School of Architecture

Monday 8 May 2017

The School of Architecture is pleased to welcome six highly skilled and qualified members to the Advisory Board. Following the completion of the Inaugural Board's three-year term, the new look Board includes two returning members, Michael Banney of m3architecture, in the role of Chair and Cox Architecture's Christina Cho. With over 30 years of practice experience, Catherine Baudet holds the position of Deputy Chair and will be joined by Queensland Government Architect, Malcolm Middleton, Principal and Studio Chair of Woods Bagot, Brisbane, Bronwyn McColl and Arkhefield's Josh Spillane. 

Michael Banney – Chair

Michael Banney is a founding director of m3architecture with 30 years’ practice experience. m3architecture projects have been awarded the highest architecture prize for Public Buildings, Heritage and Small Projects in Australia. A substantial amount of their work is in the education sector, including significant work for a variety of secondary and tertiary institutions.  Michael is an experienced project director with expertise in conceptual thinking and project delivery. He is a graduate of both QUT and RMIT, where he is presently completing a PhD.

Catherine Baudet – Deputy Chair

Catherine Baudet, director of Ferrier Baudet Architect, has extensive experience in the Queensland building and construction industry. With over 30 years of experience, Catherine has practiced continuously since she registered in 1983. Through her role in Australian Institute of Architects committees, Catherine has been instrumental in developing policy recommendations for architecture, building, and construction in general. She has been instrumental in gaining recognition and promotion of women architects in the construction industry and founded the Women in Architecture Association in 1983. She was recently awarded the Inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize. Catherine has experience in the design of aged care, schools, childcare centres and kindergartens, health and community buildings, student accommodation as well as university accommodation and other residential facilities large and small.

Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton is an urban designer and architect with over 30 years’ practice experience. He is the Queensland Government Architect, chair of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and also sits on a number of industry and institutional committees including the Building and Grounds Committee of UQ and the Design Development Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation. Malcolm specialises in concept master planning, design review, establishment of urban design strategies, and design facilitation workshops for complex and sensitive project opportunities.

Bronwyn McColl

Principal and Studio Chair of Woods Bagot, Brisbane, Bronwyn leads the company’s Regional Hotel Sector. Bronwyn studied interior design at QUT and has over 15 years of industry experience specialising in hotels and resorts, workplace, hospitality and residential design. Bronwyn advocates for gender equity within the architectural profession and women in leadership roles.

Christina Na-Heon Cho

Christina Cho studied Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of Queensland graduating as Valedictorian with first class honours. An Associate at Cox Architecture, Christina has 10 years of practice experience. In 2011, she was awarded the Dulux Study Travelling Scholarship. Her work extends to Public Art Installations as co-founder of Rice Cake Mafia, an international design collaborative. Christina has worked with designers in Seoul, Boston and London on public art installations, one being the winning entry in a global competition for Tokyo Designers Week. This work enriches her interest and ability in creating interactive public spaces. She is co-organiser of the PechaKucha program in Brisbane, a committee member of FutureNet, and Past Chair of Young Architects Queensland.

Josh Spillane

Josh Spillane is a registered architect at Arkhefield, with experience in hospitality, residential design, and high-density mixed use / urban design projects. He studied at The University of Queensland and often contributes to the school as a Teaching Assistant. He sits on the Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) Committee and is committed to advocating for the role of architects and architectural design in society. Josh nurtures a strong interest in the symbiosis between architecture and our natural environments, embracing Brisbane’s subtropical climate. He believes architecture plays an important role in exploring themes of humanity within an increasingly complex global setting.