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Professor Greg Nolan, architect, researcher, problem solver and raconteur on the most asked questions about Tasmanian Timber

Professor Greg Nolan arrived at the Original Thinkers podcast studio on his push bike, in his high visibility vest, a vest that has no doubt seen its share of building sites, sawmills and forestry coupes. As part of this series on Tasmania’s timber supply chain, we needed a ‘Problem Solver’, a trusted expert that could speak to the questions most often asked by architects. As a beloved professor at the University of Tasmania’s School of Architect and Design and Director of the University’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood, Greg’s knowledge is unsurpassed.

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A conversation with Dr Louise Wallis: scientist, senior lecturer and problem solver at the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood

It was a belief that architects needed more hands-on experience that drew academic Dr Louise Wallis to Tasmania. At the time the University of Tasmania (UTAS) was one of the only schools that allowed their architecture students to design and make in their workshop. Louise found herself engrossed in the School of Architecture and Design, teaching and being in the workshop with students, helping them to be able to craft and understand the weight, the connections and properties of timber.

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Scott Flett: Blending tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship

With ties to Tasmania, Sydney and Adelaide, Founding Director of Flett Architecture, Scott Flett brings a unique perspective to his practice, informed by a diverse range of influences and experiences. As the recipient of the 2023 Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect Prize for Tasmania, Scott’s journey into architecture has been characterised by a passion for making and a commitment to craftsmanship. From his groundbreaking roofing solution to his innovative use of timber in projects, Scott has demonstrated a commitment to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice while honoring tradition and sustainability.

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Fiona Dunin: Crafting sustainable narratives through timber

In Fiona Dunin’s approach to design, timber plays a pivotal role as both a sustainable material and a medium for storytelling. As an interior designer, architect, and founding Director of Melbourne based FMD Architects, she views timber not just as a construction material but as a means to establish a profound connection between spaces and their surroundings. With an eye for detail, Fiona integrates timber into her projects to infuse warmth, movement, and narrative. Whether it’s Tasmanian Oak or Blackheart Sassafras, the choice of timber allows Fiona to craft spaces that resonate with a sense of place, inviting inhabitants to engage with their environment on a deeper level. From sculptural timber battens that evoke movement to functional elements like solid floorboards or veneer cabinetry, Fiona’s work demonstrates how timber can elevate a space from mere functionality to a rich tapestry of stories and experiences.

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