Architecture leaders recognized in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Hassell fellow and 2009 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist Ken Maher has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

A number of prominent architects, a landscape architect and an artist known for her contribution to architecture have been recognized in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Hassell fellow, 2009 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist and former Institute National President Ken Maher has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to architecture and landscape design, particularly through urban infrastructure projects, and to environmental sustainability in planning.”

Also appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia is Natalie Jeremijenko, an artist and engineer whose work touches on environmentalism, biochemistry and architecture.

Artist, academic and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). Image:  Wikimedia Commons

She has been recognized for “distinguished service to the arts, and to higher education, as an academic, through pioneering contributions to architecture, technology, the sciences, and engineering, and to rural and urban design.”

Queensland architect Robert Riddel, the founder of Riddel Architecture and principal architect at Conrad Gargett from 2012 to 2017, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), as has Tasmanian architect Damian Rogers. Rogers is the founder of ArPM and chair of Bush Parkes Shugg and Moon Architects.

John Wheeler has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service “to landscape architecture and urban planning.” 

Queensland architect Robert Riddel has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM). Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO)

Professor Kenneth John Maher 

For distinguished service to architecture and landscape design, particularly through urban infrastructure projects, and to environmental sustainability in planning.

Dr Natalie H M Jeremijenko

For distinguished service to the arts, and to higher education, as an academic, through pioneering contributions to architecture, technology, the sciences, and engineering, and to rural and urban design.

Tasmanian architect Damian Rogers has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM).

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM)

Dr Robert John Riddel

For significant service to architecture as a practitioner, to education, and to heritage preservation in Queensland.

Mr Damian Peter Rogers

For significant service to architecture, and to the building and construction industry, as a leader and administrator of professional organisations.

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM)

Mr Alfred John Wheeler

For service to landscape architecture and urban planning.


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