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MAAD News for Autumn 2022

Yes, we missed our Summer 2022 edition of the MAAD Studio newsletter! We have been busy growing.

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AIA NSW Kangaroo Valley Architectural Showcase

Early in April the NSW Australian Institute of Architects Regional Committee held its first face-2-face networking and professional development day in the Kangaroo Valley in nearly 2 years.  Renee from MAAD studio was the creative director, curating speakers from across the regions while helping to MC the event.  The day was held at the Kangaroo Valley Hall, established in 1907, hosting Architects from the greater South West region of NSW to share stories about what it means to be an Architect working in Regional NSW especially during the last two years. 

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Meet our Interior Designer

We welcome Valentina Concato to the MAAD Studio team. Valentina and Renee worked together, almost two years ago while at Edmiston Jones, working on education projects together.

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Landscape Design

Calderwood Village Home Garden

We helped a local family make sense of their front and back yards at their home in the new Calderwood Valley Estate. The summers are hot here so, a small plunge pool, with a cabana you can dangle your feet in, was the biggest priority for this family of four.  Using a combination of Illawarra natives, the clients existing collection of feature trees and succulents we helped to create outdoor spaces that held colour all year round.

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Experiments in Residential Day Care

The University of Melbourne has helped to expose the real lack of day care places across Australia. Unsurprisingly the South Coast often has less than 0.5 places of child care per child, essentially there is 1 space for every 2 children.

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Small Practice Forum – Working Regionally

The NSW Australian Institute of Architects Small Practice Forum are running a small series of TEAMS talks on ‘Working Regionally’. This is a free event and a great opportunity to learn more about design and architecture in Regional NSW.

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In Detail Podcast

We have been listening to the In Detail podcast on repeat. If you’re wondering what architects who run their own businesses think about, it is in this Podcast.

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Calderwood Valley Newsletter

Renee at MAAD Studio is a local resident of the new Calderwood Valley Estate and was invited by Lend Lease to feature as their local resident in their quarterly newsletter. This issue also starts the voting for the Community Grants projects.

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MAAD Spring Update

I don’t know what I am more excited about, that I can celebrate my mum’s 60th birthday with my family in real life or that all four chickens have started laying eggs. Lockdown has played some havoc on our collective mental health.

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