In this edition of Talking Architecture and Design, we talk with Bates Smart director Philip Vivian on the sustainable benefits of timber architecture, the urgent need for urban densification, building for the long term, affordable housing and automation in design.

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian is a Director of Bates Smart architects based in the Sydney Studio. He has a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia; and has studied Global Cities at the London School of Economics.