Canberra Architect Recognised In Australia Day Honours

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Canberra Architect recognised in

Australia Day Honours

Embargoed until Tuesday January 26, 2010

Canberra architect Noel Potter has been recognised in this

year’s Australia Day Honours for his exceptional service to

the profession of architecture. 

Mr Potter demonstrated his commitment to professional practice education in both

his work as a senior counsellor for the Australian Institute of Architects, in the

development of education tools for graduates seeking architectural registration and

his work with the Institute’s Practice Committee.  

Noel Potter graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney in 1953, and

commenced work with the Sydney firm Bunning and Madden. He moved to Canberra

to work on a number of commissions for the newly established NCDC, became a

partner in the firm in 1960 and finally opened Bunning and Madden’s permanent

office in Civic in 1963 to carry out the National Library of Australia project. 

The Australian Institute of Architect’s CEO David Parken FRAIA said Noel Potter was

to be congratulated for his unique and unwavering contributions to the advancement

of Australian architecture. “The Institute appoints highly skilled and experienced

practitioners as Senior Counsellors such as Noel, who served in a voluntary role,”

said Mr Parken.  

“During Noel’s time as a Senior Counsellor, he created a strong sense of support

within the architectural community and nurtured many a new architect and graduate.

Over the years in the ACT many practitioners have sought counsel and been

unselfishly supported by Noel Potter, leading Noel to be known as ‘Mr Fixit’.”

Noel Potter brought together his involvement in the practice of architecture and his

role as a mentor in the development of the Practice of Architecture Lecture Series

(PALS). This is now an instrumental part of the process for graduates of architecture

throughout Australia who are seeking registration as an architect.  


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