Architecture - Masters

E.M.B.R Institute

The E.M.B.R Institute in Imbil provides a mechanism for the study of bushfires and sustainable timber management, combining both Government and Indigenous organisations. The main Institutional Anchor is located within the Imbil township and integrates into the community fabric, encouraging interaction with existing rural fire infrastructure. The Anchor will be complimented by a corresponding Field Station located within the Imbil State Forest, acting as a working prototype to test its BAL-40 bushfire capabilities in the field. It is hoped that these two buildings will improve current ecological and bushfire knowledge, systems and practices in Australia.

The context.

Research conducted by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology found that there are serious gaps in current Australian bushfire knowledge and practices, and thus there is an urgent need to conduct research into these areas. Furthermore, to continue living safely with our warming climate, there is a need for an integrated approach between Government and Indigenous researchers. Therefore, the three groups who will utilise the E.M.B.R Institute include the CSIRO, BOM and Firesticks.

the e.m.b.r institutional anchor.

the e.m.b.r field station.

Erin Pedersen

Graduating from her Masters of Architecture, Erin is passionate about sub-tropical and responsive design. Her focus on Bushfire systems for her final Masters project demonstrates this interest in designing for Queensland's climate and character. Erin also has a background in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and enjoys sketching in her spare time.