Australian architect Kerry Hill dead at 75

Prominent Australian architect Kerry Hill died of cancer last month 26 August at his home in Singapore, where he had set up a practice in 1979. He was 75 and sadly predeceased by his wife Ruth, also of cancer some eight months earlier. Over four decades of work Hill received numerous honours, which included the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal in 2006, the President’s Design Award (Singapore) in 2010 and being appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for distinguished service to architecture and ambassador for Australian design in Southeast Asia. An educator and mentor he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia and his work in this area was recognised and appreciated by many professional organisations.

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