The Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter is delighted to unveil the jury for the 2022 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. The Awards offer an unrivalled opportunity to showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of Tasmania’s architectural talent.
Architects will present their projects to the jury on Saturday 26 February and members and the public are invited to watch these presentations.
Timothy (Tim) Hurburgh FRAIA – Jury Chair | H2o Architects
Tim Hurburgh graduated from the Hobart Technical College in 1966 and was awarded the final year Bronze Medallion for his thesis ‘Reimagining Battery Point’.
After completing a master’s degree at Harvard University, he worked in Washington and Cambridge (UK), returning to Australia in 1973 where he joined Bates Smart, where he become a director in 1981 and chairperson through the 1990s. Tim’s major projects included the Australian Embassy Berlin, co-director for the design stages of Federation Square, the Foxtel Headquarters Sydney and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
In 2000 he established H2o with Mark O’Dwyer. H2o’s design philosophy of sustainable, situational modernism has been internationally awarded and includes the SES headquarters in Southbank, Swinburne University ATC, and Avondale Heights Library. Inspired by his Tasmanian heritage, Tim also pioneered the use of timber for large scale institutional structures in Australia with RMIT Textiles, Deakin University – Central Precinct and ICBB, the Australian Grains Gene bank in Horsham, and at Castlemaine Primary School. The firm’s strong belief in adaptive reuse has resulted in projects including Lakeside Stadium Albert Park, Swinburne University Design Hub and YRC Civic Centre.
His Tasmanian projects include the Hobart Real Tennis Club, RBF offices in Kirksway Place, and Whitton House. Motivated by his recent return to live in Tasmania, Tim is soon to publish a book entitled DISRUPTIONS, Tasmania in Poetry – Reflections of an architect.
LUCY BURKE-SMITH RAIA | PURCELL
Lucy is a registered as an architect with over 18 years specialist experience in the conservation of built heritage. She is currently an associate partner and trustee director (Asia Pacific) with Purcell, an International Employee owned practice. During her career she has held roles as custodian for government owned and managed sites of world, national and state significance, both here in Tasmania, and in New South Wales. This experience has included award-winning projects, recognised by the National Trust (NSW) the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) and UNESCO Asia Pacific. Collectively this background has provided her extensive experience in governance and strategic management.
Lucy is a current Tasmanian Chapter Councillor, and was jury chair for the Institute’s 2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards (which unfortunately was impacted by COVID-19) and competition advisor for the Cascades Female Factory Design Competition.
Lucy has lived in Tasmania for nine years. When not working she can be found enjoying the beautiful coast line of the southern beaches where she lives or trying to navigate her backlog of half-finished needlework and weaving projects.
Dik Jarman RAIA | Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects
Dik Jarman is a Hobart-based architect and film maker, and is associate director of Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects.
Dik has specialised in complex, large scale cultural and civic projects in Australia and overseas including being the project and site architect for both the Australian Pavilion for the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan, and the Lotus Exhibition and Conference Centre in Wujin China, for Studio505, and was a project architect for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for BatesSmart.
Dik is currently serving his second term as a council member of the Tasmanian Chapter and was previously the chair of the Institute’s International Chapter where he was the jury chair for the 2018 International Chapter Architecture Awards.
Dik is the vice-president of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) representing Oceania and has published research into the capacity of the profession across the Commonwealth. Dik is active in trying to get members of the Commonwealth with more capacity to help others to improve their architectural education capability, professional frameworks and advocacy to bring positive change in their regions.
Dik is also an AFI award-winning film maker and a designer and builder of a vehicle which currently holds two Australian land speed records.
Jason Licht RAIA | Licht Architecture
Jason is a Tasmanian born and bred registered architect (TAS & VIC). He runs his own practice – Licht Architecture – in Hobart, and has extensive project experience having worked on a range of commercial, heritage, restaurant, tourism and boutique residential projects.
Jason has worked at a number of Tasmanian firms including David Denman and Associates, 6ty Degrees, and as an associate at Cumulus Studio, prior to starting his own practice in 2019. In 2021, Licht Architecture’s ‘Floating Sauna Derby’ won the Peter Willmott Award at the Tasmanian Architecture Awards, and also received a Commendation for Small Project Architecture in the National Architecture Awards.
Jason is a current Chapter Councillor for the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has previously held the role of Tasmanian Chapter Vice President in 2017-18, where he worked alongside Yvette Breytenbach, and also served as the EmAGN Tasmania Chair in 2017-18, where he was proactive and passionate about advocacy for the profession. More broadly, Jason has been involved in the Tasmanian Leaders Program, received the 2018 Skal Future Leaders Scholarship, has been a judge for the Tourism Tasmania Tourism Awards program, was a 2018 Dulux Study Tour Prize recipient and is involved in design education at the UTAS School of Architecture.
Judith Abell | City of Hobart
Judith is a hybrid practitioner, trained in architecture and fine arts. She currently commissions public art for the City of Hobart, while maintaining a freelance practice that fuses her skills in design, writing and art. Having worked in architecture practice and as a professional artist, Judith now combines this skill set to facilitate public outcomes for the city.
Judith has been writing about architecture, art, design and performance for over 15 years and has had articles published in Houses, Artichoke, Landscape Architecture Australia, Mezzanine, Monument, Realtime, Artlink, Assemble Papers and Australian Art Collector. She is the current Arts Features editor for Island Magazine, a national literary publication.