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International Speaker Series: Alec Tzannes AM

Architecture - 

at the threshold of a new era

Alec addresses the evolution of Australian culture, shows the prescience of the work of art at the Federation Pavilion, and touches on Aboriginal heritage, and more.


About the Speaker

Alec Tzannes is the founding Director of TZANNES, an architecture and urban design practice. He has served as Dean of UNSW Built Environment and is now an Emeritus Professor.

TZANNES is recognized by more than 130 local, state, national and international awards in architecture, urban design and industrial design.

In 2014 Alec was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to architecture, as a practitioner and educator and through professional organizations.

In 2017 UNSW honored Alec’s achievements with the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa.

In 2018 he was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal. The Gold Medal recognizes distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture or endowed the profession of architecture in a distinguished manner.

He is a current Director of the Judith Neilson’s Charitable Foundation for Dangrove and the UNSW Foundation Board.

In 2019 The Hellenic Union of Eptanisians honored Alec for his contribution to architecture and academic endeavors.

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