Tzannes’ founding director Alec Tzannes AM LFRAIA was today awarded Australian Architecture’s highest honor, the AIA Gold Medal. Awarded since 1960, The Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture or endowed the profession of architecture […]
The full citation delivered by Professor Helen Lochhead can be read here. Citation excerpt- Alec’s impact on the UNSW community and society more generally are immeasurable, and his leadership and design work have undoubtedly enhanced the quality of life of our communities and the public discourse on how architecture and design can make our cities […]
The Sidney Luker Memorial Medal and Lecture were established in 1954 by three institutes – planners, surveyors and architects. A copy of Alec’s guest lecture, ‘The Vibrant City’, can be viewed here. More information on the award.
Jury citation With its high-density, mixed-use urban park, its pedestrian focus and its public transport access, Central Park is an exemplar of socially and environmentally responsible urban renewal, transforming a former brewery complex through private sector investment. Involving multiple owners and stakeholders, numerous specialist design consultants and intense political debate, the eventual development approval yielded densities […]
International House Sydney has won the Australian Timber Design Award 2017, along with an Excellence Award for Public or Commercial Building, an Excellence Award for Sustainability and the People’s Choice Award. The Jury citation recognised ”International House Sydney is a distinctive new element in the city, one of unique and integral character”.