In 2013 Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjørvika urban development in Oslo, Norway.
With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects.
Sheila O’Donnell & John Tuomey
Buildings include Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Dublin; Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; London School of Economics Student Centre; St. Angela’s College, Cork; and Central European University, Budapest. They are working on a new cultural and education quarter in Stratford, East London, which includes new buildings for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Well Theatre, and on an Academic Hub and Library for the Dublin Institute of Technology. Both are Professors at UCD and have lectured in Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA. They were elected honorary fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010. They are both members of Aosdána.
Vo Trong Nghia
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
In 2006, he started his firm, Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The early projects were characterised by bamboo structures. This design approach combined with bamboo treatment and construction brought him global awards and recognition.
Several years later, he also started green projects utilising not only landscape plants, but also designing green facades and roofs which work as a bio-skin for buildings. His aim is to rehabilitate Vietnamese urban condition with greenery in order to reconnect humans back to nature. ‘House for Trees’ is a project that is now a series of projects working to bring more and more greenery to Vietnamese cities and aiming to solve the problem of urban pollution.
Nghia has received international prizes and honours including but not limited to; AR House award, ARCASIA gold medal and Building of the Year, FuturArc Green leadership Award. He also was selected as one of the 2014 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
Besides running his architectural practice, Nghia has continued to be involved in architecture at a grassroots level by teaching at the Singapore University of Technology & Design in 2015. Currently, he is a visiting professor of Hiroshima Institute of Technology.
Anupama Kundoo Architects
Kundoo has built extensively in India and has had the experience of working, researching, and teaching architecture in a variety of cultural contexts across the world: TU in Berlin, AA in London, TU in Darmstadt, Parsons New School of Design in New York City, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Cornell University, and is currently Professor at UCJC Madrid.
Kundoo’s work extends to urban design and planning projects, with her background in rapid urbanisation related development issues, about which she has written extensively. She taught urban management at the TU Berlin and recently proposed her strategies for a future city for Africa, as part of the Milan Triennale 2014.
Kundoo graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Bombay and obtained her Ph.D. from the Technische Universitaet Berlin.
Her research-oriented practice was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2016.
Glenn Murcutt AO LFRAIA
Highly awarded, his work is best known for its distinctive Australian character and environmental sensitivity. He worked in the office of Ancher, Mortlock, Murray and Woolley for five years before establishing his own practice in 1970.
Glenn is a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales and is highly regarded as a teacher, critic and lecturer around the world.
Whilst overseeing the growth of CODA over the past twenty years, Emma has developed a keen interest in the culture of practice. She has established a reputation as a leading voice on equity in architecture, particularly the improvement of pathways for women in practice. As founding Chair of the AIA’s National Gender Equity Committee, Emma has been pivotal in generating a movement of change in practice across Australia.
Architectural studies at RMIT led Rodney to a part-time lecturing role there, and then on to a two-year internship working for Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam.
Returning to Melbourne in 2007, and after establishing March Studio, Rodney was commissioned to design and deliver projects for residential and commercial projects both in Australia and overseas. The scope of March Studio’s portfolio includes retail store design for Aesop, Sneakerboy, Damir Doma and Baker D Chirico, architectural and interior design for numerous residential projects and the award-winning Hotel Hotel, and hospitality design for restaurants including Lucy Lui, The Press Club, Gazi and The Smith amongst others. March Studio has also completed a significant body of self-initiated projects that explore the ideas of location, personality, social status and how the architecture and design of today will impact the future.
March Studio represents a new generation of architects in Australia who have been educated in a digital environment but embrace the fundamental elements of making and innovation to realise their projects. The outcomes of this particular mix are highly crafted projects born and refined through the utilisation of a digital and computational process, but also embedded in a thorough knowledge of materials and construction.
Penny Collins and Huw Turner
Born in Sydney, Penny studied at the University of Sydney and worked for the department of public works, before a 10 year period in Europe working for Grimshaw, Richard Rogers, and Foster and Partners.
Born in Wales, Huw studied architecture at London’s South Bank University, and worked in the studios of Eva Jiricna, Richard Rogers, and Norman Foster over a 12 year period prior to emigrating to Australia in 2000, and working for Hassell in Sydney.
Collins and Turner is currently working across Australia on a broad spectrum of project types. Current projects include private houses, hospitality spaces, education and multi-residential works, including a 35 story mixed use tower on the former News Ltd site in Parramatta.
Recognition for Collins and Turner projects includes the Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing in 2008 for the Boomerang Beach houses, and the 2013 Sulman Medal, National Architecture Award, and Sustainability Award for the Waterloo Youth Centre.
Rachel Nolan and Patrick Kennedy
Kennedy Nolan is an architecture practice which has established a strong reputation for making architecture with a distinct approach to built form and highly considered interiors and has been recognised by numerous design awards.
Kennedy Nolan has been the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the University of Melbourne and has been widely published both in Australia and abroad.
The work of Kennedy Nolan is informed by the socially progressive aspects of modernism and seeks to engage with landscape and memory to engender meaningful relationships between people and their environments.
John has an international reputation as a design architect and has developed a design process that builds upon ideas that evolve from a site’s topography, landscape, history and context and a client’s particular aspirations and values. The architecture of John Wardle Architects (JWA) is closely tailored to its place and highly experiential in nature. John is attuned to the importance of detail – it is through the detail that the nature of material, the fit to function and the experience of occupation is expressed.
The work of JWA has been celebrated in the publication of two monographs: Volume – John Wardle Architects, published by Thames & Hudson in 2008 and most recently, This Building Likes Me, published by Thames & Hudson in 2016.