The INDE.Summit is nearly here… get your FREE Ticket and hear from architecture’s best on the future of design

  •   23 July 2021

Over the last five years, the INDE.Awards has been a pioneer of architecture and design in the Indo Pacific. For 2021, we’ve taken this a step further: putting together a full day of knowledge and learning – led by industry experts from across the region.

What’s more, in light of the recent lockdowns and restrictions sweeping the Indo-Pacific, we’re proud to announce that the INDE.Summit is now 100% FREE and digital for all attendees, ensuring we can come together and connect no matter where we are in the world. 

That’s right – you’ll get to join 4 CPD accredited panels powered by the best and most exciting names in architecture and design. You’ll network, ask questions, vote in polls and interact with partners in an immersive digital setting. That’s a full day of connection, learning and inspiration, entirely free, and delivered directly to you. 

Join the likes of Woods Bagot, fjmtstudio, SJB, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, Crown Group, Milieu Property, Era-Co, Gensler and many more to hear unique perspectives on cutting-edge topics that forecast the future of architecture, design and the built environment. 

Register now for your free ticket and hear the latest on affordable housing, discover the new frontier on sustainability, reflect on the intersection of culture and architecture and debate just what the future of the workplace will be.

Don’t miss your chance to attend the year’s most anticipated knowledge event!




Access 4 dynamic sessions 

Your free ticket gives you access to four topics. From affordable housing and the future of workplace, to the latest in sustainability and connecting architecture to cultural identities, this is your ticket to the latest knowledge in our field. 

Hear from brain trust of over 20 thought leaders from across the Indo-Pacific

The INDE.Summit is committed to connecting the Indo-Pacific region, so we have speakers from all corners, giving you broad and relevant perspectives to what it means to work in architecture and design in your context today. Hear from industry experts including: Iwan Sunito (Crown Group), Rosemary Kirkby (Rosemary Kirkby & Associates), Richard Francis-Jones (fjmtstudio), Emma Telfer (Assemble), Michael Mossman (USYD), Nayan Parekh (Gensler), Shannon Peach (Milieu), Amanda Stanaway (Woods Bagot), James Calder (ERA-co), Palinda Kannangara (Palinda Kannangara Architects) AND MORE!

Easy viewing online, anywhere you have an internet connection 

While there is nothing better than coming together with your peers, the INDE.Summit offers a digital event experience that is the next best thing. Join in on sessions from wherever you have an internet connection. Ask questions, vote in polls and network with other attendees in this unique digital format that puts you in conversation with the best of local and regional industry experts.

Formal CPD points for Australian architects

If you are an Australian architect, you have the ability to earn up to four formal CPD points while enjoying INDE.Summit.  

PLUS a ticket to the INDE.Awards Digital Gala celebration

To top it all off, your INDE.Summit ticket will also grant you access to the INDE.Awards Digital Gala! Be there to celebrate with your peers as your 2021 INDE.Awards winners are announced. 




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Explore how the Indo-Pacific region’s architects and designers are responding to and innovating in the face of critical global and local challenges at INDE.Summit. One ticket grants you access to the full summit programme to ensure you’re present for each knowledge-driven moment.

The theme of this year’s Summit is Develop/Undevelop, where we explore the paradoxes and necessities that posit questions around what architecture’s place is in making a difference for the wellbeing of the populace and our fragile environment. 

9:00am AEST

Welcome Address

Jan Henderson (INDE.Awards)


 9:15am AEST

Finding & Financing Sustainability: Indo-Pacific Built Environment Case Studies

Nature Discovery Park, by LAAB Architects with PLandscape & Speirs Major, photo by Otto Ng of LAAB Architects

In this session we look to sustainable developments that balance place, budget and regulation to achieve outstanding results. What can we learn from these international examples, and how can those insights be applied closer to home?

Stephen Cairns (Future Cities Laboratory), Dr Jeremy Smith (Irving Smith Architects),  Iwan Sunito (Crown Group), Emma Teifer (Assemble)


10:45am AEST

Ecosystems of Commercial Space in the Indo-Pacific

Collins Arch, by Woods Bagot & SHoP Architects, photo by Trevor Mein

How are we using commercial spaces in 2021 and beyond? Where does the value of commercial space lie for building owners, property and facility managers, designers and the end user? We survey the global currents influences the evolution of commercial space across the region. 

James Calder (ERA-co), Mike Day (Roberts Day), Nayan Parekh (Gensler Singapore), Rosemary Kirkby (Rosemary Kirkby & Assoc.), Simone Oliver (Architectus), Tom Owens (Gensler Sydney)


12:15pm AEST

 Manifesting Culture, Place & Identity in the Indo-Pacific

The Rajasthan School, by Sanjay Puri Architects, photo by Dinesh Mehta

This session explores our lived experience of culture, place and identity, while also questioning how we can marry traditional architectural/cultural vernaculars with more contemporary design methods in an authentic and meaningful way. 

Akshat Bhatt (Architecture Discipline), Richard Francis-Jones (fjmtstudio), Leone Lorrimer (GHDWoodhead), Michael Mossman (University of Sydney), Goy Zhenru (Goy Architects)


1:45pm AEST 

The Housing Balance: Design, Community & Economy in the Indo-Pacific

Terracotta House, by Austin Maynard Architects, photo by Derek Swalwell

How can housing build resilient communities and environments while also combating competing forces of affordability, culture, climate and construction? 

Palinda Kannangara (Palinda Kannangara Architects), David Kaunitz (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), Shannon Peach (Milieu), Amanda Stanaway (Woods Bagot),  Gabrielle Suhr (SJB), Ka Wai Yeung (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture).


We hope to see you at INDE.Summit on August 5th from 9am (AEST)

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