Closing the Loop: Rethinking Architectural Practice


21 Jun 2023

5:30 pm – 8 pm (AEST)

S Block, Level 12, Owen J. Wordsworth Room
Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane City, QLD 4000
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Given the environmental impact of the built environment industry, global skills shortages in the construction sector, increased housing demand and the need to work within our planetary boundaries, we cannot afford to continue building in the way we do now. We must urgently rethink our current building culture and practices, and find solutions that allow to us build more with less material. We need to make better use of renewable resources that generate fewer greenhouse gases while at the same time creating high-quality outcomes. 

Both the productivity of the building process and the energy and resource efficiency of our building systems must be improved. To achieve this, we need to close the loop of existing isolated and linear paradigms and practices. 

In this talk, Tim Schork from the Queensland University of Technology will illustrate how to multiply and close the loops between education and research, academia and industry, disciplines and knowledge, design and materials, technology and people.


​Tim Schork
School of Architecture and Built Environment in the Faculty of Engineering, QUT



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