A number of prominent members of the architecture community have received recognition as part of the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on 11 June.
The Order of Australia is the principal and most prestigious means of recognizing outstanding members of the community at a national level.
Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO)
Richard Falkinger of Falkinger Andronas Architects was recognized for his distinguished service to heritage architecture, particularly the restoration and conservation of ecclesiastical structures, to philanthropy, and through support for young architects.
Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM)
A historian and designer at the National Trust of Australia (New South Wales), James Broadbent was recognized for his service to the preservation of Australia’s built heritage through roles with the New South Wales branch of the National Trust of Australia, and as an academic and researcher.
Architect and director of Gunn Dyring, Graeme Gunn, was recognized for service to architecture, to the promotion of innovative urban design, to professional education, and as a supporter of emerging architects.
CEO of Urban Taskforce and former president of the Australian Institute of Architects Christopher Johnson was recognized for service to architecture in the field of urban design and the development of major public projects, to policy implementation and reform, and to professional organizations.
Brian Wright, an architect and director of Brian Wright Architects, was recognized for service to architecture through leadership roles in professional organizations and contributions to the establishment of standards for the education of architects and the practice of architecture.
Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM)
Architect Leslie Reedman was recognized for service to architecture, to professional and historical preservation organizations, and to the community.
Architect and disability access consultant Harry Sprintz was recognized for service to architecture, particularly in the field of disability access.