TRUDI: Architectural Design Series “Warm Temperate Architecture”


21 Mar 2022

6 pm – 8 pm (AEST)

Empire Church
54-56 Neil St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350
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TRUDI: Architectural Design Series “Warm Temperate Architecture”

The Toowoomba Region’s climate is changing, and the design of architecture and place must respond to this in order to ensure continued liveability and longevity. Toowoomba Regional Council is proud to have created the Toowoomba Region Design: Warm Temperate Climate Building Design Guideline – and is ready to start the journey with its community to design and build more climatically responsive architecture.  

The Toowoomba Region is a unique “Warm Temperate” region on the Great Dividing Range.

Toowoomba Regional Council, in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), has been researching “Warm Temperate” land and establishing a new set of data to define the climate, understand characteristics, and consider how building design can deliver ecologically sustainable outcomes.

This event will be the first talk in TRUDI’s Architectural Design Series. It will bring together thinkers, leaders and makers who have considered and explored design solutions for climate change.

Stephen Sims, architect and director of Toowoomba practice Sims White Architects, will start the evening off weaving a narrative about the local architecture profession’s contribution to climate design. A panel of keen minds will then unpack the nuances of the Toowoomba Region’s climate intricacies, and share collective wisdom, ideas and hopes for the future of this region. Belinda Sanders, ABC Southern QLD, will leave no stone unturned as she moderates her way through the evening.

Panel members include: Dr Kirsty Volz, co-director of Toussaint and Volz, and architecture lecturer at QUT’s School of Architecture and Built Environment; Dr Liz Brogden, design lecturer at the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland; Dr Christa Pudmenzky, climate science lecturer at the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and member of the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences at USQ; and Dr Rosemary Kennedy, director of SubTropical Cities Consultancy and Mulder and Kennedy Architects, and adjunct professor of architecture at QUT.

Nibbles and a drink will be provided on arrival. 

This program will be livestreamed via Youtube, to enable access for those unable to attend in person. Click here to watch the livestream.


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