Professor Helen Lochhead Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment
credentials that set new benchmarks. More recently she led the development of 30-year plan for the transformation of Sydney Cove, the gateway to Sydney’s CBD and was instrumental in setting a new strategic vision for Sydney Harbour. Professor Lochhead maintains a high profile in the profession and her professional contribution has been recognised through many industry awards including AIA and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards, the AIA Marion Mahony Griffin Prize, the NAWIC Vision Award for leadership in the construction industry and the AIA NSW President’s Prize. High level appointments include the National Council of the Australian Institute of Architects, Central Sydney Planning Committee, the ACT Planning and Land Council, the NSW Heritage Council and competition juries and Design Review Panels across Australia. All are a testament to her standing in the profession. A graduate of both the University of Sydney and Columbia University in New York Professor Lochhead’s career has combined professional practice and teaching both in Australia and the United States, as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and also as visiting academic at Harvard, MIT and Columbia Universities. In 2014-15 she was also the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The Reid Lecture at UNSW In 2008, the Master of Urban Development & Design Program instituted an annual lecture in Urban Design named in honour of Professor Paul Reid (1933-2001), Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales, 19851998 and foundation member of the academic staff of the MUDD Program. In recent years, the Reid Lecture has been the first in the annual series of Utzon Lectures presented by the Faculty of Built Environment. The Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design, given each year by a distinguished speaker, presents critical aspects of the theory and practice of urban design, with an emphasis on current research and practice in the field.
Paul Reid, a graduate of the University of Auckland and the University of Michigan, had a distinguished career as an architect in New Zealand, the United States and England – working in the offices of leading mid-century modernists Ernst Plischke, Antonin Raymond and Leslie Martin – before joining the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra, where he served as Chief Architect, 1975-1983. In this period, his work moved beyond architecture to embrace complex issues of urban design in the New Towns of Canberra and the Parliamentary Triangle, especially the latter where he was responsible for the first serious re-examination of Griffin’s design principles for the symbolic center of the city and preparation of the design brief for the New and Permanent Parliament House. Paul Reid’s work in Canberra in the NCDC years and as a member of the National Capital Planning Authority in the 1990s was supported by detailed research into the design history of the city, which formed the basis of his definitive study, Canberra Following Griffin: a design history of Australia’s National Capital, published posthumously in 2002. At UNSW, Professor Reid was a key member of the campaign for an integrated design vision for the Kensington campus and served on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee which oversaw implementation of the 1991 campus plan. Prepared by David Chesterman, this plan transformed the utilitarian, ad hoc environment of the campus into an inspiring sequence of spaces based on new patterns of pedestrian movement, rational space-defining architecture, active uses, elegant courtyards and unifying landscape. Professor Reid’s teaching in the School of Architecture and the MUDD Program was both passionate and deeply considered – a fusion of modernist commitment to first principles and the humanist tradition, informed by a commanding knowledge of the world of practice. His death in 2001, following a severe illness, touched all who knew him. The inaugural Paul Reid Lecture, ‘Urban Design – the UNSW Experience: shaping the global city’ was delivered by Professor Jon Lang on 12 March 2008 in Leighton Hall, Scientia.
Master of Urban Development
Published on Apr 26, 2016
Published on Apr 26, 2016
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