BaA congratulates Alec Tzannes AM on receiving 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Dean Professor Alec Tzannes AM was recognised for his significant service to architecture, as a practitioner and educator, and through professional organisations.
Prof Alec Tzannes has been Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, since 2008, as well as visiting Professorial Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (2003). He has been National President of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and has held several other executive positions with AIA at national and state levels over many years.
As Design Director of Tzannes Associates, notable projects include Federation Pavilion and Federation Place at Centennial Park, Overflow Park at Homebush, commercial buildings in Surry Hills, Woollahra and Double Bay, and numerous residential major works such as the Stonecutters (Sydney) and a residential precinct in the city of Newcastle (NSW). Tzannes Associates has received more than 40 major state and national awards, including Australia’s top award for new residential work, the RAIA Robin Boyd Award and the RAIA Wilkinson Award.
Professor Tzannes was also involved in designs for Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, Department of Environment and Planning, Heritage Council of New South Wales and Urban Design Task Force and is a member of the Historic Houses Trust (now Sydney Living Museums).
Professor Tzannes has also been recognised previously, with a President’s Medal from both the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and American Institute of Architects.
– Source: http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/2014-queens-birthday-honours-recipients
Alec Tzannes AM is a great friend of Bangladeshi Architects in Australia and attended BaA events in 2008 and 2012. After he attended our Melbourne event, he offered BaA to explore more on the idea of a Dual degree offer and scholarship opportunities for Bangladeshi Students coming to Australia.
BaA is currently actively pursuing the opportunity with Bangladeshi Universities ( Architecture Dept.) at the moment.