Internationally recognised UWA Architecture graduate and Adjunct Professor, Kerry Hill, has been made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to architecture, particularly as an ambassador for Australian design in South East Asia, and as an educator and mentor.’Professor Hill studied architecture at UWA in the 1960s and in 2008 was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Architecture by the University. In 2011, he accepted the position of Adjunct Professor of Architecture to support new internationalisation initiatives in the UWA Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).
As Principal of Kerry Hill Architects since 1979, Professor Hill has been responsible for the design of substantial developments throughout Australia including The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia; The Darwin Centre, Darwin; The Heritage Hotel and Port Office Building, Brisbane; and private residences in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.
He has completed residential, commercial and educational projects in South East Asia, India, Bhutan and the Middle East; and is currently working in Japan, China, Croatia, Jordan and Spain.
Included among his numerous awards are: the President's Design Award, Singapore, 2010; Australian Institute of Architects International Award, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 2006; Gold Medal, Australian Institute of Architects, 2006; Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2001; Inaugural Kenneth F Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award, 1995.
The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Winthrop Professor Simon Anderson, said Kerry Hill had produced a body of work that has shaped and continued to shape the direction of world architecture.
“His greatest contribution and lasting legacy is the way his architecture seamlessly combines the needs and technologies of modern building projects with the traditions and histories of vernacular buildings and environments. He has shown a generation of architects and the communities in which he works that one can produce modern architecture that is responsive to place, that is accommodating of people and that elevates the human spirit,” Professor Anderson said.
Winthrop Professor Simon Anderson ( +61 8) 6488 2589