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Top architects in Launceston for public lectures

Architectural enthusiasts will have the chance to hear from two of the country’s rising stars of architecture when they deliver public lectures in Launceston tomorrow (Friday, 1 September 2017).

As part of the Inveresk Design Forum, a series of public lectures hosted by the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design, Mathew Hinds, from Taylor and Hinds Architects, and Andrew Maynard, from Austin Maynard Architects, will discuss their work.

Forum organiser and architecture lecturer Helen Norrie said it was an opportunity for interested members of the public to hear from award-winning, widely-published architects.

“Having architects of this calibre visit our school is important for students but we’re keen to see the community come along too,” Dr Norrie said.

“I’m sure that people with an interest in design and architecture will have seen Andrew Maynard’s work in magazines and on television for many years.

“And although their firm is only a few years old, Taylor and Hinds have already made a splash; this year they won Tasmania’s top residential architecture award, the Esmond Dorney Award, for Cross House.

“Like many of the people at the forefront of design in Australia, both of these architects, and their co-directors Mark Austin and Poppy Taylor, are graduates of the University of Tasmania.”

Inveresk Design Forum, School of Architecture and Design

Friday, 1pm-2pm – Mathew Hinds

Taylor and Hinds is a Tasmanian based practice established in 2013. Mathew Hinds will be discussing the methodologies behind a number of their most recent projects, with particular focus on the manner by which the practice formulates ideas and translates concepts into built experience.

Friday, 5pm-6pm - Andrew Maynard

Austin Maynard architects was established to strike a balance between built projects and bold, polemical design studies. The resulting highly crafted built work and socio-political concepts have garnered global recognition. Austin Maynard Architects explore architecture of enthusiasm.

Image: Tower House, by Austin Maynard Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Published on: 31 Aug 2017 12:14pm