ACA - Qld/NT July Update

19 July 2016

Two events coming up this month from ACA – Qld/NT.

Welcome New Members

ACA QLD/NT welcomes two new members:
  • ArchitectureXchange, Doonan
  • The Architecture Office, West End.

Lessons from the coalface…Risky Business!

One of our most popular events is the Risky Business Lunch Forum. To maximise the ‘take-away’ value for attendees, this year’s format will include a panel of speakers and roundtable discussion.
Kevin Murphy, Senior Practice Director Operations, BVN; Caroline Treacy, Director, Grey Space; Denis Waring, Principal, PW Architecture. and John Moore, Head of the Insurance, Litigation and Risk Management Group, Thynne + Macartney will share their experiences on topics including:
  • Indemnities/Guarantees
  • Fitness for Purpose
  • Substitution/Non-conforming Products
  • Terminating Your Services
  • Delay Claims

Date: Friday, 22 July 2016

When: 12.30pm for 1.00pm to 3.00pm

What: Presentation and lunch

Where: United Services Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill.

CPD: 1 formal CPD point

Cost: Members: $99.00 p/p   Non-Members $110.00 p/p (incl. GST)

RSVP: Registration form to be returned to by Monday, 18 July 2016

Design of Aged Care Facility creates Life and Vitality

John Wesley Gardens Aged Care Facility is the latest multi-storey aged care community development by Wesley Mission Brisbane.

The new John Wesley Gardens development will integrate into the Geebung community through not only the new built scale, but by building on existing connections with the community. The design recognises the importance of drawing in visitors from the wider community to bring life and vitality to the facility, so the public spaces are easily accessible and are set within beautiful gardens.

The development will see a new aged care community development comprising of 144 beds that will provide a home for elderly residents over two storeys, replacing the 90 beds on the existing site. At the centre of the site is Montville, a building accommodating administration and gathering spaces. Gardens are a priority for resident wellbeing, so a large basement accommodates the majority of car parking, hospitality and back of house functions. Additionally the project includes the refurbishment of a 1960’s chapel as a multi-purpose space for both functions and training.

At this stage the facility is set to open in October 2016.

Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Time: 3.45pm for 4.00pm – until 6.00pm

Venue: John Wesley Gardens Aged Care Facility, 19 Halsmere, Street Geebung

Dress: Standard PPE – Each visitor must provide own PPE.

Parking:  Street parking in Halsmere or Danette Streets, Geebung are near the entry.

CPD: 1 informal CPD point

Cost: 55.00 members/$66.00 non-members

Numbers:  Limited to 50 attendees so register early.

RSVP: by Thursday, 21 July 2016  CLICK HERE for registration form and return to

The Skilful Business Architect

The business of running an architectural practice requires ongoing focus and dedication from business leaders, yet is often neglected in the process of servicing clients and delivering projects.

Management for Design addressed these issues recently in a half day seminar/workshop for the Association of Consulting Architects – QLD/NT. Rob Peake investigated the main elements that make up an architectural business and simplified the complexities of business management across strategy, leadership, people, systems, management, managing risk, financial control and profitability, marketing and project delivery.

As Rob explained the only way to control and build your business is to focus “on your business” rather than “in your business”. The application of these business foundations will set you on your path to establishing a business that enables you to shape and control your destiny.

Contact Rob Peake at Management for Design if you need assistance in building a great architecture business.