Prominent architects receive Australia Day Honours
The Australian Institute of Architects congratulates former National President Graham Jahn and eminent architect Kerry Hill, who are recipients of the Australia Day Honours this year.
Graham Jahn has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia for service to architecture, particularly through the promotion of excellence in urban design and planning as well as to professional associations and to local government and the arts.
Leading architect, Kerry Hill was appointed as Officer of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day Awards for distinguished service to architecture, particularly as an ambassador for Australian design in South East Asia, and as an educator and mentor.
Mr Jahn was National President of the Institute between 2001 and 2003 following his presidency of the NSW Chapter from 1999 to 2001. The founding editor of Monument magazine, Mr Jahn is currently the Director of City Planning and Regulatory Services in the City of Sydney.
Mr Jahn has received numerous national and international awards throughout his career including the American Institute of Architects Presidential Medal and the Robin Boyd Award for best residential architecture in Australia in 1999.
Director of Kerry Hill Architects and an influential figure in Australian and South East Asian architecture over the past three decades, Mr Hill has created high quality hotels and resorts, award-winning houses, mixed-use developments and public projects.
Mr Hill has been recognised widely for his work with awards including the Institute’s most prestigious honour, the Gold Medal in 2006.
Kerry Hill Architects also received the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture for the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia as well as the Award for International Architecture for Amankora in Bhutan at the Institute’s 2011 National Architecture Awards.