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Heather MacRae & Andrew Murray.

Heather McRae and Andrew Murray met in the architecture department of UWA. Heather is a recent graduate of Environmental Design and is currently working on her obtaining her Masters of Architecture. She was awarded the first year studio design award in 2006 and has studied on exchange at Pennsylvania State University in the USA. She recently completed a summer design program in Chennai, India. Andrew blogs about WA architecture at www.perthsbest.wordpress.com and works on the Weather Ring design journal while finishing off his Masters of Architecture. He has organised documentary screenings with the Office of the Government Architect and participated in the Love Is My Velocity Plate Project. He is also one third of local band Taco Leg, who are soon to release their debut record.



In the past decade, the mining boom has created enormous wealth that has contributed to an increase in the production of architecture in Western Australia. Now, at the brink of an economic crisis, Perth’s building will inevitably slow down. As representatives from the field of architecture, our project examines ways to deal with this quiet period of growth and how it could affect the practice of architecture within the city. As we move into a more reflective architectural state, it is necessary to adapt, to think and work in different ways as we persist in activating the city and enriching the urban fabric. Heather and Andrew explore the positive side of the slowing pace, giving them time to digest and reflect on the structures that have been so quickly produced and explore design theologies to ultimately help enrich the City of Perth.