Life Fellow receives Australia Day Honours

The Australian Institute of Architects congratulates Life Fellow Richard Graham Thorp on his receipt of Australia Day Honours.

Mr Thorp was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to architecture, particularly through the development of major public projects, and to professional organisations’.

A member of the Institute since 1980, Mr Thorp was a Managing Partner of Mitchell Guirgola Thorp which won the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture and an ACT Chapter Merit Award for Parliament House following its completion in 1989.

‘It is a pleasure to congratulate Richard Thorp on the occasion of his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia,’ Institute CEO, David Parken said.

Mr Thorp has also participated in a variety of roles within the profession including as President of the Association of Consulting Architects, a member of the Institute’s National Continuing Professional Development Committee and as President of the Architects’ Registration Board of NSW.