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Watch: Alec Tzannes is the first guest in the all-new inDETAIL architecture series

Watch: Alec Tzannes is the first guest in the all-new inDETAIL architecture series

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24-08-2020

Broadcast live from the Brickworks Sydney studio last Thursday evening, episode one of the all-new architect speaker series inDETAIL is now available for catch-up viewing (above).

For the inaugural episode of inDETAIL, Alec Tzannes AM, founder of architecture practice Tzannes, took to the stage to deliver a compelling presentation, titled Architecture for Sydney: Are we at the threshold of a new design era?

Alec’s presentation was bookended by a casual conversation with event host and design aficionado Tim Ross and an in-depth Q&A session with architect and writer Stephen Varady.

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Architect Alec Tzannes, founding director of architecture practice Tzannes.

Place translates into design if you can let go of something to do with yourself and start thinking about what makes a better community, a better world, a better place.

Alec Tzannes AM
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About Alec Tzannes

Alec is the founding director of Tzannes. He established the firm’s distinctive design philosophy and collaborative work practices with a record of design excellence across a wide range of projects.

“Our aim is to uplift the human spirit through our architecture,” says Alec. “We are interested in the design and delivery of enduring architecture of substance – advancing the discipline of architecture as a city-making proposition in the process of fulfilling our client’s briefs. Our design philosophy means that we address each brief with distinctive and relevant propositions, creating artefacts in the process that have an appreciating value in every respect – culturally and materially.”

Dangrove art storage facility by Tzannes. Photograph: Ben Guthrie.

Alec has served the community in a number of other roles including as National President of the Australian Institute of Architects (2006-7) and as Professor of Practice and Dean of UNSW Built Environment (2008-15). He retains an ongoing relationship with UNSW as an Emeritus Professor undertaking research and teaching roles, contributing to the firm’s commitment to thought leadership in design and architecture practice. In 2017 UNSW honoured Alec’s achievements with the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa.

In 2018, Alec was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal. The Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture or endowed the profession of architecture in a distinguished manner.

Darling Square by Tzannes. Photograph: Ben Guthrie.
Darling Square by Tzannes. Photograph: Ben Guthrie.

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