Award-winning architect joins Western Sydney University architecture program

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Esteemed former NSW Government Architect, Peter Poulet has been appointed as Professor of Practice Architecture for Western Sydney University School of Built Environment – a key position within the region’s newest and most innovative architecture program.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover AO highlighted Professor Poulet’s outstanding contribution to both architecture and the built environment, most recently as District Commissioner at the Greater Sydney Commission.

“For more than 30 years, Professor Poulet’s work has demonstrated the very best that architecture has to offer the community. We welcome such a high quality appointee to our new architecture program, which will benefit the students of Western Sydney University, who can go on to serve our rapidly developing region.”

As a champion of collaborative practice, Professor Poulet will also be involved in the University’s inaugural Master of Architecture, Urban Transformation Program, bringing his signature design-led approach to the course.  This approach has been honed during his time in government, industry and academia.

“The opportunity to help shape and adapt one of Australia’s most exciting architecture programs in Australia’s fastest growing city does not happen often, and I am very pleased to join Western Sydney University at this exciting time in its history,” said Professor Peter Poulet.

Launched this year, Western Sydney University’s Architecture program centres on urban transformation of contemporary cities, preparing architects for global employment alongside technological and intellectual skills to create sustainable, resilient, and well-designed environments.

“With Professor Poulet’s appointment, Western Sydney University will undoubtedly produce award-winning architects capable of responding to 21st century challenges and opportunities that we confront in contemporary cities,” said Professor Kerry London, Interim Dean School of Built Environment.


14 August, 2019

Clare Patience, Senior Media Officer