Leading Australian architect and a director of Melbourne-based practice Lyons Architecture, Cameron Lyon has passed away.

Born into a family with a strong architectural lineage, Lyon pioneered the design of ‘people-friendly courthouses’, with his architectural legacy encompassing projects such as the Perth County Court, the Victorian County Court, the Parramatta Trial Court in Sydney, the Broadmeadows Children's Court and the upcoming ACT Law Courts in Canberra.

The ACT Law Courts project, where Lyons was principal architect will be completed later this year and will see the ACT Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Children’s Court operating out of a single, integrated complex. 

Having graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1979, Lyon set up his first practice, Lyon and Lyon with his brother Corbett Lyon in 1981. The studio focussed on institutional, commercial and government building projects.

Following a stint with the Victorian State Government’s Building Services Agency as principal architect where he managed several government and institutional projects, he returned to private practice, joining the firm Lyons Architecture established by his brothers Carey and Corbett Lyon.

Lyons Architecture is well-known for their work on public buildings and institutions.

Lyon was also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects as well as senior counsellor for the organisation.