IPAA proudly presented Tim Horton, South Australian Commissioner for Integrated Design, at an intimate forum on Whipping posts and deniability: why failure can be a sign of success. Nearly 40 people attended the event, which was booked out virtually overnight.

In his role as South Australian Commissioner for Integrated Design, Tim provides independent advice to the Premier and Cabinet. The Integrated Design Commission is Australia’s first state level multidisciplinary design, cross-government advisory team and Tim is an award winning architect and urban designer, with experience spanning the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally. Throughout his career, he has been deeply interested in civic space and the role for design in shaping human-centered urban policy and it is this focus that guides his advice to the SA Government. Tim has also held positions as state President of the Australian Institute of Architects, and Chair of the National Practice Committee of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has acted as a member of the editorial board for the Australian Urban Design Protocol and is currently a Board member of South Australia’s leading craft and design body, the Jam Factory.

The event opened with Tim’s talk and presentation, which were followed by a Q&A session facilitated by IPAA’s Divisional Council Member, Erma Ranieri, who is also Deputy Chief Executive (Strategy, People & Culture) for the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy, and who was made an IPAA National Fellow late last year for her services to the public sector and to IPAA. The event wrapped up with a networking session at which all event delegates were provided the opportunity to chat with him regarding their own particular interests.

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4th April 2012