The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in Christchurch was initiated in 2012 as a way to reimagine a city in flux, finding its feet after its devastating earthquake. FESTA is curated by Te Pūtahi, a non-profit focused on the current rebuild and ongoing renewal of Christchurch. In 2016, FESTA’s headline event was “Lean Means”—a night of installation and celebration framed around exploring sustainability through the reuse of waste materials for creative urban regeneration.
The Smart Bins installation explains why it's important to sort waste and recycling correctly.
To address the very narrow space of the check-in hall at Perth Airport, Büro North developed a staged delivery of information aligning to the steps passengers are required to complete through the check-in process. In addition, Büro North’s evidence-based wayfinding approach to the project reduced the number of signs planned for the project by approximately 30%.
Sara Matiz is a designer, architect & creative professional at MAD - Matiz Architecture & Design. Passionate about strategic and cross discipline design, Sara Mosele Matiz is a graduated cum laude from the Architectural Institute of Venice – IUAV. Prior to founding MAD she has worked at Gensler and RKK&G Museum and Cultural Facilities Consultants. She had the key role of transforming the firm into a diverse “360-degree architecture and design studio.”
Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.
Tricia Solsaa is an environmental graphic designer. Previous experience includes Director of Environmental Graphic Design, Project Manager, Creative Director and Owner.
Meeker & Associates was founded in 1985 by Donald Meeker. Although trained in design and fine arts, Meeker’s approach to design has been shaped by his experience as a community planner, his love of the outdoors, his work in public and corporate environmental graphic design with Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, and his father’s influence as a structural engineer.
David Miller, FAIA, is a nationally-recognized architect known for pursuing innovative sustainable and high performance design strategies while responding to each site’s unique conditions and surrounding context. David served in the Peace Corps after graduating from Washington State University in 1968. His focus on self-help housing in Brazil laid the foundation for his award-winning housing designs on projects across the nation. David Miller’s early architecture training was also gleaned at SOM, Chicago, Arthur Erickson in Vancouver, B.C.; and Rhone Iredale in Vancouver, B.C.
RTKL is a leading architectural design firm and winner of multiple SEGD Global Design Awards. Driven by a passion for great design, the creation of great places and the creative process, RTKL implements innovative ideas across multiple services and lines of business.