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Leading Sydney architect Professor Alec Tzannes has accepted the offer of a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
As founder of Sydney architectural practice Tzannes Associates and with a 33-year career under his belt, Professor Tzannes has won a number of national and state awards and is a former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).
Tzannes has worked closely with industry, government and academia, and has received numerous accolades as a result, including several AIA Robin Boyd and AIA Wilkinson awards, as well as international awards such as the President’s Medal from both the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (as well as being made an Honorary Member of the two bodies). Tzannes is also an honorary fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Building and is a Life Fellow of the AIA.
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer says that Tzannes’ “continued involvement as a leading practitioner has allowed for the best industry practice to be incorporated into teaching and faculty leadership”.
“The Faculty has improved considerably under Professor Tzannes’ leadership and is well placed to continue this strong trajectory over the next five years.”
Tzannes’ achievements as Dean include increased grant success, most notably in winning the bid for the CRC for Low Carbon Living, improved results in research rankings and curriculum development. His next five-year term as Dean starts in November this year.