For the third instalment of the all-new architect speaker series inDETAIL presented by Brickworks, host Professor Cameron Bruhn, dean and head of school at The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture, was joined by Jayson Blight of Blight Rayner. Shaped by the themes of form, space, structure and material, the captivating conversation was broadcast online from the Brickworks Brisbane studio, recorded live with an audience comprising local architects and designers.
ABOUT JAYSON BLIGHT
Jayson Blight formed Blight Rayner Architecture with Michael Rayner in 2016 with the intention of leading the crafting of architecture by hands-on activity. As design director, Jayson currently leads three of Blight Rayner’s most notable projects: Queensland’s New Performing Arts Centre, Jubilee Place in Fortitude Valley and the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct.
Jayson has a long history in public architecture with projects he has designed and led through to construction, during his time as director at Cox Architecture (trading as Cox Rayner), inclusive of the National Maritime Museum of China, the One One One Eagle Street office tower in Brisbane, the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville, and the Ipswich Justice Precinct including the Ipswich Courthouse.
He was responsible for the concept and schematic designs of several other notable projects such as the Helix Pedestrian Bridge in Singapore, the zero-carbon Sir Samuel Griffith Building at Griffith University in Brisbane, and the Queensland State Velodrome constructed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In contrast, Jayson is equally renowned for his ability to craft smaller scale buildings, exemplified by the Philip Bacon Galleries in New Farm, and his own Aperture House in Highgate Hill. This house won the national Horbury Hunt Award in 2014 sponsored by Think Brick Australia.