Heritage architect Ian Hocking has been awarded the Architects Board of Western Australia's annual Board Award for outstanding contribution to the architectural profession. 

Hocking who has his own practice Hocking Heritage Studio, has been actively involved in architecture in Perth since the 1970's including working on projects such as the Perth Waterfront, Perth City Link, the refurbishment of Hay Street as well as playing a primary role in the retention of the heritage of Subiaco.

Hocking said: “My peers have recognised that I have gone the extra mile for the development of the Architectural profession, including my steadfast support for the retention of character and heritage of our built environment and also for my efforts in education and my involvement in policy structures to facilitate well considered and appropriate development of our built environment.”  

Hocking has expertise and a recognised specialisation in heritage architecture but has also provided advice on urban design and infrastructure projects locally and  internationally including protecting central London from flood at a time of critical threat.

Ian Hocking at a recent project at St Aidan's Uniting Church in Claremont

The award was presented by the Chairman of the Architects Board of Western Australia, Bruce Callow, who said that Hocking was a clear choice for this year’s Board Award.

 “Ian Hocking is a very worthy recipient of the State’s highest Architecture accolade.  He has made major contributions to the architectural profession throughout his esteemed career. In particular, his work in heritage architecture in WA, nationally and internationally is exceptional. 

“His commitment to advancing the professional development of the next generation of architects is also highly admirable, having been involved in education through lecturing in architecture and planning,” Callow said.

Another Ian Hocking project: the Perth Town Hall