On 5 June 2012 the timber trussed auditorium roof for the University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) was successfully lifted into place.
The Richard Kirk Architect website is now bilingual. RKA的官方网站现已更新为中英文双语。
Information for all projects is available in both English and Chinese. Please use the control at the bottom left of the website to switch between languages. 您可以点击网页左下角的语言键进行语言的切换。
In the future, the RKA website will also include Chinese and English news updates as well as bilingual downloads. 不久的将来我们也会发布我们公司的中文简介书，届时您可以在我们网站下载到PDF文档。
In April 2012, Richard Kirk will join a Queensland Government Trade Mission to western China and Hong Kong. This 10 day trip will focus on Sustainable Urban Development and include several major cities in western China, including Chengdu, Chongqing, Dongguan and Hong Kong.
During the trade mission, Richard will meet with local property developers, architects, builders and government officials. Richard will also visit successful buildings that showcase the latest green building design and technologies used in China.
RKA is excited to announce that Richard has been selected as a key speaker for the 2012 National Architecture Conference to be held in Brisbane over three days this May. The theme of the conference this year is “Experience,” and Richard joins a select group of international guests including Kjetil Thorsen, Peter Rich, Inaki Abalos and the only other member of the Australian contingent, Rachel Neeson. It is the first time the National Conference will be held in Queensland since 1984 and Richard looks forward to presenting some of the practice’s most recent work, as well as discussing some of the broader themes that RKA has focused upon over the years. Richard is scheduled to speak on Friday 11 May , so save the date. Further details about the upcoming conference and associated events can be found at the conference website.
Construction of the Fitzgibbon Community Centre reached a milestone last week when erection of the weathering steel blades was completed on site.
These sculptural blades are the most visible feature of the building and will highlight it as a landmark in the new community of Fitzgibbon Chase.
The folded steel blades were fabricated off-site and fixed into position on the building over the period of approximately one week. The natural patina of weathering steel will develop over time, preserving the integrity of the material and creating its unique appearance.
The Fitzgibbon Community Centre is scheduled for completion in early 2012.