Peter Crone (1944-2021), LFRAIA passed away in January.
A modernist architect, Peter trained at RMIT University, graduating in 1970. As a student, he worked for Bates Smart & McCutcheon (1965-6) and Bernard Joyce (1966-71). In 1971, he completed the Abrahams house, Brighton before travelling overseas on a Haddon Travelling Scholarship in 1972-3, specifically to study the works of Swiss French modernist Le Corbusier.
Returning to Melbourne in 1974, he designed a series of modern homes and worked on infill public housing before becoming the chief design architect for the Public Works Department of Victoria from 1986 to 1989. In 1987 he developed a school-based practice with Mick Ross called Crone Ross. Their achievements included an award winning chapel at Trinity Grammar School in 1992.
Peter became a Life Fellow in 2001. The Institute fondly remembers the life and work Peter Crone.