Matthew Alfred awarded 2020 Jack Hobbs McConnell Fellowship

Huge congratulations to ARM Adelaide’s Matthew Alfred, who has won the Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter’s 2020 Jack Hobbs McConnell Fellowship. Matthew’s topic “Radical Practice” is excellently timed: he’ll explore how architects can combat economic volatility and create a more diverse practice.

“Matthew’s application has proved to be prescient. In the weeks that followed the submission, COVID-19 hit its stride and the global economy took its worst blow since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of the proposal focussed on the years that followed the GFC, and many of the practices included are those that were established in its wake.

COVID-19 has offered a fresh perspective on architecture in the face of economic troubles, one with a far more measurable metric; How have these practices fared during the crisis?”

—Australian Institute of Architects

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