As part of the Tasmanian government’s Visiting Architects Program, Sydney-based architecture firm Fitzpatrick and Partners spent three days exploring Tasmania’s forests and learning about forest management, the Forest Practices System and sustainability certification. The architects also learned about Tasmanian timber processing and products and the applications for those products in both residential and commercial settings.
The program was a huge success and another session has been planned for May 2020. “We’ve all walked away with preconceived notions dispelled and our knowledge level just gone through the roof,” said Paul Reidy, a partner at Fitzpatrick and Partners. “They’re actually creating an asset for a future generation.” tasmaniantimber.com.au/stories/tasmanian-visiting-architects-program-highlights-sustainability-innovation-and-collaboration