1. Edition 130

Edition 130 Projects

Editorial information

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Welcome to STEEL PROFILE® magazine edition 130

Since 1981, STEEL PROFILE® magazine has charted the rise and use of steel as a dynamic element of Australian architecture. It has showcased inspiring and innovative designs of all scales and types – from bespoke houses to city-shaping infrastructure.

Importantly, STEEL PROFILE® magazine has also celebrated the architects that have helped to establish steel as an essential part of Australia’s architectural vernacular.

With that in mind, it has been extremely beneficial to attend the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference as the Principal Corporate Partner and hear from architects about how steel is shaping their emerging designs, and also to attend the recent Australian Steel Institute’s Convention as a Platinum Sponsor to talk with industry leaders about the future of steel in Australia.

Reading through issue 130, I’m impressed by the stunning projects, and the level of coordination, trust and goodwill that goes into making a good project, great. It’s never been clearer that behind every great project is an even greater team of individuals, all focused on contributing and delivering on a project’s shared vision.

The projects chosen for this issue are testament to that shared vision, sense of responsibility and reward for effort.

Brad Wickham
BlueScope Editor

BlueScope Editor

Brad Wickham

Managing Editor

Elizabeth English

Associate Editor

Contributing Writers

Art Director

STEEL PROFILE® has an Editorial Advisory Panel to ensure that only projects of the highest calibre are selected for publication. The panellists are:

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Frank Stanisic

Stanisic Associates founder Frank Stanisic is a Sydney-based architect and urbanist.

His work is fuelled by an evolving interest in the diagram and frame as a basis for architectural invention, and the aesthetics of permeability.

Frank’s projects have won numerous awards including Australian Institute of Architects’ Special Jury, Wilkinson, Aaron Bolot and Frederick Romberg prizes.

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Penny Fuller

Penny is a partner at Silvester Fuller, established in 2008. Silvester Fuller’s first built projects have been awarded for their creativity and design sensibility. Penny’s work draws on experience gained across a broad range of international projects. She is a previous recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Emerging Architect Prize.

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Matthew Hyland

Matthew Hyland works with Hogg and Lamb. He obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Tasmania and was awarded the 2015 BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize.

Having a preoccupation with enriching the ordinary, Matthew is continuing to develop and refine design processes through observation, research and experimentation.

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