Reuse, Retrofit, Recycle

10 August 2021

Mecca’s upcoming CPD webinar on Wednesday 1 September will feature leading design and engineering experts presenting on Adaptive Reuse in Buildings. ACA members can access a 20% discount. Book now!

The expert panel will include Kerstin Thompson from Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA); Brenda Kingston, Sustainability Director at WSP; Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Founding Director, UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT Centre); Nick Travers, Director at Techne Architects; and Anton James, Director at JMD Design Architects.

The speakers will describe how they have adapted existing building structures and how these projects have positively influenced sustainable outcomes. They will cover the following topics:

  • Adapting existing building structures whilst enhancing performance and functionality.
  • Understanding the decision-making process around deciding to reuse/demolish.
  • What designers/ project stakeholders need to be doing to make sure that something can be retrofitted.
  • Circular economy principles of transforming building waste products into materials for re-manufacture.
  • Understanding why materials are becoming more important to decarbonise.
  • Case studies of adaptive reuse Espy Hotel & Garden State Hotel, Melbourne (Techne Architects), and architectural landscaping projects Cockatoo Island cliff-top walk, NSW and Bungarribee Park, NSW (JMD Design).

For more information about the webinar and the speakers, head to the booking page.


5–7.30pm Wednesday
1 September 2021


$90 per person plus GST, 20% discount for ACA members applies (see discount code below)

Purchase includes course notes, MP4 recording of the session and CPD certificate.


To reserve your place, make your booking here.


2 formal CPD points

Learning Outcomes 

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • List 3 ways that Adaptive Reuse supports sustainable building outcomes
    3.3 Design: Conceptual Design
  •  Describe 3 ways that waste can be recycled into materials for reuse
    4.4. Design: Schematic Design
  • List 3 ways that Adaptive Reuse supports cultural and heritage
    4.2 Design: Schematic Design
  • Describe the link between circular economy principles and how material selections and adaptive reuse can support these outcomes
    4.2 Design: Schematic Design
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