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    Architects celebrated with 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Nathan Johnson

    Two Australian architects have been listed among 700-plus people on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours, both awarded for their distinguished contribution to the architecture industry.

    Sydney’s Robert Nation (pictured above), former president of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and current co-chair of the Institute’s International Committee, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), while Malcolm Levy, another Sydney-based architect, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

    Nation was born in St Kilda, Melbourne, and educated in Hobart and Toronto, Canada. Over his 40 year career he worked predominantly in Tasmania in the 1970s (HNRV Architects), Hong Kong in the 1980s (Yuncken Freeman Hong Kong and Nation Fender Architects), Bangkok and Melbourne in the 1990s (Nation Fender Architects and Nation Fender Katsalidis) and Sydney from 2000 (Nation Viney Architects).

    He has received many prizes from the AIA Architecture Awards programs including his Sidney Myer Asia Centre project at the University of Melbourne, which received the RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award and an RAIA National Architecture Award Public Building Commendation in 2002.

    Nation was also responsible for the 85-storey World Tower situated at World Square in Sydney and is currently the Design Director of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority.

    While Levy’s career is less documented, his significant contribution to the fields of architecture and sailing warranted his Medal of the Order of Australia. Levy has been a Fellow of the AIA since 1982 and an examiner for the Architects’ Accreditation Council of Australia since 1986.

    Padstow building consultant Allan Harriman (OAM) and American engineering consultant Dr Alan Peter Jeary (AC) were also named on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their contribution to the building and construction industry.

    Image: Australian Institute of Architects

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