Innovative Engineering and Design with Brick: Smart Design Studio
May
12
Event Details
WHEN
5:00 pm AEST Wednesday 12/05/2021
WHERE
WEBINAR (Meeting details emailed prior to event)
In this presentation, our speakers will provide an overview of the boundary-pushing façade and interior design for Smart Design Studio in North Alexandria New South Wales.

The drive to create ever more imaginative and unique façade designs is continually challenging conventional engineering practices, forcing façade engineers to produce ever more complicated and elaborate engineering designs to meet creative briefs.

Curved brickwork defines this project with bold brick arches dominating the interior of this project while external brick curves seem to float thanks to some clever engineering, installation techniques and design. With conservation being a key principle, brick also served as a crucial element in allowing the project to align with old heritage warehouses surrounding the inner city neighbourhood.

Speakers
William Smart3
William Smart William Smart, Creative Director – Smart Design Group

B. APP SC, B. ARCH (HON), ARB (UK), AACU, RAIA NOM ARCH 6381

Smart Design Studio, founded in 1997, is a multi-discipline design studio of 40 plus staff offering professional services in architecture and interior architecture and design. Smart Design Studio’s portfolio includes master-planning for urban centres, multi-unit residential developments, private dwellings, retail and commercial developments and fitouts, as well as product design.

William is the founder and Creative Director of Smart Design Studio and is directly involved in every project, contributing at all stages from design to final delivery. His buildings have received critical acclaim, many prestigious awards and have been widely published in architectural and other publications.

His, and the Studio’s, approach to design is holistic, combining both architectural and interior design with a passionate attention to detail. Since 1997, as Creative Director, William has been directly involved in each project, and is continuously exploring ideas in his work relating to flexibility, contemporary living and the merging of art and architecture.

William’s enthusiasm and passionate attention to detail is fundamental to the Studio’s success, motivating a highly dedicated team of architects and interior designers to realise projects of high quality and innovation producing work that is both detailed and resolved.
Jonathan Low3
Jonathan Low Principal, Structural Engineer - Northrop

BE CIVIL (STRUCTURES) MIEAUST CPENG NER

Jonathan began his career as an undergraduate engineer in Northrop’s internship program in 2007 and now manages a group of ten engineers in the Sydney Structural Group. He is passionate about the industry and seeks to bring that passion and enthusiasm to all his projects.

He enjoys collaborating within a team environment and further demonstrates his commitment to the profession by running the section’s undergraduate and graduate program. Jonathan spent time on secondment in Christchurch following the 2010-2011 earthquakes, and became a Chartered Engineer in 2016.

Jonathan has experience in leading large complex projects including rapid build corrections facilities and green field schools. Jonathan enjoys working with architects and developers, as well as within the fast-paced Design & Construct market with contractors.
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