Ben Hewett new South Australian Government Architect

We are very pleased to announce that Ben Hewett, Director of Offshore Studio has been appointed South Australian Government Architect. Ben will be taking up the role in January 2011.

David Holland, the Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter President has said “The appointment of Sydney architect Ben Hewett is a vital follow-up to the formation late last year of the Integrated Design Commission (IDC), and recent appointment of Tim Horton as SA Integrated Design Commissioner.”

The Integrated Design Commission offers the strongest national model for integrated design excellence, and will be a key initiative in enhancing the quality of Adelaide’s growth over the next 30 years.

“On top of this, we expect to benefit from Ben Hewett’s independence as a respected interstate professional, with experience in both practice and academia. We look forward to working with him and anticipate that Ben’s appointment will see a strong emphasis on practice-based research and innovation.”

Architects welcome appointment of SA Government Architect

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