Two architects and a landscaper have been named in the Australia Day Honours List for 2018.
Architect and educator Mark Burry was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to spatial information architecture as an academic, researcher and author, and as an innovator in the application of digital manufacturing and construction methods”. The New Zealand-born architect is based in Melbourne.
After serving as professor of urban futures at the Melbourne School of Design, professor of innovation and director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, and founding director of the Design Research Institute at RMIT University, Mark Burry was appointed the foundation director of Swinburne University’s Smart Cities in March 2017.
Brisbane architect and industrial design expert Edwin Codd was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to architecture, industrial design and to the built environment, to education, and to professional institutes”.
Codd was the inaugural head of Queensland Institute of Technology’s School of Built Environment, which he established in 1975, and also served as president of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects from 1978 to 1980.
Among the many recognitions that have come his way are the Prince Phillip Prize for Australian Design in 1984; Architect of the Year Award from the Board of Architects of Queensland in 2000; and Design Award given by the Australian Steel Institute in 2008. Codd was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay received a Medal of the Order of Australia for “services to landscape architecture”. A Melbourne-based garden designer and author with several books to his credit, Bangay is well-known for his immense talent and creativity, and has been commissioned for several landscape design projects over his three-decade-long professional career.