Five and More Storeys - Site Visit (Planet)

Event Outline

This half-day site tour builds on the Five and More Storeys course. It reviews the design outcomes of a higher density development against the relevant policy and site context. It is intended that the tour will involve a recently completed development. The site visit is an opportunity to examine the theory discussed on the previous day, with reference to real-life examples. The course is led by the architect and includes an on-site presentation and discussion with the planner who assessed the development proposal.

Issues covered include:

  • experience the spatial conditions and physical qualities of various design approaches and apartment designs and types
  • see the physical manifestation of the plans reviewed during the previous day
  • understand the links between apartments and building form, public domain outcomes and external facade expression, as well as communal indoor and outdoor space
  • opportunities to review and discuss the qualities of some apartment designs and typologies, and other development aspects such as car parking, outdoor space, entrances and integration of non-residential uses.


Event date:

29 / 4 / 2015

Course duration:

9.30am - 12.30pm

To register for this event, please contact PIA directly at

Please note that PIA Members receive a 30% discount.



Simon McPherson from SJB Urban will run the tour. Simon is an architect and urban designer and is Director of SJB Urban Pty Ltd, a specialist urban design practice in Melbourne and Sydney. SJB Urban is involved in both strategic plans for public sector clients, and large-scale developments in the

Venue address:

Location to be advised

Lunch not provided

Note: Bring suitable all-weather, walking gear

Course cost:


Registration closes:

15 / 4 / 2015

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