On Thursday 2 November, after the conclusion of the Sydney Program, those delegates registered for the Brisbane program traveled to Brisbane for the conclusion of the Conference’s journey through Australia. See the schedule below for details.


Thursday 2 November

12:00 – 12:30 PM Arrive at 480 Queen Street & Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 PM

Session 1

On Day 4, delegates arrived in subtropical Brisbane, where the relaxed lifestyle quickly put everyone at ease. In the first session, attendees received a comprehensive view of the key factors driving the extensive transformation underway in Australia's third-largest city, and learned about the buildings they would see in the next session.

  • Introduction by Brisbane Chair
  • Brisbane as River City: Malcolm Middleton
  • 480 Queen: BVN
  • 111 Eagle: Arup/Cox
  • Brisbane Sky Tower
  • Q&A
2:30 – 3:00 PM Afternoon Tea
3:00 – 5:00 PM

Session 2: Off-Site Visits

On the afternoon of the first day, attendees toured two office buildings with noteworthy connectivity credentials, and a residential tower under construction, set to become the next tallest building in the city.

480 Queen Street

111 Eagle Street

Brisbane Skytower
6:00 – 8:00 PM Networking Reception, 480 Queen Street Roof Terrace Garden

Friday 3 November

8:30 – 9:00 AM Arrive at Customs House River Room & Tea
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Session 3

On the second day, the program was held at the heritage building Customs House, which had an excellent view of the river from the verandah. The initial session focused on how tall buildings could be detailed to better achieve aesthetic and environmental goals.

  • Abian Development: Perry Just, Sunland Group
  • Buildings that Breathe: David Cowan
  • 443 Queen Street: Architectus
10:30 – 11:00 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 4

The second session of the day focused on the transformative projects along the riverfront, which would be visited later in the day.

  • 1 William Street: Woods Bagot/Arcadis
  • Vision Southbank: Bruce Wolfe
  • Destination Brisbane: Katrina Face
  • Q&A
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch, Customs House River Terrace
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Session 5: Off-Site Visits

Participants visited a luxury apartment tower; the city’s current tallest building, which is predominantly used for government offices; and a showroom for a transformative upcoming urban precinct.

1 William Street


Destination Brisbane
3:30 – 4:00 PM Travel Time
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Session 6

At the final stop of the day, presentations took place at Lendlease’s Kingsgate office, overlooking the construction site of 25 King, set to be one of the world’s tallest timber-framed office buildings. The building is part of a new campus of mid-rise buildings on disused portions of the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds.

  • 25 King, Brisbane Showgrounds
    Presentations at Lendlease’s Kingsgate office overlooking construction site
  • Matthew Miller, Senior Development Manager, Lendlease
  • Peter Kazaglis, Senior Project Manager, Lendlease
  • Evelyn Storey, Technical Director – Built Environment, Aurecon
    5:30 – 6:00 PM
    The closing drinks reception of the Brisbane program took place in Lendlease’s Brisbane office at 2 King, which is outfitted with a wooden stair that doubles as an auditorium, and features green walls, and plentiful amenities.
    Day 0: Sunday 29 October 2017
    Sydney Workshops
    Day 1: Monday 30 October 2017
    Day 2: Tuesday 31 October 2017
    Day 3: Wednesday 1 November 2017
    Sydney Off-Site Programs
    Day 4 & 5: Thursday 2 November 2017 - Friday 3 November
    Melbourne Brisbane