National President – Ken Maher Photo: Brett Boardman
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Ken Maher is a leading Australian architect, active in practice and academia. He advises governments on design, sustainability and the future of cities throughout Australia and internationally. Ken has a strong interest in the role of design contributing to public life. He writes, lectures and speaks regularly on the value of design, cities, sustainability and public responsibility in architecture.
Ken is a Fellow of HASSELL, following 20 years as a Principal and 9 years as Chairman. A Professor at UNSW Built Environment, in 2015 Ken was elected President of Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. He is Chair of the City of Sydney’s Design Advisory Panel, a member of the Sydney Opera House Eminent Architects Panel and a board member of Urban Growth NSW and the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living. Ken’s recognition as a designer is reflected in the numerous awards received for projects he has led. In 2009, Ken was awarded the Australian Institute of Architect’s highest accolade, the Gold Medal and 2010 he received the Australian Award in Landscape Architecture from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
The National Committee system services the National focus of the Australian Institute of Architects. Each National Committee is responsible for consideration and implementation of an activity area of the Institute.
The Committees are made up of a representative from each Chapter, together with a National Councillor.
National Committees provide advice on the co-ordination and harmonisation of activities within the Institute, and review and introduce Institute Policy.
The Committees are
- National Committee for Gender Equity
- National Education Committee
- National Practice Committee
- National Sustainability Committee
- National Committee for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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