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Friday 13 May 2016
Ken Maher appointed AIA President

Congratulations to HASSELL Fellow and former long-time Principal, Ken Maher, on his appointment today as President of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

“Ken’s appointment is well-deserved recognition of his leading role in the architecture profession in Australia over many years, and he will be a powerful advocate for the profession,” said HASSELL Managing Director, Robert Backhouse.

“While Ken stepped away from his formal leadership role at HASSELL several years ago he continues to provide guidance to the practice and to be a key contributor to major HASSELL design projects including the renewal of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.”

Ken said his involvement in major design projects at HASSELL will inform the contribution he makes as AIA President.

“HASSELL focuses on unlocking the potential of cultural, social and economic benefits. My interest in this leadership role will be to work with my colleagues in the profession to demonstrate the role architecture can play in ensuring our towns and cities are sustainable, and that they enrich the quality of our lives through design,” he said. 

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