James Morrison Named Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects

Australian Institute of Architects Fellowships are given to members who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice. It is our pleasure to announce that James Morrison has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

James Morrison, director of Morrison & Breytenbach Architects, is an experienced architect who has been in practice since 1987 and is recognized for his innovative and creative design and detailing skills. He has an enduring interest and commitment to educational architecture. As an active member of the Association for Learning Environments Australasia (ALEA), (previously CEFPI the Council of Educational Facility Planners International), he regularly attends their national and international conferences and keeps abreast of current pedagogy, research and design of learning environments. In recent years he has visited many diverse learning environments in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore which has given him important insights into educational design, their effectiveness and functioning.

James’s all-round expertise includes design, documentation, and contract administration as well as expertise and specialist skills in energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable design. He has applied this talent for innovation to good effect within his role as project designer and principal in Morrison & Breytenbach Architects. His commitment to environmentally sustainable design and energy efficient outcomes is well evidenced in the practice’s project outcomes and has been recognised by numerous awards.

Over the past 18 years he has championed innovative, affordable, sustainable architecture in Tasmania to numerous players in the facilities, procurement, and construction industry. Beyond advocating for the benefits and adoption of sustainability in architecture, he has been a trailblazer in his architectural practice, leading by example to achieve the realisation of Tasmania’s only two 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built certified buildings accredited by the Green Building Council of Australia to date.

James has served as a jury member on the Tasmanian Architecture Awards, and regularly shares his expertise with members through CPD sessions.

Congratulations, James.

Photograph: Nina Hamilton