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Queen's Birthday honour for Professor Ken Maher

Posted 14 June 2018 - 9:39am

CRC for Low Carbon Living board member Professor Ken Maher said he is “humbled and honoured” to have received an Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2018 Honours List.

Professor Maher, an award-winning architect, was acknowledged for his “distinguished service to architecture and landscape design, particularly through urban infrastructure projects, and to environmental sustainability in planning”.

“I am passionate about the contribution architecture and design can make to ensuring a better future for our communities and enriching the lives of everyone,” Professor Maher said.

“Our cities need thoughtful architecture and the award will drive me, and I hope inspire others in the field, to use our talents collectively to bring about a far more sustainable built environment in Australia.”

A past Chairman and current Fellow of multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm HASSELL, Professor Maher is a recipient of the Australian Institute of Architecture's highest accolade, the AIA Gold Medal, as well as the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ Australian Award for Landscape Architecture.

His long-standing commitment to a sustainable future is evidenced through his role as President of The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and his role as founding board member of the CRC for Low Carbon Living Green Building Council.

CRC for Low Carbon Living CEO, Scientia Professor Deo Prasad said Professor Maher has made “legendary” contributions to the built environment sector through his understanding, leadership and support of sustainability and low carbon practices.

“Ken has delivered a lasting legacy to the Australian built environment sector through good design and incredible service to the community,” said Professor Prasad.