2016 Queensland President’s Dinner

2016 Queensland President’s Dinner


Date : Thursday 10 March 2016

Venue: Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane

Master of Ceremonies: Professor Michael Keniger LFRAIA

The Queensland Chapter would like to thank all those who were able to attend including the following VIP guests; Cr Helen Abrahams, Cr Milton Dick, Cr Shayne Sutton, Jane Gibson, Dr Jim Conner, Prof Catherin Bull AM & Dennis Gibson AO, Malcolm Middleton OAM, Sallyanne Atkinson AO, Cameron Bruhn & Ian Close (Architecture Media), Steve Keating (Department of State Development), Stacey Rawlings (Consult Australia) & Peter Ho (Engineers Australia).

We would also like to congratulate the following who were honoured on the night.
The Australian Institute of Architects Life Fellows

Catherine Baudet LFRAIA

For over 35 years, Catherine Baudet has contributed significantly to the architectural profession through achievements in private practice, involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects, mentoring and teaching roles, and wider community engagement. 

As a director of A. Ian Ferrier Baudet & associates and subsequently Ferrier Baudet Architects, Catherine has been responsible for many award winning projects. Under her leadership, Ferrier Baudet Architects specialises in innovative design solutions particularly in the areas of aged care, education, health and community buildings and student accommodation.  

Catherine’s expert and cultured contribution to these industries has greatly benefited the broader community. She has held positions on numerous boards and committees, including architectural advisory groups, educational committees and women’s groups. She has also provided papers at numerous conferences relating to these Industries. 

Catherine’s contribution to Institute committees has been instrumental in developing policy recommendations for architecture, building and construction in general. She has also been instrumental in gaining the recognition and promotion of women architects in the construction industry and founded the women in architecture group in 1983. As a strong advocate of women in the industry she has mentored, inspired, promoted and encouraged many young women in the architectural profession. 

Catherine has participated in various teaching roles influencing and mentoring a new generation of professionals. Her professional life exemplifies the role of an architect’s responsibility to contribute to community needs.

 Ian Charlton LFRAIA

Ian Charlton has rendered notable contribution to the advancement of the profession through the quality of the buildings he has designed and his leadership in achieving and maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of architectural practice during the whole of his professional career. 

As a partner in a small practice, Ian produced award winning projects such as Gleneagles in New Farm, Winner of RAIA Building of the Year in 1965, and notable industrial & commercial projects, including William Adams office & Warehouse and James Hardie Headquarters, as well as institutional and domestic work. 

As a director of Conrad & Gargett, Ian has been responsible for major city commercial projects including the Commonwealth Bank Capital Office Development and the National Mutual Centre in Brisbane as well as important restoration projects, notable Queensland Parliament House.  

Ian Charlton is a worth recipient of Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects for his long term, consistently emeritus involvement in architectural practice and service to the profession. 

Brian Donovan LFRAIA

Brian Donovan has rendered a notable contribution to the advancement of the profession of architecture in design, construction, education and advocacy. 

A founding director of Donovan hill, Brian is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most influential architects through the achievements of the practice in generating innovative approaches to the design of a broad spectrum of building types and spaces.

The design ethos of Donovan Hill was driven by a pronounced response to place, culture and climate as evidenced by each of its projects. The built works are exemplary and have made an enduring contribution to the canon of significant Australian architecture. Clients and collaborators were drawn into the shaping and development of design outcomes, which uplifted the expectations of what could be achieved in the face of the circumstances and contingencies met during the delivery of each project. 

Brian has guided innovative urban and campus planning including the master planning of Brisbane’s CBD. He has served on numerous advisory panels and is an articulate advocate of the value of high quality architectural design.  

The mentorship and leadership that Brian has provided to collaborators, colleagues and staff has Strengthened and enriched the architectural culture of practice in Brisbane and Queensland. Brian’s appointment as an adjunct professor of the University of Queensland affirmed his standing in the profession and recognised his contribution to architectural education throughout his career. 

In 2012, Brian led the amalgamation of Donovan Hill with BVN Architecture, which ensured the continuation of the ethos of the original practice on the larger National canvas offered by the merger.

Russell Hall LFRAIA

Russell Hall has rendered a notable contribution to the advancement of architecture through his architecture design work, most particularly in the development of a regionally distinctive architecture in Queensland. 

Drawing on a deep understanding of the history of the timber-framed house, Russell’s Architecture employs and extends many of its fundamental principles with contemporary contexts. 

His early low-cost public housing in Papua New Guinea in the 1970’s adopted the traditions of single-skin structures to provide elevated, ventilated, shaded and secure buildings from local resources. Subsequent pavilion houses developed on the Sunshine Coast in the 1980’s combined nail-plate technology to carefully composed cross-braced wall-frames coupled with deep hipped and experimental hypar roof geometries. The strength and versatility of this technology was best exhibited in the cyclone-exposed Judge House (RAIA House of the Year QLD 1988) and the Carpenter Hall House (1986), a remarkable five-storey exposed timber-framed structure built on complex truncated dodecahedral geometry, one of the only 16 Queensland Buildings on the Institute’s list of Nationally Significant 20th Century Architecture. 

Beyond his architecture practice, Russell has reinvigorated traditional metalworking processes in his ripple iron curving company to producing a range of street furniture and architectural fittings. In recent years, Russell has applied equal vigour to researching, reconstructing and extending the design of the iconic agricultural windmill.  

Russell Hall in a unique individual, an original thinker whose bold and innovative work has contributed to a strong and distinctive regional approach to architecture. 

Cecil Hargraves LFRAIA

Cecil Hargraves is a man of great character, integrity and humility. His strong faith, sense of values and his architectural abilities are of the highest order. 

Cecil is a leader with the capacity to inspire confidence and respect from his staff, students and colleagues. He is always tactful and respectful with critiques, but forthright and extremely knowledgeable. His outstanding moral compass, integrity, dedication to community and professionalism are truly his most notable qualities.  He has had a strong influence upon the live of the many architects who have worked with him over his long and distinguished career. 

Cecil was employed at the architectural practice of Frank L Cullen and Partners in 1957 and accepted a partnership in 1960 when the practice became Frank L Cullen Hargraves & Mooney. He remained a partner until 1997 and after was a Director of Hargraves Briggs Jacuzzi until his retirement in 2004. Cecil has been involved in the design of banks, hospitals and other government buildings however his true passion is for the architecture of the Church; he has imparted a strong and lasting design influence on many churches throughout Queensland. 

Cecil is a man of his community. A founding member of the Kenmore Lions Club in 1964 he remained and active member until 1990 and also taught in a voluntary capacity at Kenmore South State School. Cecil joined the Institute in 1955 and has been an active and supportive member through the awards program and the Institute committees.

Richard Sale LFRAIA 

Richard Sale is nominated for Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects as one of Australia’s leading practitioners of and advocates for environmentally responsible architecture. 

This commitment to environmentally responsible architecture began with his undergraduate thesis and post-graduate research at the AA and at UQ, where his Masters Thesis applied early computer simulation to thermal analysis. He co-authored the Australian and New Zealand Solar Home book in 1979, leading to leadership roles in the solar energy society. 

Richard has made a significant contribution to the scientific and technical aspects of architecture in a career that has specialised in the designed and delivery of over 30 specialist research laboratory and research facilities in Queensland. His skills are cross disciplinary and provide important design links to the allied consultant teams on these complex projects. 

Richard is best known in the profession for his energetic contributions over 25 years in Institute committees for Education, Environment and Sustainability and through eight years as a Queensland Chapter Councillor. He has made valuable contributions to Institute Policy and Advisory notes and provided input to the Australian Building Codes Board and State Government Policy on Energy Codes and serving as competition assess and conference organiser. Throughout his career the fields known as bioclimatic design, architectural science, solar design, green architecture, climate response and ESD have shifted nomenclature and moved in and out of political priority. Through this time, Richard’s commitment to a more sustainable architecture has been unwavering. He is an exemplary champion of this cause through his practice and his advocacy.   

The Australian Institute of Architects Fellows

Stephen Burt FRAIA

Julianne Field FRAIA

Chris Gay FRAIA

Charles Howroyd FRAIA

Andrew James FRAIA

Michael Kisluk FRAIA

Steven Layton FRAIA

Gerard Lynch FRAIA

Varouge Patapan FRAIA

Gavan Reilly FRAIA

Fergus Tait FRAIA

Mark Urquhart FRAIA

Wilhelmus Van Zijl FRAIA
Robert Wesener FRAIA


The Australian Institute of Architects Honorary Fellowship

Prof Catherin Bull AM Hon FRAIA

Emeritus Professor Dr Catherin Bull AM, FAILA, MAICD, MLArch (Melbourne University), and Dr Design (Harvard), Adjunct Professor QUT, is a widely respected practioner, educator, and author. Catherin is a highly regarded advocate for the built-environment and serves on numerous boards, review panels and design juries across Australia, advising all levels of Government and Industry.  

With an exceptional grasp of the processes around the delivery of high quality urban spaces, Catherin has contributed an intellectual rigor that has significantly enhanced capacity with the communities she operates within. Catherin’s rare and unique skillset is demonstrated by the many governments and authorities from around Australia seeking her advice on significant infrastructure projects.  

Catherin has made a substantial contribution to the built-environment over her illustrious career, that has included a diverse range of roles; practioner, educator, and importantly as advisor to governments at the highest levels. Through Catherin’s insightfulness and articulate representation of critical built-environment issues, she has promoted the importance of including architectural and landscape design as a core discipline within major infrastructure projects. Catherin’s highly regarded public advocacy has promoted effectively the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture to the public. 

It is her exemplary leadership in advocacy for the profession and the built environment that supports this application for Catherin as worthy candidate for an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects.


The President’s Prizes

‘Living in the city: New architecture in Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific’ – The Museum of Brisbane

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum – Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland

Judith Gilmore – Queensland Chapter Manager

Emerging Architect Prize (sponsored by AWS)

Aaron Peters RAIA

QIA Medallion

Sam Bowstead (UQ)

Dylan McLaughlin (Griffith)

Jacquelyn Sue Yek (QUT)

Board of Architects’ Prize

Sam Bowstead (UQ)

Dylan McLaughlin (Griffith)

Georgia Elliott (QUT)

This year’s event also incorporated the formal handover to President Elect, Bruce Wolfe FRAIA.  Bruce will officially take the reins as Chapter President this Thursday 17 March.

Photographs of the Event are available on the Queensland Chapter Facebook Page
Photographer: Narelle Robinson