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Design Thinking Drawing as Design Practice

By July 9, 2018No Comments

Today (Monday July 9) from 5:50 to 8pm, acclaimed Australian urbanist, Peter Richards, will deliver a talk hosted by the Academy of Urbanism (AoU), during which he will show how hand drawing and collaborative design processes have defined the thinking and work of his South-East Queensland practice, Deicke Richards. The evening talk is open to all and free to attend, however booking is essential. See event webpage on the Academy of Urbanism website

Today’s talk  follows on from day one of the DesignThinkingDrawing workshop that Peter is leading and coincides with the release of his new book, DesignThinkingDrawing.  The book builds on Peter Richards’ 35 years of reflective practice in urban design and architecture, and his extensive collection of drawings throughout this time. DesignThinkingDrawing shows how to prepare drawings and diagrams to analyse and synthesise and to generate and explain ideas. The more conventional plans at various scales, sections and perspectives are also demystified. The book forms the coursework for the two day workshop at the AoU and participants will receive their very own copy.

Over the last 20 years Peter’s South-East Queensland practice, Deicke Richards, have utilised the processes found in the new book as part of an essential strategy of their design approach. The office has created a broad range of significant urban design and architecture projects including master plans for new settlements, urban centres, precincts, transit-oriented developments, and urban renewal.

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