Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal awarded

Peter Elliott, photo: John Gollings
Peter Elliott, photo: John Gollings

Peter Elliott AM has received the Australian architecture’s Gold Medal from the Australian Institute of Architects.

Mr Elliot is recognised by his peers “an architect of great distinction who has possibly affected more lives and contributed more to his city than most could dream of’.

Spending much of his 40+ years career as on public works, some of Mr Elliot’s work include Carlton Baths and Community Centre, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the Observatory Gate at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, Spencer Street Footbridge across the Yarra River and the renovation of the State Government Offices in the Treasury Reserve.

Known as an “urban surgeon” for his extensive work on city making education and infrastructure projects, Mr Elliot received the Order of Australia for his services to the community as an architect.

The jury comprised Ken Maher, Jon Clements, Peter Stutchbury, Jill Garner and Lindy Atkin.

Previous recipients of the Gold Medal include Glenn Murcutt, Jørn Utzon, Brit Andresen, Harry Seidler and Robin Boyd.

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