Founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, Brian Zulaikha has been appointed to the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building as an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture.

Zulaikha will be joined by Design Director for City of Sydney, Bridget Smyth in the UTS faculty and will will mentor students in a range of subject areas and project opportunities.

The appointment of Zulaikha and Smyth to academic positions at the UTS follows the arrival of the Faculty’s new Dean, Professor Elizabeth Mossop, who recently relocated from Louisiana State University, where she was the director of one of the world’s highest ranked landscape architecture programs.

According to Professor Mossop, Smyth plays an important and visionary role at the City of Sydney while Zulaikha will help them forge a closer relationship with a practice of standing such as Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. She added that these appointments were important for maintaining their strong links with practice as well as their engagement in the city’s current issues.

Head of UTS Architecture, Anthony Burke echoed Professor Mossop’s sentiments as he welcomed the two celebrated design practitioners to their school as Faculty. He noted that both Smyth and Zulaikha have won numerous industry accolades and made enormous contributions towards transforming Sydney into a truly global city.  

Smyth has been with the City of Sydney since 2001, and is responsible for delivering the city’s long term visionary plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030.

A Life Fellow with the Australian Institute of Architects, Zulaikha has been instrumental in leading the design of some of the country’s most notable cultural spaces such as Carriageworks and the National Arboretum in Canberra.