By Emma Crick | 21 Sep 2016

Emma Crick, Associate Director and landscape architect at Urbis, participated in Brisbane’s latest PechaKucha night, held at the Powerhouse on Wednesday 20 September. Brisbane Open House put together an impressive line-up, all presenting around the theme of the Built Environment.

Outlining how Urbis shapes our cities and communities, Emma delivered a compelling presentation showcasing three large projects: Rockhampton Riverside and CBD Masterplan, Queen’s Wharf and Howard Smith Wharves revitalisation. These projects demonstrate Urbis’ longstanding commitment to creating fantastic places for people.

Among the many other interesting speakers were: Mark Damant of Woods Bagot describing the cutting-edge design of 1 William Street, currently under construction and shortly to become Brisbane’s tallest building; Daniel Templeman from Brisbane City Council presenting on Public Art and his very own artist’s perspective on Brisbane as a changing city landscape and; David Cowan of Brisbane City Council who spoke about the “Buildings that Breathe” design guide and approach, for which Urbis was credited for its involvement on the night.

The PechaKucha concept is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. These informal, fun gatherings bring creative people together to share their ideas, works and thoughts. PechaKucha has become an institution among creative circles and can be found happening in more than 900 cities around the world.

Urbis is proud to be an event sponsor of Brisbane Open House which celebrates Brisbane’s architecture. You can access more information on Brisbane Open House here.