Architects receive Australia Day Honours

January 29, 2013

Four fellows of the Australian Institute of Architects were awarded Australia Day Honours over the weekend.

Life fellows of the Australian Institute of Architects, Michael Dysart (pictured, right) and Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith (pictured, left), and fellows Dr Robert Pem Gerner and Mr Hugh O’Neill received Australia Day Honours on the weekend.

Michael Dysart (NSW) was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to architecture. In 2002 Dysart also received the 25 Year Award from the ACT Chapter of the Institute for his Urambi Village project, and the NSW Chapter’s Sulman Award with Harry Seidler AC OBE in 1991 for Grosvenor Place.

Michael Llewellyn-Smith (SA) was also appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to local government through the promotion of city and state relations and planning. A member of the AIA since 1970, Llewellyn-Smith became a Life Fellow in 2010 following his numerous contributions to urban planning and design.

Robert Pem Gerner (NSW) was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to architectural education, particularly in the field of urban design. An examiner on the NSW Architects Registration Board and the ACT Board of Architects, Gerner is also co-author of Architecture By Team (2008) and was co-editor of online journal Cityscape from 2005 to 2012.

Hugh O’Neill (VIC) was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to architecture, through contributions to tertiary education and the fostering of relations with Asia, particularly Indonesia. A practising architect since 1957, O’Neill founded the Architecture of Asian Societies course at the University of Melbourne in 1962.

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