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 Samantha Cotterell has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Samantha is a professional architect, urbanist and masterplanner with 25 years’ experience on large scale international projects including 20 years in design leadership roles for the development and delivery of major projects and events worldwide. Samantha received a Bachelor Degree in Architecture with Honours from Melbourne University and moved to Milan to work in the high-profile architectural practices of Gregotti Associati and subsequently Mario Bellini Associati. In 2001, Samantha moved to Greece as Senior Architect for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In 2005, she was offered the role of Head of Design for the Doha 2006 Asian Games. She has since been based in the Arabian Gulf from where she has worked on major projects in the region. Samantha has also established the sport design consultancy DESIGNSPORT, which has won major architectural design competitions and contracts in India, Ethiopia, Qatar, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. Samantha is currently the chair of the International Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.