Architecture Lecture Series | Bijl

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 05:30 pm


Location Room X202 NeW Space, Hunter & Auckland Streets Newcastle

Melonie Bayl-Smith l Bijl Architecture

Melonie Bayl-Smith l Bijl ArchitectureAbout

Presentation Title: 'Risky Business'

Melonie Bayl-Smith began architectural practice with the belief that ‘great design thinks ahead’. Director of Sydney-based Bijl Architecture, her studio team exercises a purposeful and robust design approach, evidenced through built and speculative works that respond to memory, material and place.

With projects located across Greater Sydney, Newcastle, Tasmania and regional Victoria, the practice work spans the residential, educational, community and public sectors, with many completed projects widely published and receiving significant industry recognition.

Over the past 15 years Melonie has become a respected voice in the profession both locally and overseas, most recently appearing in the inaugural edition of Architette (2018), an Italian publication recognising prominent women architects internationally. An Adjunct Professor at UTS School of Architecture, Melonie teaches design studio and professional practice in the M.Arch. program, with an active research interest in the future of architectural education and practice.


The School of Architecture & Built Environment Lecture Series showcases a wide range of projects, global trends and practice styles from local, national and international industry experts within the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Construction Management professions.

The fortnightly lecture series provides valuable exposure and insight to the professions as well as networking opportunities for students, industry and the local community.

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