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25 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Podcast - Episode 53 - Fred Nucara (Aston Commercial) and Andrew Fawell (Buxton Stonnington)
This week Olivia is joined by Fred Nucara from Aston Commercial and Andrew Fawell from Buxton Stonnington. Fred and Andrew discuss what characterises an up and coming suburb and share valuable insight into the world of investment from a commercial and residential perspective.
33 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Podcast - Episode 52 - GECA CEO Kate Harris
This week Olivia is joined by Kate Harris, CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia. Kate discusses the importance of transparency in supply chains, digital documentation of materials used in construction and more. Note: The podcast was recorded prior to Kate's DesignBUILD seminar, which has now passed.
22 minutes | May 7, 2019
Podcast - Episode 51 - Binyan Studios' Andrei Dolnikov
This week Laurence sits down with the CEO and Founder of Binyan Studios Andrei Dolnikov. Amongst other things they discuss the company's humble beginnings in Andrei's lounge room to the importance of having an understanding of not just architectural design but also photography.
26 minutes | May 2, 2019
Podcast - Episode 50 - Neue Media's Catherine Sietkiewicz
This week Urban.com.au reaches a significant milestone with our podcast cracking a half century. My guest today is Catherine Sietkiewicz, Senior Content Manager at Neue Media.
25 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Podcast - Episode 49 - Lucent's Sophie Whittakers
This week I sit down with Lucent Development Manager Sophie Whittakers. This follows on from Urban.com.au being invited on a site tour of Lt. Miller & Nightingale last month, which Sophie was kind enough to facilitate.
26 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Podcast - Episode 48 - Castran Gilbert's Michael Lang + David Howard
In this week's episode, I chat to Castran Gilbert Directors Michael Lang and David Howard about the current state of the market.
23 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Podcast - Episode 47 - Johan And Chris from Bates Smart
This week I sit down to chat (and laugh) with Chris Eggleston and Johan Hermijanto from Bates Smart about the office's upcoming exhibition, Time + Space as part of Melbourne Design Week 2019. The exhibition explores the design process, with a focus on the amount of time required to create space. Using the recently completed Club Stand designed by Bates Smart for Victoria Racing Club as a case study, the installation showcases a layered exploration of process and outcome.
15 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
Podcast - Episode 46 - Harcourts CEO Tony Morrison
On this week's episode of the podcast I chat with Harcourts CEO Tony Morrsion to get his thoughts on the state of the market. Tony is of the view that auction clearance rates aren't necessarily a true reflection of the state of the market. We also discuss Tony's history with the business and how and why he made the movie from Tasmania to Melbourne.
20 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Weekly Podcast - Episode 45 - SORA Interiors
For our first podcast of 2019, I sit down with Cindy, Chivonne and Emma of SORA Interiors, which is the sister design office to CHT Architects, hence the name Sora which in Latin means 'sister.' The trio discuss the challenges and opportunities of becoming a standalone office such as fielding an Archisoccer team that is performing better than your parent office, in addition to some of the types of projects they are currently working on. The PANTONE Color of the Year for 2019 also rates a mention. That's Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546) for those of you playing at home.
25 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 44 - City of Melbourne's Cr Nick Reece
In this week's podcast, recorded at Melbourne Town Hall, I chat with Councillor Nicholas Reece who is also the chair of the City of Melbourne's Planning Portfolio. We discuss the City of Melbourne's 'Melbourne Design Guide' for the Central City, why they are necessary to ensuring a walkable city and diverse streetscapes that add to Melbourne's design credentials and heritage fabric.
24 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 43 - Hayball's Sarah Buckeridge and Andrew Moulding
On today's episode, I sit down with Hayball's Sarah Buckeridge and Andrew Moulding to discuss the office's work on Frasers Property's Burwood Brickworks project in Burwood East.
27 minutes | Dec 5, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 42 - Atelier Ten's Paul Stoller
This week's episode of the Urban.com.au podcast comes to you from the Harbour City, where I sat down with Atelier Ten Director Paul Stoller in the company's Sydney office on Pitt Street.
23 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 41 - Beller Commercial's Fred Nucara
Beller's Commercial Director Fred Nucara discusses some of the commercial leasing trends the company has noticed over the course of the year and provides his forecast for the market in 2019.
18 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 40 - CHC's Simon LeNepveu
This week Laurence sits down with Simon LeNepveu of architecture and urban design practice, ClarkeHopkinsClarke to discuss the office's involvement in a research project, ‘Building Connections’, designed to support school systems and planning authorities in rethinking how schools engage with local communities and urban surrounds. Simon is part of an expert research panel, led by The University of Melbourne’s Dr. Ben Cleveland, for the research project which explores the idea of schools being used as community hubs and utilising them beyond the hours of 9.00am to 3.30pm.
18 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 39 - Isaac Mortimer
This week I catch up with a really good friend and former colleague of mine, Isaac Mortimer, who is a senior CGI Artist at FKD Studio. We chat about his transition from architecture into the world of CGI visualisation, how it came about, what he finds so interesting about it and his advice for anyone looking to take it up as a career.
23 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 38 - Planes, Buses and trains
This week Alastair and I briefly chat about the new VRC Club Stand at Flemington which has been unveiled in time for the Melbourne Cup. We also discuss Melbourne Airport's master plan vision which includes the proposed location for an Airport Station as part of the AirRail Melbourne proposal being considered by the State Government as well as some cosmetic upgrades to terminals and changed vehicular access. A few election topics are covered including more level crossings and planning zones from Mentone through to Frankston. Alastair also laments the lack of bus love in Melbourne from either side of politics.
27 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 37 - Atlas Architects
In today's episode of the Urban.com.au weekly podcast, I catch up with two old friends who also happen to be the co-founders of Atlas Architects. Based in Footscray, the architecture practice was established in 2015 by Aaron Neighbour and Ton Vu after studying at RMIT together and then working in Graeme Gunn's office for a period of time.
22 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 36 - Liberal for Prahran Dr Katie Allen
Following on from Urban.com.au's earlier Podcasts with Greens Member for Prahran, Sam Hibbins and Labor Candidate for Prahran, Neil Pharaoh, today we complete the trifecta with Liberal Candidate for Prahran, Dr. Katie Allen. Dr. Allen and I discuss the challenges facing Melbourne and Victoria as a result of unprecedented levels of population growth and what the State Coalition's policies to tackle these issues are, should they be elected to form government on November 25.
17 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 35 - Labor for Prahran Neil Pharaoh
Following Urban.com.au's chat with Greens Member for Prahran and transport spokesperson, Sam Hibbins, we sit down with Labor candidate for Prahran, Neil Pharaoh. Neil discusses the Labor Party's key transport projects including the Suburban Rail Loop, level crossing removals and the current Melbourne Metro Project and the benefits these represent for the seat of Prahran.
27 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Weekly Podcast - Episode 34 - One Design Office
Laurence sits down with Founding Directors of One Design Office, Samson Tiew and Jon Liow to discuss the cross-disciplinary approach of their office and their work.
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