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Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2023 | Donald Bates

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The Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series launched in 2013, and has since hosted an impressive guest list of both Australian and internationally notable architecture experts, bringing some of the world's most creative and talented architects to Bond University to share their insights with our community.

The lectures are free and open to all members of the public.


ASA Lecture Series 2023 #1 | Professor Donald Bates, Director of LAB Architecture Studio

Date: Thursday 19 January, 2023

Time: 5.45pm Arrival | 6.45pm Lecture

Where: Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University + via Zoom


Professor Donald Bates | Introduction

Professor Donald Bates is a registered architect in Australia and the UK, a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is the Director of LAB Architecture Studio. LAB Architecture Studio are the architects of Melbourne’s award-winning Federation Square. LAB has completed projects in the UK, China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, as well as Australia. The works of LAB have been exhibited in museums and exhibitions across Australia, Europe and the USA, and have been published in more than 50 international publications.

Professor Bates is a frequently invited juror on international design competitions for projects in China, Vietnam, Europe, Libya, Lebanon, Armenia, and Australia. He has been a juror to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction on numerous juries and is an Ambassador to the Holcim Foundation. He has been a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel since its inception and has been an advisor to the School of Architecture, American University of Beirut and the Department of Architecture, RMIT University. He has been an External Examiner to the School of Architecture at Hong Kong University and has been an External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the University of East London and the National University Singapore.

Professor Bates has lectured extensively in both an academic and professional capacity, with more than 170 lectures across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia in the last 20 years. He has been the subject of numerous interviews in print, radio and television.


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