About Malcolm Middleton
Queensland Governement State Architect
Malcolm Middleton was appointed as Queensland’s third Government Architect in July 2011 and in this role he is an advocate for the recognition of the value to all projects through well considered design processes. He provides project advice and undertakes design reviews for projects across many areas of government as well as chairing the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel.
He also represents the interests of government on many external panels including the Design Development and Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation, the Professional Advisory Panel of Griffith University Architecture School and the Building and Grounds senate committee at UQ.
Malcolm has an honours degree in Architecture from the University of Sydney a Masters in Urban Design from QUT and is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
In 2011 he served as the Director of the Australian Institute of Architects State Awards program providing him with a comprehensive overview of architectural standards across the State. Additionally he is a former member of the Queensland Heritage Council, served on the South Bank Design Advisory Panel for six years and is a former Queensland State President of the Property Council.
About Eduardo de la Fuente
Associate Dean Research Education and Senior Lecturer in Creativity and Innovation, College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University
Eduardo de la Fuente is Associate Dean Research Education and Senior Lecturer in Creativity and Innovation, College of Arts, Society and Education.
His academic work is inherently interdisciplinary and cuts across the fields of studies in everyday life, organization studies, urban and regional development, and creativity and innovation research.
The motif that links his various research projects and teaching commitments is that societies, organizations, and cities and regions, are driven as much by the 'soft' factors of culture, milieu, sensibility, experience and design, as they are by the 'hard' factors of economics, policy, technology, demography and the affordances of natural environments.