Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

EAIT Student Employability team

When
24 August 2021 6:00pm

Where

Room 200
Advanced Engineering Building (49)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia

Registrations

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Join us for a night of authenticity, inspiration and unfiltered conversations with UQ architecture graduates.

Four speakers, four unique journeys and four completely different careers paths. The common theme? They've all overcome roadblocks to success.

Sometimes things don't go to plan. This event will focus on resilience, lessons learnt and how to bounce back when plan A, B and even C don't work!

Speakers

Lewis OrgarLewis Orgar
Graduate of Architecture
HASSELL

Lewis Orgar is a Graduate of Architecture at global design firm Hassell. He had spent three years working on small rail and commercial projects before graduating in 2019. Since then, Lewis has adapted to working on projects at a much larger scale, including Queensland's largest infrastructure project, Cross River Rail, and the development of city-shaping commercial projects. In parallel, Lewis' interest in tackling problems with the big picture in mind led him to investigate the relationship between event architecture and city-making. Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown his way, Lewis is continuing his research scholarship and aims to uncover how Brisbane's Olympic legacy could be realised.

 

Siubhan RudgeSiubhan Rudge
Architectural Graduate
Architectus

Graduating from UQ with a Master of Architecture in 2020, Siubhan is now an architectural graduate at top-tier design studio Architectus, contributing to large-scale planning and design of education and commercial projects. She is passionate about sustainability and user experience and strives to enhance people’s lives and the places they occupy. Siubhan is keen to bring people together and is involved in national initiatives around sustainability strategies and programmes to develop young professionals. Siubhan is also a committee member for the Queensland Chapter of AIA EmAGN, and facilitates events that benefit emerging architects. She will be sharing how her willingness to push her boundaries and say Yes! to new opportunities has led to rewarding outcomes and opened the door to exciting new opportunities within the industry.

 

Jeremy WoodridgeJeremy Woodridge
Architectural Graduate
Blight Rayner Architecture

Jeremy Woodridge is a passionate Architectural graduate where he has learnt that the experiences and challenges we choose to confront shape the way we approach design. He always takes any opportunity that comes forward, until the start of 2020 where Jeremy moved to New York City to pursue his Architecture dream of working in the global city. He unexpectedly found himself caught in the epicentre of the Pandemic, a Social Movement and political unrest. He shares his #unfiltered story of learning to adapt his career and mindset of architecture and design.

Jeremy has since continued his work at BlightRayner Architecture, where he has brought back new skill sets and approach to design, working to deliver projects including the New Performing Arts Centre and National Rugby Training Centre.

 

Jeremy WoodridgeGrace Weier
Architect
MR Architects

Grace graduated from her Master of Architecture through UQ in 2014. She has worked in the architectural profession as a student, graduate and architect over the last 10 years with experience in small to medium sized architectural firms. Project experience ranges from city scale masterplans, education projects, residential extensions to bespoke heritage projects. She has firsthand experience in the challenges and highlights of entering the architectural profession as a student, and in the transition to becoming a registered architect. Grace has worked with small and large client groups with complex briefs, difficult sites and tight budgets. The enjoyment of seeing a project brought to life through to its completion continues to drive her in this exciting, ever-changing profession.

 

Yasmine Melis
Architectural Graduate
Conrad Gargett

Yasmine graduated from UQ with a Master of Architecture in 2019 and is now working at Conrad Gargett in the Heritage team. She is passionate about the conservation and reuse of existing built fabric and the perspective this offers within the greater issue of sustainability. Working on projects within the Heritage sector has led to the exploration of traditional building techniques and how specialist tradespeople within the industry are essential in retaining this knowledge. Yasmine is also an advocate for pursuing creative interests that lie outside the realm of architecture in order to maintain a grounded perspective.