27 October 202107:00 - 09:00 AEST
Level 32/480, Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
View on Google Maps
The Institution of Structural Engineers Queensland Committee invites you to join us for a sit-down breakfast as we hear Jayson Blight (Blight Rayner), and Damon Kambouris (Robert Bird Group) present both the architectural and structural designs for the Jubilee Place development.
Jubilee Place is a 14-storey commercial development which cantilevers out over the heritage listed Jubilee Hotel in Fortitude Valley. It is a pure diagrid structure – the only of its type in Brisbane, and the tallest in Australia. The site is severely constrained by the underlying Clem 7 tunnel, and the ambitious floor NLA requirements to allow this development to be viable. Jubilee Place is a shining example of how challenging sites can be unlocked when the structural and architectural concepts work hand in hand.
Jayson Blight, Blight Rayner
Jayson Blight graduated in Architecture with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 1995. On graduating he worked for Thomson Adsett Architects before joining Cox Rayner Architects where he was appointed a Director in 2000.
Jayson was one of the design leaders of Cox Rayner until 2016 when he established Blight Rayner Architecture with Michael Rayner. During that time, he was the Project Architect for several of the practice’s noteworthy projects including the National Maritime Museum of China, the One One One Eagle Street office tower and the 400 George Street office tower in Brisbane, the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville, Sanctuary Cove Golf Club on the Gold Coast, and the Ipswich Justice Precinct including Ipswich Courthouse. He was joint Project Architect for the Anna Meares Velodrome that was the cycling venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jayson is highly regarded in the commercial sector for his ability to synthesise economic, planning and design potentials for office towers as well as retail refurbishments, such as Queens Plaza in Brisbane. His office towers in progress include 360 Queen Street and 60 Queen Street in Brisbane, and 6 Hassall Street in Sydney’s Parramatta which will be the Western Sydney University Engineering Innovation Hub.
Damon Kambouris, Robert Bird Group
Damon Kambouris is currently the General Manager of the Northern Region of Robert Bird Group. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Southern Queensland in his hometown of Toowoomba, Damon spent a brief time at the Department of Main Roads before joining RBG in 2006.
Damon has spent the 15 years with RBG working on and leading major and complex building projects around the world including the Zayed University campus in the UAE, ICC Sydney, Crown Resort in Barangaroo and the currently under construction Merdeka PNB118 which upon it’s completion will be the second tallest tower in the world. Closer to home, Damon is currently RBG’s Project Director for the Jubilee Place project in Fortitude Valley and Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.
He has experience in collaboratively working with project stakeholders to ensure that the desired functionality and aesthetics are achieved while also driving structurally efficient and buildable solutions.
The North Thames Regional Group's preparation course for the Chartered Membership exam.
An online presentation about structural analysis, design and detailing using digital technology.
An joint online lecture with the Institution of Civil Engineers.
An online presentation from the IStructE's Midland Counties Young Members Group, featuring contributions from group members on their experiences as an engineer.
The IStructE Northern Ireland YMG will be hosting their annual Graduate and Student competition.
An outdoor networking event organised by the IStructE Midlands Young Members Group.
Join us for the IStructE Surrey Regional Group Annual Awards Dinner in the Downs View Suite at the world famous Epsom Downs Racecourse.