A comprehensive architectural education is founded on design collaboration and discourse across a broad range of academic and practical fields. NBRS is committed to supporting students in their architectural education in the classroom and outside. Last week, NBRS proudly sponsored the Agency 2017 Student Congress held in Sydney from 28 November to 2 December.
The Australasian Student Architecture Congress (ASAC) has been held across the Asia-Pacific Region biennially since the 1960s. The Congress brings a wide range of practitioners, students and graduates together over a series of events. A broad theme of the congress was the “agency that architects have to encourage and ensure equitable access to the rich cultural life of the global city and its peripheries.”
As programme sponsors of the Congress, NBRS presented our understanding of agency in practice at the Opening Night event at the NSW Institute of Architects Tusculum headquarters. Alison Huynh represented the NBRS team and discussed about the role we take as architects, strategic planners and advisers in state government and public projects. Stakeholder and client engagement is a major way in which NBRS acts to promote public interest and encourage innovation and policy reform. We believe that it is important remain impartial, be honest, consider the end-users, and speak up for the disadvantaged stakeholders in the community.
The congress was attended by NBRS students and recent graduates Luen Samonte, Alice Cutcliffe, Mirette Fenhas, Tamiru Kawashima, Erin Arthur and Annabel Blackman.
Photographs by House of Cameo @Houseofcameo