6 April 2011 - Paul Berkemeier
From East Darling Harbour to Barangaroo: Lessons for the development of a city
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Paul Berkemeier who, with Philip Thalis, Jane Irwin and team, won the East Darling Harbour International Design Competition in 2005, will talk about the ideas that underpinned the winning scheme. He will discuss what has happened over the intervening years, consider the lessons learnt and reflect on the politics and processes of city development.
Paul Berkemeier graduated in architecture from Sydney University in 1975 and was awarded Master of Architecture from Harvard in 1983. He worked with the Commonwealth Government, then as an Associate Director of Denton Corker Marshall before establishing his own practice in 1988.
Paul has worked on a broad range of projects including: urban design, planning, public buildings, single and multi-unit housing, schools, exhibitions and heritage. The practice has received numerous state and national awards for its work and has won many competitions, including the East Darling Harbour (Barangaroo) international design competition in 2006.
Current projects include Museum Education Facility at Rouse Hill as well several residential projects and ongoing development of museums at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah. His recently completed Maitland Regional Art Gallery received the Institutes 2010 Premier's Prize.
Paul is actively involved in architectural education and has taught at all of the state's architecture schools. He is a National Councilor of the Australian Institute of Architects, chair of the NSW Education Committee and member of the National Education Committee.