This event is an opportunity to visit Purpose Built: Architecture for a better tomorrow and connect with other likeminded professionals whilst getting to hear from the researchers about their projects on display. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) members are invited to join us for this event and can register via the PIA website. 

Australia's unique landscape demands innovative architectural solutions to deal with the increasing pressures on the built environment. ‘Purpose built: Architecture for a better tomorrow' is an exhibition designed to encourage conversation and collaboration and to look at how we can plan and build better into the future.

Members and guests are invited to attend a 30–45 minute tour at the State Library to discover insights and highlights from ‘Purpose built: Architecture for a better tomorrow', followed by amazing food and drink at The Charming Squire.

Attendees are able to do a self-guided tour of the exhibition at their own pace with opportunities to engage in discussion with the key researchers of each project.

A welcome address from Associate Professor Antony Moulis, Head of School – School of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Queensland will take place at the start of this event.

Associate Professor Antony Moulis
Head of School
School of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Queensland

Antony Moulis is currently the interim Head of School in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Queensland, where he also teaches and researches across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design. He is internationally recognised for his published work on design practice and global knowledge transfer in modern architecture. Moulis' research through design practice investigates resilience, micro-urbanism and the productive city colloborating with industry and architectural practice.



Meet the Researchers:

Digital Twin of UQ - St Lucia Campus


Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira
Senior Lecturer in Design

Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira has been working in the field of digital architecture for the last 15 years. He has previous academic and research experience, and he was an Awarded Fellow at the Media Arts and Technology department, based in the California Nano Systems Institute. He co-established and developed an international research program on the studies of Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture, focusing on the use of Augmented Reality and its cognitive spatial affects. His architectural practice includes being part of world leading practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, among individual prizes in international art and architectural competitions, he also holds professional degrees in architecture by both the Portuguese Chamber of Architects (OA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira research focuses on spatial design through an intersection of new media and computational design strategies with a focus on biological paradigms. Presently he integrates the use of virtual reality and algorithmic design to enable a next-generation of sustainable architecture in terms of advance manufacturing and cultural sustainability


Forest to Fibre to Building


Kim Baber
Fellow in Civil Engineering & Architecture

Kim Baber is a Fellow in Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Queensland and a practising Architect. In 2015 he was awarded the Queensland 'Emerging Architect' Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects, and in 2016 Kim was awarded the Gottstein Trust Fellowship to research timber Architecture and fabrication technologies being developed in Europe and Japan. Kim is also a member of the UQ 'Centre for Future Timber Structures', and the Australian Research Council 'Future Timber Hub'. Kim teaches and works on research projects with Architecture and Civil Engineering students where they design, develop and construct prototypes that test innovations in timber design.



The Future of Housing and Urban Design on Gununa



Carroll Go-Sam
Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Engagem

Carroll Go-Sam is Dyirbal gumbilbara bama of Ravenshoe, North Queensland. A graduate with B.Arch (Hons) UQ in 1997 and lectures in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. She has research interests in Indigenous architecture where it intersects with public, civic, social and institutional architecture. Carroll is engaged in research, consultation and design practice with specific interests in Indigeneity in architecture and civic space and Indigenous-led housing. She is the co-lead of UQ's Campuses on Countries Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Design Framework (2020-21).

Member: $30 | Non-member: $45


State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australia
SLQ Gallery, Level 2