Brisbane Open House

Keith Allen
Principal
Hassell Studio

A recognised leader in rail planning, design and delivery, Keith has had a hand in some of Australia’s most significant transport developments. He is currently the design director for the enormous Cross River Rail project in Brisbane, overseeing architecture, urban design and landscape design. But he’s also played a key role in city-defining developments such as Metro North West, Sydney. “It’s so satisfying to use a station we design on opening day – to see its positive impact on people straight away. It’s even better knowing it will shape the city for the next 100 years.” This complex, large-scale work requires reserves of both creative design talent and big-picture thinking. Keith brings both together on every challenge, cleverly integrating stations and precincts so they become a natural part of the urban fabric. Born in Northern Ireland and now loyal to his adopted home of Brisbane, he offers the kind of fresh, international perspective that’s so valuable to designing world-class infrastructure.


Dan Tobin
Founder and Creative Director
UAP

“As founder and creative director of UAP, Daniel works closely with the company’s Art + Design teams across all studios and workshops in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York. Throughout 27 years of practice, Daniel has been instrumental in delivering key projects throughout Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia. Daniel has creatively led masterplans for Education City, Qatar and Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Daniel has also worked with influential artists and architects such as Ai Weiwei, Kehinde Wiley, Idris Khan, Carsten Holler, Lindy Lee, Emily Floyd, Judy Watson, Sopheap Pich, Zaha Hadid Architects and Frank Gehry. His artwork has recently been commissioned for the forthcoming National AIDS Monument, West Hollywood. Most recently Daniel Tobin has spearheaded UAP’s Project One Earth with the aim to become a FutureNormal organisation – one that acts meaningfully in its surroundings, aims for 100% wellbeing and sees money as a means not an end.”


Paul Henry 
Managing Director APAC
Populous

Paul is an internationally recognised expert in the design and master planning of stadia, racecourses, arenas and the planning of Olympic Games. He is an Australian architect with worldwide success and oversees all of Populous’ projects in the APAC region. Many of Paul’s stadium designs have become a centerpiece for a city’s development, as well as showcasing Australian skills and expertise. Paul was the director responsible for the design and delivery of all stages of Stadium Australia. He was a director and founder of Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture which was jointly owned by Lobb, eventually transitioning into Populous. During his extensive career, Paul has led the development of world renowned sports and entertainment buildings including the design of the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Nanjing Sports Park for the China National Games, Taiwan Arena, as well as many other major stadia in Australia including Etihad Stadium, MCG North Stand and Perth Stadium PDP. He also led the teams on Suncorp Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium and Metricon Stadium. His team was instrumental in the design of the 2014 Asian Games Stadium in Incheon, Korea and Paul was also involved in the Populous design process for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Wembley Stadium, UK. Paul is an international speaker and has addressed the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland and the World Sports Summit in Beijing, China. Paul was recognised as an Australian Export Hero in 2010 by the Australian Institute of Export and the Governor General of Australia. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of The Export Council of Australia and is passionate about Australia exporting its services, knowledge and creative skills. Paul is proud to represent Australia and the creative industries in export endeavours around the world. Paul was made an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Queensland in 2015.


Chair: Malcolm Middleton
State Architect
Queensland Government 
 

Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA was appointed as Queensland Government Architect in July 2011 after almost thirty years in private practice. He provides project and policy advice and undertakes design reviews for projects across many areas of government as well as chairing the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and Brisbane Open House.

He contributes to many external panels including the Prime Minister’s Official Residence Advisory Committee, the Development and Design Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation and is an independent director of AACA along with many other appointments.  His past design contributions include the role of AIA awards director for Queensland, as a former member of the Queensland Heritage Council and past president of the Property Council in Qld. He is particularly interested in the role architects can play in guiding the urban form of cities and the policy positions needed to achieve an enhanced living environment.

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Image credit: Hassell, artist impression Cross River Rail Woolloongabba

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