Inspiring Spaces

Full price: $101.00
Member: $75.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

What if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if each of us—every person, everywhere—asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

The architects involved in this session have design expectations that serve to optimise wellbeing and inspire. This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning and “teach” students. Case studies from Canada and Australia will be presented with clear examples of the benefits of human-centric design.

AACA Competency: Design


Tye Farrow - Farrow Partners | Stefan Mee - John Wardle Architects

Tye Farrow has designed award-winning projects across Canada and around the world. He is a global leader who is making a significant contribution to health and humanity trough the medium of architecture and design.

He has been designated by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40; recognising Canada’s “best and brightest”. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

Principal and design leader, John Wardle Architects Stefan Mee joined the practice in 1994 and his work has been awarded at both state and national levels and includes RMIT Biosciences, the Urban Workshop, UniSA’s Kaurna and Hawke Buildings, Melbourne Grammar School and most recently the Melbourne School of Design.

Stefan has strong conceptual skills together with a passion for the inventive use of materials and architectural systems to achieve new and unconventional outcomes. He has been a regular AIA Awards jury member and a guest design critic for various universities.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1.5 hours

    Continuing professional development hours

    1.5 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of designing for health and learning
  • Describe buildings where human-centric design is successful
  • List local and international case studies of inspirational spaces

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $101.00
    Member $75.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $69.00
    Graduate Member $69.00
    SONA Member (student) $40.00

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