professionals.
- Various GA’s are undertaking work to establish the value of design for the Australian context.
- Design quality teams /panels exist in various agencies across Australia and can include Government Architects for status and independence.
Comparison of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site Competition process in Adelaide, to Flinders Station in Melbourne. Opportunity identified to assist with AIA guidelines.
Ben Hewett & Sharon Mackay presented the process (including public engagement) undertaken throughout the Royal Adelaide Hospital site Competition. http://odasa.sa.gov.au/rahsite/
Different competitions models examined from Brisbane, EU and New York.
Geoffrey London provided final version of the OVGA ‘Government as Good Client’ document. Endorsement was awarded by GANA.
GANA Tour of the National Arboretum.
GANA Tour of the Lodge Exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design.
David Parken – update on the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) policies and priorities.
Presentations by guests speakers
- Dorte Ekelund, Director General of Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate: Canberra’s future – Big projects and contributions by design processionals.
- Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect of Scotland: 10+ years of investment in good design and policies for architecture and place. The Scotland study ‐ What is the value and where and why is there value (available end February 2014).
- Rob Thorman – Manager Design Review Panel ACT Land Development Agency: Government Architects and Design Review Panels – best practice and current roles in Australia.