Stallard Meek Flightpath Foundation

SMFF is a not-for profit organisation that facilitates, sponsors and nurtures social projects, events, and discussions to improve the overall quality of various communities within South Australia and the broader Art & Design sectors.

Funded by Stallard Meek Flightpath Architects, the Foundation is committed to making meaningful and practical change in policies and practices impacting our South Australian communities. The Foundation provides an avenue to research, support and promote philanthropic ideas which improve the social and cultural settings through our built environments.

Encouraging collaboration within various art, architecture and design disciplines, these projects and events seek to benefit both the end user and the communities they inhabit.

Foundation projects

SALA Festival 2024

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Status: Exhibition Open August 1-31, 2024 Current Project Stage: Enrolled as part of 2024 SALA Venue   SMFF are proud to be registered as a venue for SALA 2024. Promoting, embracing and participating in the broader context of art and design sectors, we encourage fellow SMFA staff to exhibit their personal artistic pieces for the public to experience. These works range from painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and product design. 2024 SMFA Artists :
  • Susan McDougall
  • Natasha Matulessya
  • Marie Glezos
  • Abraham Aquirre Figueroa
  • Caitlin Roy

Loti Pod

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Status: Active Current Project Stage: Research / Ideation   The Loti Pod is a conceptual architectural response to the social infrastructure surrounding the overall wellbeing of patient carers who look after their loved ones in the hospital. Our architectural ideation explores the potential uses and community benefits of the Loti Pod and how it can positively impact the everyday lives of these selfless patient carers. Derived from the Greek term “Filotimo”, this project was born out of the need to provide care back to patient carers. The majority of hospital patient carers have had to sacrifice their duties, finances and/or hobbies to attend to their loved ones residing in the hospital. This carer might be a parent, a partner, a child, a close friend. They could be young, middle-aged, elderly. They sometimes have other dependents. They could be taking on the role of a patient carer anywhere from 2-4 consecutive weeks, to months and sometimes years. Encouraging local South Australian businesses to volunteer their services, products and/or expertise, at no cost to the patient carers, is a step closer to improving the day-to-day well-being of these selfless carers. It’s a space to remind them to also care for themselves and stay on top of typical life administration tasks. This might be with a new haircut or manicure, receiving assistance to complete taxes or access to legal advice, or experiencing a new gourmet menu and wine tasting. It could simply be a time for them to catch up on work emails, have a quick nap or just watch the game live with a friend. The design concept of the pod is required to cater to the varying needs of both the user (patient carer) and volunteer (local business). It must be flexible, adaptable, and accessible to ensure comfort, privacy, and functionality for the different types of services being provided. Situated outside the hospital building to ensure close proximity to the patient and remove the need for transport, the pod uses a booking system with an online app that allows the user and volunteer to confirm dates and times for particular services.

Adelaide Botanic High School

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Status: Active Current Project Stage: 2024 Curriculum Participation   SMFF has teamed up with Adelaide Botanic High School to tailor their Year 11 and 12 Architectural Specialisation Programme. Each term, SMFF participates in 1-2 lessons to help guide and inspire the architecture students. Topics of discussion and exploration include various site analysis strategies, architectural typologies, ideation and design principles, graphic communication methods, and participation in studio-style pin-up presentations. SMFF is proud to see the students’ architectural knowledge, interests, and motivation progress throughout each term.

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