Rosemary Kennedy FRAIA
Dr Rosemary Kennedy is director of the SubTropical Cities Consultancy as well as the partnership of Mulder + Kennedy Architects. Her architectural and academic interests focus on local solutions to global issues through place-based climate-responsive architecture and urban design. Her contribution to design research is internationally recognised and her published works include the influential urban design manual, Subtropical Design in South East Queensland, a Handbook for Planners, Developers and Decision Makers (BCC, Qld Govt, and QUT, 2010) which she wrote during her leadership of the innovative Centre for Subtropical Design, a collaboration between QUT, Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.
Rosemary was the inaugural winner of the AIA’s prestigious Jennifer Taylor Dunbar Fellowship which she used to visit mega-cities of South-East Asia in 2018 and deepen her knowledge of high-rise apartment buildings and the social, economic and environmental impacts of inner urban high density living. She is currently appointed to QUT as Adjunct Professor. She has been an invited member of the Brisbane City Council’s Independent Design Advisory Panel continuously since 2006. Her numerous peer review roles include being a former Chair of the AIA’s Queensland Chapter Awards.
Rosemary is now a resident of Surfers Paradise and will tell anyone who’ll listen how much she loves the energy and outlook of the Gold Coast.
Director, Anything but Ordinary
Kathryn is the Director of Anything but Ordinary, a services marketing consultancy that specialises in helping B2B, service-based and professional services organisations and teams grow their brand awareness and build genuine client connections to win work.
With more than 20 years’ experience in services marketing for organisations including the University of Queensland, Urbis, Aurecon, Deloitte, MRCagney, DMA Engineers, AECOM, and the Port of Brisbane Corporation, Kathryn works with clients from Fortune 500 firms to small consulting practices to implement programs to support visible expertise and brand building, and work winning.
Amy Degenhart LFRAIA - 2022
Amy is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and a director of three companies, her design consultancy degenhartSHEDD architecture + urban design – led with partner Martyn Shedd – as well as Urban Pure and Bubbl(up), the latter two serving as delivery mechanisms for her innovative and affordable housing visions.
Founded in 1988, after her arrival on the Gold Coast from Chicago, degenhartSHEDD now consults for corporate giants such as Lendlease, Stockland and Metricon Homes, as well as civic leaders like Economic Development Queensland and several Councils throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
Over her 35 years of practice, Amy and her companies have collected industry accolades from the Australian Institute of Architects, World Architecture Festival, UDIA, PIA, City of Gold Coast, Australian Urban Design Awards, Good Design Australia and more.
Allen Lucini graduated from the University of Pretoria before relocating to the United Kingdom where he worked at top tier London Architectural firms. Allen’s international experience spans almost two decades over three continents, having worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Melbourne Australia where he was a Principal and senior design leader at a multinational studio.
Allen has a keen interest in art and culture, particularly at the intersection of art and architecture in the built environment.
Allen is a registered Architect and directs his own design focused studio on the Gold Coast.
James is a Senior cost manager at Turner & Townsend living and working throughout the Gold Coast/South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. James obtained is Bachelor of Urban Development from The Queensland University of Technology, graduating in 2011.
James has spent 10+ years working in the construction industry in both professional quantity survey practices and for main contractors. His experience covers a number of sector including, but not limited to Retail, Commerical, Residential and Government projects.
James has been grown up calling the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales home and is passionate about it's future.
Philip Follent was Gold Coast City Council’s first City Architect (2003 -2008), later appointed Queensland Government Architect (2008-2011). Philip became the inaugural chair of the Queensland Board for Urban Places and inaugural member of the Queensland Design Council. He became the founding Head of the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University in 2011. Philip’s architectural practice has won numerous awards, and he has been declared Lecturer of the Year at Queensland University of Technology across all campuses. He also received the Excellence in Teaching Award in the School of Sustainable Development and Architecture at Bond University. Philip is the former Chair of the Swell Sculpture Festival, executive member of Friends of Currumbin and Tugun Progress Association and a tireless advocate for sustainable city shaping and environmental stewardship.
Professor of Architecture, at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University
Professor Adrian Carter (M. Arch, B.A. Arch, Portsmouth School of Architecture, UK, PhD Aalborg University, DK, and MAA registered architect in Denmark) is Professor of Architecture, at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, since 2014. He studied at the Portsmouth School of Architecture with Professor Geoffrey Broadbent, received a Danish Foreign Ministry scholarship to study urban design with Professor Jan Gehl at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge following studies in a phenomenological understanding of architecture with Professor Dalibor Vesely.
As a practising architect, he has Nordic and International architectural and urban design experience, working together with renowned architects Professor Raili and Reima Pietilä (Helsinki, Finland), Niels Torp (Oslo, Norway), Ancher, Mortlock and Woolley (Sydney), Henning Larsen and Dissing+Weitling in Copenhagen, Denmark. Architectural work has included public buildings, architectural design competitions, master-planning and civil-engineering projects, including the Finnish Embassy New Delhi, India; the Sief’s Palace Kuwait; Tampere Library, Finland; Aker Brygge harbour development, Oslo, Norway; Illum’s Department Store, Copenhagen; Walsh Bay housing, Sydney; Novi Nordisk Headquarters, Copenhagen, Storebælt Suspension Bridge, Denmark; the Øresund combined bridge and tunnel link between Denmark and Sweden, and the European Embassies of the European Union in Abuja, Nigeria.
Professor Carter has previously taught at the Aarhus School of Architecture and at Aalborg University in Denmark, as well as a visiting academic at the University of Sydney, Portsmouth University and University of Tasmania. While at Aalborg University he initiated and became the Director of the Utzon Research Center and was responsible for the realisation of the Utzon Center building on the Aalborg harbourfront, designed in collaboration with Jørn Utzon.
Jemima is the City Architect for the City of Gold Coast. Prior to her appointment, Jemima worked in architectural practices across Byron Bay, Tweed Heads and Brisbane, including 14 years at leading Brisbane studio, Arkhefield. Jemima studied architecture in Brisbane before graduating with a Bachelor of Built Environment (Architectural Studies) and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 2005.
Jemima has a passion for socially responsible, community focused and regional architecture and enjoys collaborating with stakeholders on complex projects to deliver improved places and spaces for all invested. This is evident in her successful delivery of projects for local and state governments, energy and airport corporations, as well as not for profit and private developers, across a wide range of sectors including affordable housing, private residential, airport fit outs, workplace, education, commercial fit outs, retail and infrastructure.
Jemima enjoys extending and sharing her knowledge through panel discussions and industry presentations, guest lecturing at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, volunteering her services for Brisbane and Gold Coast Open House and as a current examiner for the Board of Architects Queensland.