Media Release

Former Premier Ted Baillieu MP Launches Fed Square Architects Time Capsule


Fed Square - Australian Institute of Architects

Future generations to have insight into Architects and their work. 

Click here to view 'The Architects of Victoria' digital time capsule

Future generations will be given access to the personal stories and insights of Architects who ultimately shape the visible appearance of Victoria's commercial and residential precincts.

The Hon Ted Baillieu MP, former Premier and Architectlaunched Federation Story - 
'The Architects of Victoria' digital time capsule

This morning the former Premier, the Hon. Ted Baillieu MP, launched Federation Story - 'The Architects of Victoria' digital time capsule to create a record of achievements and reflections of life for Architects in contemporary Victoria.

Catherine Walter AM, Chair of Fed Square;  the Hon. Ted Baillieu MP, former Premier of Victoria, an Architect,
with Peter Malatt, President Victorian Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects at the launch.

The announcement comes at a time when Melbourne and Victoria is facing a population boom and there is ongoing debate of what Melbourne and its suburbs should look like in the future.

Mr Baillieu was joined by several Architects to have their stories and work released onto the Federation Square Big Screen.

Victorian Architects along with the Hon. Ted Baillieu MP and Catherine Walter at the official launch of Federation Story - 
'The Architects of Victoria' at Fed Square this morning

'The Architects of Victoria' is being developed in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects Victoria Chapter as part of Federation Story, an ongoing digital time capsule program with over four hundred personal stories reflecting contemporary Australian life and is used as an educational resource.

The scope of the digital time capsule covers Architects' work in metropolitan, suburban, regional and country locations with projects large and small, ranging from commercial buildings to the design of a family home.

The online portal provides a history of personal stories of Architects who individually and collectively have made a major contribution to Victoria through the design, renovation and re-development of buildings, including those with heritage and historic significance.

Federation Story is an ongoing project that is actively promoted as a major educational and social media resource that can bridge the information gap locally, nationally and internationally with its personal focus and provides the opportunity for people to upload their own stories and images.

Peter Malatt, President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects welcomed 'The Architects of Victoria' project in partnership with Federation Square, saying that it provides the profession and individual Architects with an opportunity to promote the contribution made by Architects to the quality of life in Victoria through innovative building design.

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