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Melbourne Edition 2024

March 19, 2024, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

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We are back in Australia! After a stunning first experience last year, the international event series “Architects, not Architecture” comes again to Australia with events in Melbourne and Sydney in 2024! Three different well-known architects will be participating in each of the cities, and we can’t wait to meet the Australian community at these events.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at The Edge at Fed Square in Melbourne, following distinguished architects will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them as architects in the most important creative periods in their lives:

Jeremy McLeod, Breathe Architecture, Melbourne – www.breathe.com.au
Maggie Edmond, Edmond + Corrigan
Jefa Greenaway, Greenaway Architects, Melbourne – www.greenawayarchitects.com.au

“Architects, not Architecture”, or “AnA”, gives guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is only one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about their architectural projects. This has allowed audiences around the globe to enjoy unique personal content since the format was introduced in 2015. 

Doors open at 17:30 AEDT.
The talks start at 18:00 AEDT.

This event is taking place with the collaboration of the Australian Institute of Architects and is kindly supported by Equitone, Fisher & Paykel, BrickworksAllegion, Space, and Capral.


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Program live


“Doors open” & Get-Together

18:00 – 18:15



Two Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

19:15 – 19:45

Break & Fingerfood


Last Speaker (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

20:15 – 20:30

Round table discussion & Q&A

20:30 – 21:30

Get-Together & Drinks

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About the Speakers

Jeremy McLeod is the founding director of Breathe Architecture, a sustainable practice recognised with over 20 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awards. He is the recipient of the 2018 Victorian President’s Prize and the AIA’s 2016 Leadership in Sustainability Prize. Jeremy is co-founder of Nightingale Housing and Head of Partnerships at Goodbye Gas. He believes architects, through collaboration, can push industry and government to do better for a country in a housing and climate crisis. Founded in 2001 by Design Director Jeremy McLeod and Tamara Veltre, Breathe is a Melbourne-based studio creating world-class architecture and has a reputation for remaining at the forefront of sustainable design over the last 20 years by rigorously pursuing design that’s beautiful, seemingly effortless, and environmentally positive. www.breathe.com.au

Maggie Edmond, an esteemed Australian architect known for her humility and determination, has significantly shaped the architectural landscape in Australia through her partnership in the Melbourne-based firm Edmond and Corrigan. Her work, known for its innovative and culturally informed design, has earned numerous awards, including the RAIA state awards and the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, which she received retrospectively in 2023 alongside her partner Peter Corrigan. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Edmond has been recognized with an honorary doctorate and is celebrated for her influential role in Australian architecture, particularly in Melbourne. Her practice is noted for its deep exploration of cultural issues and making public statements through architecture.

Jefa Greenaway is a founding Director of Greenaway Architects (est. 1998), an Honorary Fellow of Design at Deakin University, an Adjunct Industry Fellow at Swinburne University and an Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) National Cultural Ambassador. He has championed Indigenous led design thinking for 3 decades as a registered architect across three States, as founding Director of Indigenous Architecture + Design Australia (IADA), and as co-author of the International Indigenous Design Charter, with a particular interest in design equity and Country-centred design. Key projects include the $11B North East Link Project, winner of the 2022 WAFX Future Infrastructure award, the University of Melbourne Student Precinct project, winner of the 2023 Victorian Architecture Medal, and the winning design competition for the National First Nations College at UTS, as well as the recently opening Stage II of the Koorie Heritage Trust, at Federation Square. www.greenawayarchitects.com.au

Jeremy McLeod, Breathe Architecture, projects:
The Commons
Photography: Tom Ross
Brick and Gable House
Photography: Tom Ross
Photography: Tom Ross
Edgars Creek House
Photography: Tom Ross
Breese St.
Photography: Tom Ross
ANZ Breathe
Photography: Tom Ross
Four Pillars Gin
Photography: Anson Smart
Nightingale Ballarat
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Nightingale Skye House
Photography: Tom Ross
Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Photography: Andrew Wuttke
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Jefa Greenaway, Greenaway Architects, projects:
Koorie Heritage Trust
Photography: Peter Bennetts
Ngarara Place at RMIT
Photography: Moorina Bonini
The Lowitja Institute
Photography: Peter Casamento
North East Link Project
Greenaway Architects x Greenshoot Consulting, Warren and Mahoney, BKK and T.C.L
University of Melbourne Student Precinct
Photography: Peter Bennetts
Queens and Collins redevelopment
Greenaway Architects
Margot Street Townhouses
Photography: Axiom Photography
Indigenous Learning Circles, Swinburne University of Technology
Greenaway Architects
Middle Park Residence
Photography: Shannon McGrath
UTS Indigenous Residential College
Greenaway Architects
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Maggie Edmond, Edmond and Corrigan, projects:
Keysborough Church of Resurrection
Photography: John Gollings
Merli House
Photography: Dianna Snape
Fairfield Amphitheatre
Photography: Andrew Middleton
Lehrer House Alterations
Photograph: Robin Boyd Foundation
Windsor Fire Station
Edmond and Corrigan
RMIT Building 8
Edmond and Corrigan
Ringwood Library Complex
Edmond and Corrigan
Niagara Galleries
Photograph: Trawny
Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre
Photography: John Gollings
VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) School of Drama
Edmond and Corrigan
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The event venue

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The Edge is the glass theatre crown jewel of the Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. Its extensive glazing provides views of some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, such as the Yarra River, The Alexandra Gardens, Victoria Arts Centre spire and surrounding parklands. The intricate steel lattice work also offers a unique backdrop that envelops the interior, while still maintaining the unobstructed views of the city.