The LSAA generally aims to conduct two day Conferences every second year at varying locations in Australia and New Zealand.
Highlights of these Conferences are the excellent presentations on lightweight structures in the region. Invited Keynote speakers are able to present emerging design and application trends from around the world. Another highlight of the Conference is the LSAA Design Awards presentations at the Conference Dinner. For consideration, projects must have been completed in the prior two years and have a significant input - design, fabrication or installation - from persons or companies in Australasia.
Every other year we endeavour to have one day workshops or seminars.
Events such as Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Design Awards organized by the LSAA
Events that are being organized by other organizations - that might be of some interest to those with a passion for lightweight structures.
Past Industry related events from around the world that have been promoted on the LSAA website. Listed from the most recently added. Links may be useful for a period.
Articles from earlier LSAA Seminars, Conferences and Design Awards
Theme ‘Connecting to Tomorrow’
In the modern world of lightweight structures, we often find ourselves at the crossroads of architectural trends. Digital transformation offers us ground-breaking pathways to innovate on novel platforms in strange new ways, with the rise of AI asking us to rethink all we knew. A climate-crisis-driven focus on sustainability has asked us to consider our impact on the world around us through smart materials and biophilic urbanism. And new human-centric approaches to our fields have offered up frameworks spanning vast disciplinary bounds to tackle our world’s most pressing problems.
Today’s world must seize hold of all these new trends. To be held on September 12 and 13 in Melbourne Australia, the LSAA 2024 Conference and Design Awards will spearhead the industry’s approach to all these vital challenges under the banner of ‘Connecting to Tomorrow’.
The theme seeks to encompass all the connections that will make up tomorrow’s lightweight structures fields – connections to technology, to environment and to each other. Featuring the world leaders in the field of lightweight structures, this conference stands at an inflection point, seizing the vast opportunity to deal with these crucial issues as we build tomorrow’s world, today.