SA Christmas Drinks

10 December 2018

The ACA – SA Committee hosted our President’s Christmas Drinks on the rooftop of the Darling Building on Friday, 23 November.  It was a beautiful sunny afternoon for members to get together and celebrate the end of year.

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ACA President John Held with ACA – SA Committee member Kirsty Hewitt from Khab Architects.


John Held spoke of continuing support for the ACA and our growth in membership over the past few years. He noted that good design, good business practice, good procurement, social responsibility and exploration of new ways of practicing architecture are not mutually exclusive.  Whilst ACA started as an employer organization, it is much more than that, and helps to answer the challenges faced by practising architects in Australia.

The restored Darling Building has been a multi award winner this year and our thanks goes to Williams Burton Leopardi for hosting our party on their rooftop. From here we also enjoyed a view of the construction of the Uniting Communities building on Franklin Street.  Thanks to David Burton for providing a guided tour of their new offices.

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Justin Cucchiarelli from Studio Nine with Andrew Robertson from CTC.

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From left: Adrian Evans from JPE Design Studio, Jane Steinke and Ian Hore from Walter Brooke, Rachel Pierro from Aspire, and Necia Mickel from Walter Brooke.

7 - SA drinks Richard and Cate

Richard Taylor from Beaumont Studio with Cate Hayden from Hardy Milazzo.

Photos: Aaron Schintler