Thu, 26 Mar | Five Mile Radius

Specifically Pacific / John Mainwearing / Lecture Series

John Mainwearing presents - A Regional Perspective and Personality: Architecture and Urban Design for the SubTropics - air, water, shade and pattern. $20. inc drink
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Specifically Pacific  / John Mainwearing / Lecture Series

Time & Location

26 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Mile Radius, 8 Atkins Street, Red Hill QLD, Australia

About the Event

Welcome to our 7th edition of WHAT’S OUT THERE - Five Mile Radius's recurring lecture series for airing and sharing the stories, skills, thoughts and tangents inside us all.

On March 26th we are very proud to host one of Queensland's best subtropical thinkers - John Mainwaring - live on stage at our home at The Foundry, Red Hill. 

John has generously agreed to give us a lecture on his work - a tale of dealing with our climate; our rain, breezes, sun and sky. Over 40 years of practice John has worked to deliver passively ventilated buildings of all scales setting a language for subtropical urbanism from which we all reap the rewards.  Fresh from a Cuban jaunt John is brimming with new perspectives on climatically appropriate design which he’s eager to share.


Seasoned architects and designers will already know John to be one of our best brains on regionalism and passive design in SE QLD. Younger practitioners get ready to level up. 

Alongside John expect the usual Five Mile hospitality including booze, food, music, mud and more. All welcome. 

$20 (includes your first drink).

6.00 pm Arrival.  

6.30 pm Talk.

Architects can claim 1 informal CPD point for attending this event.

About Our speaker:

John Mainwaring studied architecture at the University of Queensland. He is a Life Fellow of the AIA, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has mainly practised in SE Qld and is part of the Sunny Coast architectural brigade. He is currently one of two directors at Hollindale Mainwaring Architecture (formerly JMA architects). John is particularly interested in the relationship between globalism, regionalism and keeping a sense of character within rapid growth corridors in the regions surrounding Brisbane. The practice is currently working on densification, with large low-rise medium density residential and mixed use projects incorporating various demographic typologies. Sustainability, natural light and ventilation are key factors in the design process. Throughout 40 years of practice John has been the recipient of several National and State awards.

Over the Christmas break he spent four weeks in New York and on a discovery tour in Havana Cuba, where he and his son Johnny delighted in architecture of the 1950's and 60's not unlike that of the Sunny Coast school today. He currently chairs the University of the Sunshine Coast Vice Chancellor’s art advisory committee, and serves on the Urban Design Advisory Board for the Sunshine Coast Council.


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