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Mark is a Director of Architecture Melbourne and over his professional career has developed a keen interest in the design of justice environments. Completed projects include the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane, Bendigo Law Court, Frankston Law Court, Geelong Law Court and the Shepparton Law Court (construction underway). Additional court related experience includes Feasibility Studies and the Standard Police Custody Facilities Report. Mark’s expertise ranges from meeting the challenges of large scale public and commercial projects to solving the complex spatial layers and refined details required in specialist court buildings – including the innovative Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane. Mark participated and collaborated through all stages of the winning project, as a member of the competition design team and Design Directorate formed for the project through to management of the specialised courtroom fit outs including detailed design, analysis, 3d studies and prototypical construction to ensure optimum sight lines and dimensional configurations. Mark is an advocate for the role of good design in the creation of calming, serene and respectful justice environments in which to balance the competing demands of human rights and security.



David Tait is Professor of Justice Research in the Digital Humanities Research Group at the University of Western Sydney, and Professeur associé at Telecom ParisTech. His interests include court architecture, justice rituals, and technologies used in court and tribunal hearings. He has led five Australian Research Council projects in these areas together with scholars in architecture, psychology, law, forensic science and media studies. Current projects examine the use of iPads to assist in jury deliberations, immersive video conferencing for court hearings and the use of cages or docks to contain defendants on trial. His most recent book is Juries Science and Popular Culture in the Age of Terror: the case of the Sydney Bomber, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, co-edited with Jane Goodman-Delahunty.



Paul Katsieris is Principal of Katsieris Origami: Architecture & Urbanism. He is a specialist on Law Courts architecture and is a Partner Investigator with the ARC ‘Just Spaces’ Research Project. Paul recently Joint Ventured with Bates Smart on designs for the redevelopment of the A.C.T Supreme Court in Canberra and was the Design Principal for a number of Law Courts projects including the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne and the Sunshine Magistrate’s and Children’s Court, Victoria (Architect: HASSELL).



Cameron Lyon is a Director at Lyons with specialist expertise in multi-jurisdictional court facilities and the detailed needs of Jury Trial courts for the Superior Court jurisdictions. Cameron’s experience and research includes investigations of the working environments for Court Users to enable they are provided with dignified, safe and secure facilities. Cameron has been the court planner and designer for a number of major court facilities including the Perth County Court (JV with design leaders Cox Architecture), the Sydney West Trial Courts, the Victorian County Court (DJ, SKM, Lyons) and the recently completed Broadmeadows Children’s Court. He is currently the Principal Architect for the new ACT Law Courts Project. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the project encompasses an integrated solution for the existing Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and new facilities. Cameron is a Senior Counsellor with the Australian Institute of Architects and is a regular participant and presenter at conferences and symposiums on courts and justice projects.



Rosemary Burne is an Associate at Architecture, Melbourne and has been a practicing architect in the state of Victoria for over 20 years. She has developed a broad range of experience across the education, health, residential and justice sectors and has served on numerous awards juries. Rosemary is currently a Chapter Councillor and member of the Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter) Awards Committee.



Martin Coates is a Director with ISG Projects with over 25 years of experience leading and influencing project teams through all phases of the project lifecycle for both the public and private sectors. Martin’s track record includes major public buildings in the arts and justice sectors, and more recently successfully leading one the biggest transport projects in Australia. Prior to joining ISG Projects, Martin worked in the design consultancy sector as an architect and in the construction sector as design manager.



Andrew McKinley is a Director with ISG Projects with expertise in developing and delivering high profile capital works projects. In 2012 Andrew was awarded the Victorian Project Manager of the Year for his outstanding project management and leadership skills on Princes Pier restoration. More recently, Andrew has successfully led major projects in the transport, emergency services and justice sectors. Prior to joining ISG Projects, Andrew worked in the design consultancy sector as a structural engineer.