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Design Speaks: Work Place / Work Life 2019 –
A forum about the future of workplace design

Architecture Media

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

Design Speaks: Work Place / Work Life 2019 – A forum...

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General admission
Includes all sessions, morning tea, lunch and closing drinks.
27/08/2019 $450.00 $0.00
Group ticket – Buy 4, get 1 free
Book for a group of 5 and save $450.
28/08/2019 $360.00 $0.00
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Event Details

The annual Work Place / Work Life forum brings together leading practitioners from Australia and abroad to discuss the issues shaping workplace design, share their experiences and speculate on possible futures. The keynote sessions and case studies will be followed by a moderated panel discussion in which panel members will draw the audience into the conversation.



Primo Orpilla, Co-Founder, Studio O+A (San Francisco)
Sarah Cotton, Co-Director/Organizational Psychologist, Transitioning Well (Melbourne) 
Paulette Christophersen, Partner, PLH Arkitekter (Copenhagen) 
Sue Solly, Spatial Planning Director, Experience Design, Deloitte Digital (Melbourne) 



Arup Workplace (Sydney)
Architect: Emily Moss, Principal, Hassell.
Client: Andrew Pettifer, NSW Regional Leader, Arup.


Barwon Water headquarters (Geelong)
Architect: Martin Palmer, Director of Architecture, GHD Woodhead.
Client: Tracey Slatter, Managing director, Barwon Water.


Bresic Whitney Offices (Sydney)
Architect: Tony Chenchow, Co-founder, Chenchow Little.
Client: Shannan Whitney, Director, Bresic Whitney.


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Tickets are non-refundable. All details are correct at the time of publication, however changes in format, content and speaker line-up may become necessary, at the discretion of Architecture Media.

Header image: Aller Media Copenhagen by PLH Arkitekter. Photography by Nikolaj Thaning.

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Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

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Architecture Media

Architecture Media is Australia’s leading publisher for the architecture and design community and an associate company of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Publications include Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Houses, Houses: Kitchens+Bathrooms, Landscape Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News, and the websites,, and

Under the Design Speaks brand, we present these seminar programs and forums: The Architecture Symposiums, Artichoke Night School, AA Roundtable, Our Houses, Work Place/Work Life, Old School/New School, Health Care/Health Design and Housing Futures.

Through a collaboration with the State Library of Queensland, Architecture Media is a founding partner of the annual Asia Pacific Architecture Forum.

Architecture Media delivers awards programs including the Australian Interior Design Awards (in partnership with the Design Institute of Australia), the Houses Awards, the Eat Drink Design Awards and the Australian Urban Design Awards (convened by the Planning Institute of Australia).

We have a reputation for delivering high-calibre, industry-recognized events and programs that celebrate, promote and facilitate the achievements of architects and designers.

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