Yesterday’s Public Holiday, 22 September 2022, allowed Queenslander’s time to remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Australian Institute of Architects is saddened at the passing of Australia’s Head of State.
A towering global figure, the Queen reigned for more than seven decades and visited Australia 16 times.
The Institute’s National President Shannon Battisson said Australians recognised the enduring service given by Queen Elizabeth II throughout her long life.
“The Queen has been a steadfast leader for the Commonwealth,” she said.
“Her visits to some of Australia’s iconic buildings, such as the Australian National University R.G. Menzies Building in 1963, saw images of our built legacy shown around the world.
“We acknowledge the strength and tenacity shown by a leader who began her reign at such a young age, and in a time when female leaders were rare. We are saddened by her passing and share the grief of many Australians.”
The Institute’s official name as per our Constitution is the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, granted under royal decree. The RAIA was established in 1930 as a member organisation for the architecture profession.