So what is the irresistible future, and what can we start doing today to move towards it? The essence of the journey begins in the ideas of regenerative development, something she has explored since her PhD in 2005, developed further in the award winning book ‘Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative sustainability’, co-written with Chrisna du Plessis.
Jane is the founder of Biomimicry Australia, a collaborative network dedicated to promoting the understanding and uptake of Biomimicry. She was a member of the winning team for the LFIA’s Living Building Challenge design competition for the Brickworks retail centre, contributing advice on Biophilia and Biomimicry. Jane delights in facilitating informative and playful workshops, especially when they involve going outside.
Two of Nature's sustainability principles are inter-dependence and diversity. Yoshimi and Jon, as long time facilitators of change, focused on these two principles throughout the design and build of their LBC Certified Biophilic Net Zero home. Alongside Graham, they look forward to sharing The Art of Communicating Biophilia (including the science of Buckminster Fuller). Biophilia is no longer a 'nice to have' or luxury, it's a build industry imperative to include how human nature - what we do, think, feel and advocate - connects us with Nature and with each other.
In 2015, Alison was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame. She appeared for eight years as a regular panelist on the ABC TV show, The New Inventors and her most recent work is as a producer with media company ZAKPAGE, making innovative cultural documentaries and drama. Alison is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of NSW, a Councillor for the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Chairperson of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
She was before this, the Director, Strategy & Engagement at Sydney Living Museums. Spanning 20 years, her career has been dedicated to cultural leadership that connects citizens and tourists to special places, the arts and heritage through a broad range of citywide public engagement programs, including festivals, exhibitions and books. She is a 2017 Churchill Fellow with her fellowship focused on heritage precincts and tourism. She completed her PhD on the history of apartment living in Sydney in 2009.
Graham currently contributes to the Living Future Institute, Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Panel; and South Western Sydney Health, Arts and Health Planning Committee; and is an active member of Interpretation Australia. He exhibits in both galleries and outdoor shows such as Sculpture by the Sea, and is the recipient of several funded residencies and government grants.
In 2018 Caroline transitioned her studio to an agile sole person practice working online and from home - pre-COVID! This was done to enable her to collaborate with others and focus on how to strategically accelerate positive action on climate change. In addition to some great projects, this sees Caroline contribute as Spokesperson for Australian Architects Declare, Chair of 1 Million Women, member of government design panels and lecturer at a number of architecture schools.
In addition to TBC projects, Guy is currently working on a field guide for the Primates of Indo-China and serves as a commission member for the IUCN – Commission for Ecosystem Management and Species Survival Commission. Guy maintains an ongoing research interest in modelling habitat use in primates, community lead forest conservation, and the use of film, storytelling and digital media to support effective conservation strategies.
Joe is Design Director for a number of the Sydney studio’s recent projects. He has experience on a wide range of project types, including university/education, research, public and cultural buildings, commercial and hotel buildings, as well as master planning. He brings a strong focus on creating a positive civic interaction with the public domain to each of his projects.
Mary is a leader in creating places that foster the health of the occupants and the environment. She has been recognized as a Living Building Challenge Hero and recently received the IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board and served on the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certification Standards Board from 2013-2016. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the ILFI Biophilic Design Initiative and the board of The Biophilic Institute.
Sacha is a collaborator who delivers innovative design within a social framework, reinforcing the role that cities can play in creating economic, social and creative opportunity. Through his work, Sacha promotes uplifting quality of life, encouraging social equity and elevating the human spirit through design.
Recognised as one of the top 30 Landscape Architects operating globally, Sacha advocates for design excellence, environmental resilience, and civic delight.