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Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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University of Sydney Law School
Macquarie University Library
Chatswood Concourse
Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW
Surry Hills Library and Community Centre
Auckland Art Gallery
Richard Francis-Jones Design Director

Richard is the Design Director of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. He has led the design of many international competition and award-winning projects. Commissions have won the highest Australian Institute of Architects awards including the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings; the Sir John Sulman Medallion; the Lloyd Rees Award for Excellence in Civic Design; the Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage; and the Greenway Award for Conservation.

Recent completed projects led by Richard include the University of Sydney Law School, the Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, and the Mint. Projects currently in construction include the Auckland Art Gallery, The Concourse and the six GreenStar Darling Quarter commercial campus.

Richard is a Visiting Professor at UNSW and has taught architecture at many universities in Australia and abroad. He is an editor of Content, a critical journal of architecture, has written theoretical papers for several journals, was President of the AIA (NSW Chapter) from 2001 to 2002, and was Creative Director of the 2008 AIA National Architecture Conference: Critical Visions.

Richard studied architecture at the University of Sydney, receiving the University Medal for Architecture upon graduation. He subsequently completed a masters degree in architectural design and theory at Columbia University in New York. He is a registered architect in all Australian states and New Zealand.