Llewellyn Regler (left)  is the National Technical Manager for facades at Network Architectural. He helps to ensure that all products we deliver to the façade market are safe and of high quality.

Matthew O’Neill (right) has 10 years engineering and consulting experience in the façade industry. Leveraging his commercial and residential design experience, Matthew has expanded his expertise to include facade remedial works in the existing building space.

In this wide-ranging and revealing interview, Llewellyn and Matthew explain the intricacies of facade design and what is and isn’t the right way to address the issue of flammable cladding and where do we need to be in the very near future.

This podcast is brought to you in association with Network Architectural.

Based in Clontarf, NSW, James Cooper has been implementing the principles of sustainable design for over 25 years and brings his knowledge of passive solar and climate conscious design to his client base primarily in Sydney, but also in regional VIC, NSW and QLD – providing high end design solutions with a built in focus on thermal performance maximisation.

James has won many awards over the course of his career. He is a Multi-time National Award winner of Environmental and Energy Efficient Building Designs and Multi Time National Design Award for New Residential and Commercial Building Designs. 

 Most recently in 2022, James won the National Design Award for Heritage Buildings/Adaptive reuse  for  Laureston House in Gladesville NSW.

He talks with us on the differences between passive house, passive solar and passive design and also how and why location / orientation, façade materials, shading, and window/door glazing considerations affect house design.

This podcast is brought to you in association with AWS, proud sponsors of our 2023  Sustainable series of podcasts.

Richard Hough has been a structural engineer with Arup for over 40 years, including periods as a Director in Arup’s London office, as Managing Principal of Arup’s California practice, and as Managing Principal of Arup New South Wales.    

He joined the Sydney office in 1970 during the final stages of design of the Sydney Opera House, then led the Arup team during the 2000’s assisting Richard Johnson and Utzon’s office on the Opera Theatre Renewal Project. 

On the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, Richard Hough talks exclusively about some of the lesser-known facts of building this global icon.

Jan Kwak is Managing Director of Australia and Asia at Hatch.com, an award-winning multidisciplinary leader in engineering, operational and development projects in  the metals, energy and infrastructure industries. 

Jan oversees an estimated 1000 staff on  more than 200 projects, and has managed every aspect of the design, construction, commissioning and operation of large-scale mines over 25 years. 

Jan has been a vocal advocate for building sustainable communities around mines. He explains how  building such communities can improve the quality of life of mine workers and their families, as well as provide long-term economic benefits to the local area.

Professor Chimay Anumba is a Professor and the Dean of the College of Design, Construction, and Planning at the University of Florida. 

 He has over 500 scientific publications to his name and has also supervised 56 doctoral candidates to completion and mentored over 25 postdoctoral researchers. 

He is the recipient of the 2018 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award and is  also a member of the US National Academy of Construction (NAC).

Professor Anumba talks about the growing influence of Digital Twin technology in the design and build sector across the world.

Architectus has launched a new landscape architecture offering, introducing a number of leading Landscape Architects to our growing Urban Futures team. The change allows the practice to make an even greater impact through layered, integrated design solutions for cities and communities. 

The expanded offering will be led by Esther Dickins, a highly respected Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with more than 25 years in the industry. Esther comes to Architectus from design practice Scott Carver, where she was a Director with a career portfolio of major multi-disciplinary projects throughout Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.

She explains the latest in biophilia, water-saving design and trends in hospitality design.

This podcast is brought to you in association with Stormtech  proud sponsors of our 2023 Hospitality & Retail series of podcasts.

Rob Kirkovski is the MD & Principal Design Manager for The Rural Building Company, with a design history that spans close to 30 years, with a background in architecture, interior design and construction. 

In this exclusive interview, Rob talks about  building styles, the industry, his recent HIA award win and the differences in building styles between his native Western Australia and the more populous Eastern States.

Lorena Gaxiola, an internationally acclaimed interior architect and designer renowned for her expertise in creating bespoke spaces that add value to any project. 

With over two decades of experience, Lorena has worked across Europe, the US, Australia and China, making her well versed in global market trends. 

Based in Sydney, Lorena leads a team of multi-faceted female creatives, dedicated to offering clients a holistic approach, combining conceptual architecture, interior designs, product development and branding to deliver a client-centric service.

In this exclusive interview, she talks about the influences, concepts and ideas that have made her an award-winning Interior Architect & Designer who provides strategic and unique solutions for progressive property developers across the world.

This podcast is brought to you in association with GH Commercial proud sponsors of our 2023 Commercial series of podcasts.

Darren Palmer began his career designing beautiful and personalised homes for discerning clients. Today, Darren Palmer has evolved into a prestigious brand that stands for inspirational design, timeless appeal and accessible luxury.

As adesigner, writer and speaker known for his stylish and classic interior designs, Darren  is an established and well-regarded member of the Australian design community.

In the exclusive interview, he talks about new designs, bathroom ideas and why designing windows properly is crucial for sustainability.

This podcast is brought to you in association with AWS, proud sponsors of our 2023  Sustainable series of podcasts.

We talk to World famous Egyptologist Dr Mostafa Waziry on the upcoming Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs  exhibition that is coming to the Australian Museum in Sydney on November 18, featuring over 180 priceless artefacts, many never seen outside of Egypt.

Dr Waziry talks about the uniqueness of Egyption building techniques, scientific advancements and why the fascination with Ancient Egypt and its culture is as strong as ever, some 40 centuries after the height of own Golden Age.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs will be be held at the Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney and is presented in partnership with World Heritage Exhibitions, Neon and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the NSW Government.