Sydney Opera House – Legacy and Lessons
Speaker Richard Johnson AO MBE
Professor Richard Johnson AO MBE,
Director, Johnson Pilton Walker Pty Ltd
Richard Johnson graduated with First Class Honours in architecture from UNSW in 1969 and a Master of Philosophy in Town Planning from University College, London. He was awarded the RAIA Gold Medal in 2008, a Life Fellow in 2012, a Life Governor of the AGNSW in 2012, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from UNSW in 2013.
In 1976 he was admitted as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for Public Service in the field of architecture. Richard was appointed as architectural advisor to the Sydney Opera House Trust in 1998. He was awarded the RAIA Gold Medal in 2006, a Life Fellow in 2008, a Life Governor of the AGNSW in 2012, and a distinguished Alumni Award from UNSW in 2013. In 2014 Richard was appointed an AO for distinguished services to architecture, particularly the design of iconic Australian public buildings, to the visual arts and the museum and galleries sector, and to professional associations.
His work includes the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, the Asian Galleries at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Eastern Courtyard at the Australian War Memorial and the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney.