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Written by Sara Kirby, Above image courtesy of http://www.hassellstudio.com
Perth architect Peter Lee was awarded the Architects Board of Western Australia annual Board Award for his contribution to the architectural profession, in a ceremony held at The University Club of Western Australia on Wednesday.
Presented by the Chairman of the Architects Board of Western Australia, Dr John Taylor, Peter received deserved recognition following his many works which have changed the face of the city of Perth.
As director of architectural practice HASSELL, Peter has worked on projects such as one40william, a CBD hub which links directly to the Perth Underground railway station and pedestrian laneways. The building combines office space, retail, food, and entertainment facilities, as well as boasting a contemporary eco-friendly design.
Peter is also engaged in the development of the new Perth Stadium, which will seat 60,000 people for sporting and various entertainment events, and the consequential Perth Stadium Station, designed to cater to the demands the stadium will bring, allowing one train to depart every two minutes.
Going beyond his expected professional obligations, Peter has provided accommodation to the city’s homeless through his role in the Committee for Perth and significant voluntary work with Foundation Housing and Open House Perth.
Presenting him with his award, Dr John Taylor reinforced Peter’s deservedness, saying his “contribution to our built environment, his professional conduct and commitment to using his skills to support the next generation of architects in an educational capacity, as well as volunteering to provide much needed help for our city’s homeless is simply outstanding.”