John Choi will be presenting the public lecture:

‘Reframing Architecture’

This will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, 30th May 2012, Level 5 School of Architecture – UTS Faculty of DAB (Building 6), 702 – 730 Harris St, Broadway 2007

The practice of Choi Ropiha Fighera has evolved through series of design competitions. A significant part of their approach has been to ‘re-frame’ projects to look beyond any given site and brief to bring broader design opportunities and aspirations to its projects. This lecture will cover the design strategies deployed by the practice which has enabled them to extend beyond the normal parameters of problem solving or form giving and bring forth architecture’s capacity to pose issues, value and meaning.

John Choi is founding partner of Choi Ropiha Fighera. Established in 2000, the practice’s founding design, TKTS, has been widely recognised for its design excellence and innovation, from fields as varied as planning, architecture, branding, public space and tourism. Awards include New York Art Commission Award, World Architectural Festival Award, Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture, and has been cited as New York’s Building of the Decade.

Other key projects include Macquarie Street Tower, Lune de Sang – a private rural estate in the Byron Shire hinterland, Ballast Point Amenities, Manly 2015 Master Plan, Green Square library which was part of 2008 Venice Biennale Traveling Exhibition, and Parramatta Road Strategic Plan. In 2009, the practice received 3 Commendations in AR Award for Emerging Architecture.

He is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at University of Sydney and serves on the board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.