Award winning Australian architect to talk sustainability in JHB, DBN and CT

Highly respected and world-renowned Australian architect, Peter Stutchbury, is to present a series of seminars around South Africa from 14 – 17 March 2011. The presentations will be aimed at professionals of the built environment and students.

Peter Stutchbury is the much published, award-winning principal architect of leading architectural firm, Peter Stutchbury Associates. He was winner of the 2008 International Iron and Steel Institute ‘Living Steel’ Competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia and held the 2008 Catedra Luis Barragán in Mexico, a Chair previously held by Glenn Murcutt

Stutchbury is a founding director of the Architecture Foundation Australia and a founding member of the Australian Architecture Association. He has been practicing independently since 1982 and Peter Stutchbury Associates has become a bespoke firm of architects with an innovative approach to design and sustainability.

He is no stranger to South Africa, having undertaken several trips to South Africa and the continent in the past. In 1989 he received a ‘Cann National Scholarship’ and travelled to Africa, spending 12 months recording indigenous buildings and villages from Kenya down through Central Africa to South Africa/Swaziland, delivering his first public lecture at the former Wits University in Johannesburg. During 2007 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town.

BlueScope Steel recently announced its intention to foster a communications campaign around sustainability in the South African built environment. With the global trend towards sustainable building practices, the company believes that roofing and cladding systems should provide optimum levels of performance and lifespan. “When considering the environmental impact of building materials, we need to take into account the function that is being fulfilled, the value that is being created, and the need and aesthetics of particular applications”, says BlueScope Steel’s regional GM, Wayne Miller.

Presentation dates:

14/3/11 – Johannesburg
15/3/11 – Cape Town (UCT)
16/3/11 – Cape Town
17/3/11 – Durban

BlueScope Steel has also announced that the Green Building Council of South Africa will support this series of presentations and provide attendees with an update on the Green Star rating systems at the same time.

Further information will be published when available. Built environment professionals should contact Andrew Slot or Yolande Mellet from BlueScope Steel on 021 442 5420 if interested in attending (or obtain further information from the website )

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