Lisa Lisutu and Hariklia Pontikinas

Enjoy this lively, interdisciplinary conversation between electrical engineer Lisa Lisutu and architect Hariklia Pontikinas, as they discuss career highlights, role models and the best advice they’ve ever had.

Our conversationalists for this episode are Hariklia Pontikinas and Lisa Lisutu. Hariklia is an architect and Associate at Russell and Yelland Architects. Lisa is an electrical engineer at Aurecon.

Lisa and Haraklia met for the first time at this session. Both had been requested as speakers by previous salon attendees and both have a reputation as spirited and lively. The hunch that they would get on, proved absolutely correct. This entertaining conversation includes the healthy banter of architect versus engineer, career highlights, role models and some excellent advice. Shared tips for getting ahead include ‘fake it till you make it’ and ‘carry yourself with confidence’. They also shared an honest account of their experiences as women working in the construction industry – along with their most used emojis.

This episode is from the 2022 Autumn Salon and was recorded live on Kaurna Country at the Adelaide Brickworks Design Studio on 7 April 2022. Organised by Ali McFadyen, it was supported by Parlour Partner AWS. Photos Benjamin Liew.