NSW Bondi Pavilion Tour - A Sunset Walk & Talk

NSW Bondi Pavilion Tour - A Sunset Walk & Talk


Designing for Shared Spaces - Presented by AILA NSW, JMD Design and AILA NSW Partner Light Culture & BEGA

What does it take to create enticing and safe spaces in iconic Australian environments?

Join us for a walk along Bondi for a discussion on the considerations needed when designing for public open spaces.

Bernardo Cunha from JMD Design and Tom Stevens from Light Culture will lead us on a walking tour of the Bondi Pavilion and surrounds, providing a general overview of the brief, opportunities, constraints and design response of the project.

When: Thursday 8th Dec
Time: 5pm-6.30pm (drinks after)
Cost: FREE for members


Key considerations of the project to be discussed during the tour:

- Keeping the pavilion's heritage, it's story and history

- Keeping a strong community character

- Making the courtyards a flexible space, suitable for a range of events

- Heritage interpretation 


- Environmental Influences (weather etc.)

- Safety and flexibility

This is sure to be a fantastic event in a beautiful setting, with the insight of multiple perspectives making it one not to miss. We will have drinks afterwards and enjoy the beautiful view and hopefully some sunshine!

Places will book up fast so be sure to register your spot now.









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Bernardo Cunha - Director, JMD Design

Bernardo has over 15 years’ experience in Landscape Architecture both in Australia and overseas, having relocated to Australia from Portugal in 2015. His attention is drawn to creating meaningful and sustainable landscapes, drawing on his knowledge on Sustainability and Agenda 21 from his post-graduate degree. His primary focus lies with the design of spaces designed for the community, whether they be for the public or private sector.


Tom Stevens - General Manager, Light Culture Australia

After graduating as an Electrical Engineer Tom practiced as an Electrical Building Services Engineer for 3 years before completing a Master of Design Science in Illumination Design and practicing as a Lighting Designer for the next 5 years. Tom has worked on a wide range of projects, including Bath Abbey, York Minster, the V&A London, and Stargroves (a country mansion once owned by Mick Jagger). Tom has been working with Light Culture for 3 years, and is now the National Sales and Marketing Manager.



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Thursday, 08 December 2022
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion
Bondi NSW
2 Informal CPD Points

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