LSAA 2018 Conference "Innovate into the Future"
In the modern world, progress is fast. Exciting new opportunities and revolutions in buildings lie around every corner.
Over two days in October, Innovate into the Future will explore the expanding frontiers of architecture and engineering in lightweight structures. It will both examine the changing ideas and concepts in the filed over the years, whilst looking forward to what the future holds.
The conference will show off some of the innovations that will lie at the centre of tomorrow’s world. Cutting edge modern designs and concepts will be highlighted, illustrating design challenges and solutions. These will be combined with workshops that leave delegates with a hands-on perspective of these revolutionary ideas.
For the very first time, the increasing interdisciplinary world around us, expert knowledge from other disciplines will be brought into the forefront, showing how new innovations from outside the lightweight structures filed can now be used to inform and shape the road ahead.
Set against the iconic backdrop of Jorn Utzon’s architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House, so ahead of its time that techniques needed to be invented to enable its construction, the conference aims to fulfil the same spirit of innovation and technological advancement. It promises to be an exciting, unmissable opportunity for delegates through presentations and workshops to discover what tomorrow’s world of lightweight structures will look like and meet some of the key players shaping it.
The Conference will include the renown LSAA Design Awards.
We have two widely regarded Keynote Speakers. Knut Stockhusen from Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Chris Paterson from Populus
Knut Stockhusen received his engineering degree in 1999 from the University of Stuttgart and started to work for Schlaich Bergermann Partner in 2000.
After the successful delivery of large scale sports projects as a project manager and team leader he joined the management of sbp and founded sbp Latin America in 2008.
Since 2015 he is a partner and managing director of Schlaich Bergermann Partner.
He manages diverse projects worldwide and supports the projects with his hands-on approach - from the project development phase through to detailed project design and delivery.
Together with his team he is amongst leading experts in the field of lightweight structures with a particular focus on sports and multipurpose venues, stadium design, long-span roof structures, movable structures and retractable roofs.
Knut lectures all around the world and was presented with a great number of awards both in Europe and internationally, most recently for the new Stadium Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid.
Chris Paterson is a Director of the Populous Asia Pacific region. He is a Senior Principal with over 20 years’ experience in large scale highly specialised buildings that make their mark on a city, including high profile sports projects in Australia and New Zealand such as the award winning Suncorp Stadium, Eden Park Redevelopment, Metricon Stadium, Perth Major Stadium PDP and KL Sports City.
Chris is committed to strong project leadership, pro-active and responsive client relations, and the cultivation of dedicated project teams, all key to his reputation for driving the best possible project delivery. This commitment is framed by his ongoing dedication to thoughtful and inventive high quality design and his demonstrated passion for thought and personal leadership.
Chris has a keen interest in high quality design and environmentally sustainable design. He is also highly experienced in the project delivery process and is committed to providing the best outcomes for clients.