Australian Architects

Whenever you see a building in the Central Business District of Sydney, all of it are designed by architects some local and foreign. Architects are those who have been educated for this field and are licensed on planning as well as designing the buildings. Safety in the structure is essential to an architect's work, so they are needed to undertake an advanced education and an internship for them to provide the requirements on having a license for architecture.

The first Australian architects were the Indigenous Australians. Australian Architecture was more or less inspired by the progress in England in the 19th century, and by the 1930s other influenced came like Americans. Though adapting these foreign architectures, they still thrive to add a little taste of their own culture. There are many aspiring architects in Australia who work to earn a name in the industry.

One of the most distinguished and famous Australian Architects is Glenn Murcutt. He has achieved and built many buildings such as the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre in the New South Wales state, Bowali Visitor Information Centre in the Northen Territory, and many more. He has also won many awards including the recent AIA Gold Medal Award in 2009.

Philip Cox is another famous architect for the number of works he has done like the Sydney Football Stadium, various buildings used for the Sydney Olympics, and also the Flinders Park tennis centre in Melbourne. He later received an inaugural award for sport and architecture from the International Olympic Committee. He is also the founder of one of the leading architectural practice in Australia which is the COX Architects and Planners.

Considered to be one of the foremost advocates of the methodology of modernism in Australian Architect is Harry Seidler. He has built over 180 buildings in Australia as well as all over the world with works like the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Sydney or the Embassy of Australia in Paris, France. He is also the first architect to fully introduce the philosophies of Bauhaus in the continent. Amidst his various comments and designs that have enthused noteworthy controversies, he is still respected for many of his works.

A leading in the late 20th century modern style Architecture is Alex Popov. Born from Russian Parents, he moved to Sydney at the age of twelve. Has studied at Newton College and the University of Sydney, went to finish in Denmark and came back in 1983 as a licensed architect. Two of his Key works are the Griffin House in Castlecrag, and Rockpool in Mona Vale. In 2005, he has received the RAIA Robin Boyd Award Commendation.

Nonda Katsalidis in an Australian Architect known for his high-rise tower designs including the recently built Eureka Tower in Melbourne on 2007. Graduated in the University of Melbourne, he is now a commercial architect and most of his works are situated in Melbourne which is widely known by people like the Republic Tower in Corner Queen and Latrobe St.

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