Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 6 September

The University Club of Western Australia

  • In-person

Event details


Date and time

  • Wednesday 6 September 2023
    5:30pm - 7:30pm

Event type

  • In-person


  • Community
  • Professionals
  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Studying at UWA
  • UWA staff

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration is essential
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Now in its 30th year, the Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture honours the memory of celebrated Civil Engineer and UWA member of staff Dr George Hondros.

This year's Lecture is presented by Graham Coult, Technical Director at the UK based engineering practice Eckersley O'Callaghan, who will be speaking on Glass Structures: 25 years of innovation that made the impossible possible.

Graham will share his insights about some of his key award-winning projects that have shaped the glazing industry such as several iconic computer retail flagship stores across the globe and London’s recent Sky Pool. Graham will show how innovation and development of glass and other materials has resulted in the change of the status quo and re-thinking what is possible.

The presentation will demonstrate the significant technological advances made, the decisions that mattered and the teamwork and trust that brought them to life, using some of these pioneering projects to illustrate these themes. To bring us to the present-day, Graham will emphasise the importance of ongoing circularity research, addressing how we can improve the use of end-of-life glass from buildings.

Q&A discussion

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for questions, discussion and networking.

About the speaker

Image of Graham Coult

Graham is responsible for the strategic operations across engineering firm Eckersley O’Callaghan. This includes defining design processes and project delivery for project excellence. He also leads the Research and Development programme driven by a pursuit to explore the innovative, sustainable, and circular use of material in design. 25 years’ technical expertise in pioneering glass engineering and a continued interest in materials have been instrumental in delivering Graham’s many challenging and award-winning glass projects.