Tag: Obituaries

Roland Catalani, a principal at Fender Katsalidis, died on 27 April 2020.
People | Karl Fender | 5 May 2020

The quiet achiever: Vale Roland Catalani 1948-2020

Karl Fender remembers his friend and colleague Roland Catalani, an architect and mentor with a natural talent and an unparalleled attention to detail.

Gabriel at the drawing board, 2016.
People | Lindsay Clare | 8 Apr 2020

Vale Gabriel Poole, 1934–2020

Lindsay Clare remembers Gabriel Poole LFRAIA, 1934–2020, “a complex, enigmatic and memorable character.”

Roman Pavlyshyn (1964).
People | Don Watson | 20 Jan 2020

Vale Roman Pavlyshyn, 1922–2019

Émigré architect and civil servant Roman Pavlyshyn’s influence on the development of public architecture in 20th Century Queensland was profound.

Winter Park Cellar House, designed by Graeme Gunn and developed by Merchant Builders.
People | Alan Pert and Graeme Davison | 16 Oct 2019

Vale David Yencken, a modern-day polymath

Graeme Davison and Alan Pert remember the late David Yencken, a prodigious contributor to the built environment and Victoria’s “unofficial minister for design and environmental planning.”

Keera Le Lievre.
People | Geoff Fitzpatrick | 3 Jul 2019

Vale Keera Le Lievre, 1928–2019

A passionate advocate for Australian design, pioneering interior designer Keera Le Lievre has passed away.

Rolf Heins.
People | Geoff Fitzpatrick | 27 Jun 2019

Vale Rolf Heins, 1936–2019

Born Roelof Heins on 18 May, 1936 in Palembang in Indonesia to Dutch parents, Rolf Heins made a remarkable impact on interior design practice in Australia.

Enrico Taglietti.
People | Howard Tanner | 9 May 2019

A Canberra visionary: Vale Enrico Taglietti 1926 – 2019

Architect Howard Tanner remembers the late Enrico Taglietti, who brought a European sophistication and sensibility to the national capital.

Geoffrey Pie.
People | Don Watson | 17 Jan 2019

Vale Geoffrey Pie, 1938–2018

Don Watson remembers the life and work of Queensland architect Geoffrey Pie, who passed away on New Year’s Eve.

Christopher Procter.
People | Bill Tsakalos | 23 Nov 2018

Vale Christopher Procter, 1964–2018

Architect and urban designer Christopher Procter was blessed with a “perfect cocktail of humility, humour, intelligence, energy and empathy.”

NZIA Distinguished Fellow, founding partner of Warren and Mahoney and beloved architect Maurice Mahoney passed away on 31 October at age 89.

Vale Maurice Mahoney

In remembrance one of New Zealand’s most quietly influential architects.

Norman Edwards.
People | James Colman | 15 May 2018

Vale Norman Edwards

James Colman remembers Australian architectural educator Norman Edwards who left his mark on young architects all over the world.

Vale Brian Smyth, 1931–2017
People | Geoff Fitzpatrick | 28 Feb 2018

Vale Brian Smyth, 1931–2017

Brian Smyth, the Australian designer of the Valiant Charger for Chrysler Australia, died in Adelaide in January 2018, aged 86.

Clerehan House II by Neil Clerehan, 1968.
People | Philip Goad | 24 Jan 2018

Vale Neil Clerehan, 1922–2017

Philip Goad remembers the life of “one of Melbourne’s great architectural figures” – architect and writer Neil Clerehan, who passed away on 10 November 2017.

Cameron Lyons (cropped).
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Jan 2018

Architect Cameron Lyon dies

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

Nick Searle
People | Stuart Harrison | 6 Jun 2017

Vale Nick Searle

Stuart Harrison remembers architect Nick Searle of Searle x Waldron.

Madeline Lester.
People | Joanne Cys | 1 Jun 2017

Vale Madeline Lester AM, 1948–2017

Joanne Cys remembers interior designer and former DIA national president Madeline Lester.

Vale Kjell Grant, 1927–2017
People | Geoff Fitzpatrick | 30 Mar 2017

Vale Kjell Grant, 1927–2017

Geoff Fitzpatrick pays tribute to celebrated industrial designer and influential educator Kjell Grant.

Vale Matthew Si
People | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Mar 2017

Vale Matthew Si

The architecture community farewells Matthew Si, an architect at Woods Bagot who died in the Bourke Street tragedy in Melbourne.

Rewi Thompson.
People | Deidre Brown | 18 Jan 2017

Obituary: Rewi Thompson

Deidre Brown honours the life and work of internationally renowned New Zealand architect Rewi Thompson.

Vale William Le Lievre, 1924–2016
People | Geoff Fitzpatrick | 5 Jan 2017

Vale William Le Lievre, 1924–2016

Melbourne-based interior designer William Le Lievre was a passionate advocate for design in Australia.