THINK BRICK AWARDS 2018
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Elizabeth holds over 20 years’ experience in governance, brand development, marketing and organizational change.
Prior to joining Think Brick, Elizabeth has held marketing director positions with Walt Disney Television, the Australian Jockey Club and Sports and Entertainment Limited. Elizabeth played a key role in evolving Ford's V8 Supercar program to convert sponsorship to sales of Ford performance vehicles.
Elizabeth has worked with Australian and international sport and theatre talent. She was responsible for launching the High School Musical franchise and its unknown stars (then) in Australia.
Elizabeth identifies strongly with Theodore Roosevelt tenants from his 1910 speech, that the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena and throughout her career has known that enthusiasm and has always tried to dare greatly.
Elizabeth is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chair of the Building Products Innovation Council.
Elizabeth holds a B.Bus from UTS, a Masters in International Business from Macquarie and has most recently completed senior leadership courses at Harvard Business School
Stuart Vokes lives, teaches and practices architecture in Brisbane.
After graduating with honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, Stuart designed the Bald Knob House, which received a commendation at the 1997 RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Awards.
In 2015 Stuart co-founded the practice Vokes and Peters with long-time collaborator Aaron Peters.
Vokes and Peters is better known for its private houses and sustained research in suburban Brisbane, however the practice is currently working on a range of cultural and commercial projects including a studio for a local government office of innovation, a gallery for contemporary art and a public neighbourhood centre.
As well as teaching design at both the University of Queensland and Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, Vokes and Peters curate and host a talk series titled Garden Variety. The line-up of past speakers includes urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, makers, tailors, architects, exhibition designers and brand advisors.
Stuart has served as juror on the AIA national architecture awards program, HOUSES awards, and the Deputy Premier’s inaugural Awards for Urban Design. He is also a member of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel, Abedian School of Architecture Advisory Board, and is registered with the Board of Architects in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Miriam Green is project architect for TRIBE Studio's overseas work, and some of their Australian projects. A First Class Honours graduate, Miriam has led project teams from design through construction, on builds of up to $50 million. As an MCA Ambassador, committee member for the Art Gallery of NSW, and a design festival advisor for MAAS, Miriam's ambition is to design a major cultural institution.
David is a registered architect and currently a Councillor on the City of Port Phillip Council. He is passionate about the contribution architecture can make to the life of the city and believes that planning should be a force for good rather than evil. He is on a mission to make sure our cities keep their incredible historic character + cultural richness as they career headlong into the future. David has taught architectural history + design at the University of Melbourne for many years and is about to realise his dream of becoming an expert international architectural tour guide.
Fooi is a registered architect and the director of OOF! architecture. She loves the charms + challenges of inner city projects and copes with - maybe even enjoys - demanding heritage contexts, weird sites + eccentric clients. She believes that quality is always better than quantity + great ideas trump bling every day of the week. Outside the office, Fooi is a co-founder of DADo, the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation and is also currently one of the 5 directors of ArchiTeam, a national co-operative representing over 640 architects.
Sam Klopper, Director and Partner in Klopper & Davis Architects is an award-winning architect with local and international experience within mixed use, residential and commercial developments.
Along with partner Matt Davis, Sam formed KADA in 2004 as a commercial design architectural practice focussing on elegant architectural solutions. Both Matt and Sam worked for a number of years for large commercial practices in Perth and in Canada. Their final years together at Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland led to the genesis of the partnership.
Sam considers the environment and orientation as a priority in each and every design. The success of his work is borne from the response to site conditions and protection from harsh environmental conditions and access to beneficial environmental conditions. Sam provides great attention to internal planning which makes for exceptionally efficient and practical spaces. Circulation spaces are minimised and internal living and function spaces are the focus of the design.
Sam has lead his business to grow over the years from the original partnership to an established practice of architects and interior designers. KADA currently has over $60M worth of projects from conceptualisation to delivery. These projects range from boutique apartments, simple walk-up developments to high-end residential houses and renovations.