Ray Brown, CEO of Architectus

Ray Brown heads a practice of 700 people with Architectus, which after the merger with Conrad Gargett in April this year is now the biggest architectural practice in Australia.
He’s led some of Australia’s biggest projects – from buildings to urban planning, in most sectors – sometimes in collaboration with leading global architectural leaders.

These include 1 Bligh Street in Sydney, which scooped sustainability hearts and minds when it was completed in 2011.

In Brisbane, the company has again teamed with an international studio, in this case Henning Larsen to design a tower for Queensland Investment Corporation at the Albert Street Cross River Rail precinct that resembles an office, nestling in a rain forest. The Fifth Estate’s managing editor Tina Perinotto asked Brown about his approach to his work and what he sees as the big sustainability challenges.

Listen to the podcast where Ray Brown also discussed the value of charettes, what it’s like to be an architect at the big end of town, his New Zealand origins and how Adelaide is now hitting its’ stride. He’s interviewed by The Fifth Estate managing editor Tina Perinotto.

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