Bee Newman

Next 50 Architects
<p>Bee is a Founding Director of NEXT 50 Architects, an emerging Tasmanian practice that is strongly positioned in sustainable construction, complex timber design, fabrication and prototyping. </p> <p>A member of the EmAGN (Tasmania) committee for the past three years, including a two-year term as finance manager, Bee revels in being an active member in the profession. Her involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects has included directing the the 2016 annual Open House architecture ball and being a creative director for the 2017 Tasmanian state architecture awards.<br /> Bee also sits on the advisory committee for the Australian Research Council’s industrial transformation training centre for Forest Value; funding research across disciplines in timber within the University of Tasmania. </p> <p>Holding a Masters of Architecture from the University of Tasmania (2011), Bee progressed from graduate to studio manager of an innovative prefabrication-based, medium-scale design and construct business. From project management to overseeing the design process in both residential and commercial sectors, Bee has developed and managed several award-winning projects including the construction of a fully-prefabricated timber passive house in collaboration with the Architect, and now fellow NEXT 50 director, Stuart McKenzie-Hall. </p> <p>Bee’s vision looks to the next fifty years of practice and how design can, and will, lead to accelerated innovation in complex construction through digital fabrication. The result of which will be creative, high quality, long-lasting, efficient buildings.<br /> Presently NEXT 50 Architects are undertaking Tasmania’s first entire (walls, floor and roof) mass CLT (cross laminated timber) house, due for completion November 2017. </p>
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