Thorp, former director of architects at Mitchell Giurgola & Thorp and later Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, was honoured in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List.
Five Australian practices won some of the most awaited awards, including the Landscape Project of the Year Award that went to Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer for their National Arboretum Canberra project. Other winners included: FJMT, Ian Moore Architects, Rice Daubney and CHROFI.
Craigieburn Library by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp architects has achieved global acclaim for the restrained strength of its design concept, and its capacity to engage the local community. With photography by Trevor Mein.