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MODE and QUT Host Industry First Event for Landscape Architecture Students

MODE and the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) hosted an Industry Partnership Exhibition to celebrate the success of six 2nd year landscape architecture students who showed exceptional talent in their design work for the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre project

The exhibition showcased the six students work throughout MODE’s head office in Fortitude Valley on Friday 17 June.

Associate Director and Group Landscape Manager for MODE, Alayna Renata, says the industry partnership with QUT allowed the students to experience working on a real world  project while networking with industry leaders and MODE’s Landscape Architecture team.

“MODE and QUT worked closely together to hold this event as it provided the perfect opportunity for the students to showcase the hard work they put into the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre to potential work colleagues and family members,” said Alayna Renata.

Liam Cridland, Senior Landscape Architect at MODE, as well as, Debra Cushing, Lecturer, and Gillian Lawson, the Head of the Landscape Architecture discipline at QUT, praised the industry on supporting the up and coming landscape architects by allowing them an insight into the profession, and offering a real world perspective on the discipline’s critical role in building communities.

“As part of MODE’s ethos, we support and encourage student work in our projects. We are right behind QUT’s real world methods and strive to provide students with opportunities to show off their work to industry leaders and design firms,” said Liam Cridland.

The Industry Partner Exhibition saw MODE Principal, Wayne Jackson, a number of leading industry partners from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the Nudgee Beach client as well as students and their families, attend the exhibition.

The night included speeches, food, drinks and an opportunity for students, industry leaders and MODE to network and discuss the winning projects and all things design.

The Industry Exhibition was a first for MODE, who will continue supporting QUT students specialising in design courses.


Photos available on request.