Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge
Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Architects, sustainability experts and influential property executives are amongst those chosen as the judging panel for this year's retail-focused Living Building Challenge design competition. 

The judges will select a winner based on the entry that best responds to the question, ‘what does the world’s most sustainable retail centre look like?’  

Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA)Vice-Chair Stephen Choi said the judges for The Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition are well known and highly respected, not just in property circles but in different industries and in different capacities.

"Each is a genuine thought leader and we appreciate their commitment,” Mr Choi said. 

"It is time for ‘best practice’ in retail centre development to mean much more than simply enabling natural airflow and daylight. 

“The shopping centre of the future is one that attracts even more foot traffic, is a place to be enjoyed, is aesthetically pleasing, functions beautifully, promotes positive health and wellbeing for visitors and employees, and has a net positive impact on its environment."

Over 40 registrations for the Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition have been received since the competition was launched in Melbourne last month.

The Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition is coordinated by the LFIA, the local arm of the Seattle-based International Living Future Institute. Frasers Property Australia is the Principal Partner for the design competition and the company’s Brickworks site in Melbourne is the subject retail centre for entrants to apply their progressive thinking to. 

The judging panel includes:

Caroline Pidcock - Director of architectural firm PIDCOCK – Architecture + Sustainability

Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Kate Doyle – as CEO of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA), Ms Doyle has worked extensively with the educators, curators and communicators that shape Australia’s architectural landscape. 

Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

John Romano – Mr Romano has clocked up an impressive 30 years with Telstra in a variety of senior positions and currently heads up Telstra’s Property division. 

Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Daryl Browning – As CEO of ISPT, Mr Browning has accumulated more than 30 years’ experience in the property investment and management sector, including in financial services and funds management. 

Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Natalie Isaacs – Having founded 1 Million Women in 2009, Ms Isaacs has helped shape how women and girls fight climate change by changing the way they live, with the movement now around 400,000 women strong - and counting. 

 

Peri MacdonaldCurrently the General Manager - Retail at Frasers Property Australia, Mr Macdonald has been involved in the acquisition, development and management of over $1 billion of new and redeveloped neighbourhood and sub-regional shopping centres across Australia. 

 Judging panel appointed to world's first retail based sustainability design challenge

Entries close on May 6.

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