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Shaun Lockyer
Shaun Lockyer Architects

Shaun Lockyer Architects (SLa) is an award-winning Brisbane based architectural practice formed in 2009 to focus on modernist architecture that connects people and place. Inherent within each project is a desire to craft memorable, sustainable and efficient design solutions that add value to the inhabitants’ lives. SLa engages in the design and delivery of bespoke architectural homes for private clients who value a collaborative and transparent design process. Each SLa commission employs a versatility and passion that transcends scale and budget. The firm is led by Shaun Lockyer, AIA, who presents over 25 years of international design experience, including four years as an associate at SAOTA in South Africa, and nine years as Director and Partner at Arkhefield in Brisbane, QLD. Outside of the practice, Shaun is recognised for his contribution to architectural education and support of the profession. The outcomes of all the work at SLa are a reflection of the extraordinary efforts of the 17 strong team which is comprised of Adam Laming, Andrew Brown, Catherine Forsyth, David Langley, Georgia Calvino, Ivy Verlaat, Jen Negline, Kevin Li, Kristy Vaughan, Laura King, Lucy Hyndman, Lyle Mitrovich, Matt Napper, Michael Ford, Neva Wethereld and Nikki Seeto.

Paul Butterworth
Paul Butterworth Architect

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Justin O’Neill
O’Neill Architecture

Justin O’Neill founded O’Neill Architecture in 2010. He graduated from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1988, receiving the RAIA Bronze Medallion. In the previous year, he won the National Student Architectural Design competition. He started Justin O’Neill Architects in 1992, which transformed into founding Arkhefield in 1994. His built work includes Q + A Towers, Portside, Global Arts Link Ipswich, Cairns Cruise Terminal and Waterfront and The Eminence. Current projects include Rivermakers Precinct, Queens Wharf Foreshore Works and Mackay CBD Revitalisation. Justin was Chair of Brisbane Powerhouse from 2000 – 2014 and is currently Precinct Architect for this city asset and its surrounds. In 2014, Justin became a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was awarded Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2019.

Chair: Malcolm Middleton
State Architect
Queensland Government

Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA was appointed as Queensland Government Architect in July 2011 after almost thirty years in private practice. He provides project and policy advice and undertakes design reviews for projects across many areas of government as well as chairing the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and Brisbane Open House.

He contributes to many external panels including the Prime Minister’s Official Residence Advisory Committee, the Development and Design Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation and is an independent director of AACA along with many other appointments. His past design contributions include the role of AIA awards director for Queensland, as a former member of the Queensland Heritage Council and past president of the Property Council in Qld. He is particularly interested in the role architects can play in guiding the urban form of cities and the policy positions needed to achieve an enhanced living environment.

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