Garry Baverstock

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Garry Frederick Baverstock AM (born 1949) is an Australian Perth-based[1] architect, property developer, author and scientist, specialising in energy efficient building design. He was one of the pioneers of sustainable architecture in Australia, championing passive solar design of buildings and the use of solar energy.[2]


Beverstock founded Ecotect Architects in 1969.[3]

He is a professor and Built Environment Program Manager of the Research Institute of Sustainable Energy at Murdoch University in Perth.[4][5]

Baverstock became president of the International Solar Energy Society in Western Australia[6] after holding the position of Honorary Secretary from 1979-1986.

His work is primarily involved with solar energy design and promoting green urbanism.[7][8]

He has designed over 700 solar houses in all climates throughout Australia. Along with his wife Julia Hayes, he designed the eco-friendly Swanbourne Business Centre in Swanbourne, Western Australia.[9]

He is co-founder and director of the solar energy website[10]


Baverstock has received the Order of Australia in public recognition of his environmental and philanthropic achievements.[11][12]

He was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.[11]

Access 31[edit]

In 2008 it was reported that Baverstock presented a $500,000 rescue package to community television station Access 31.[13] Baverstock, who pledged $500,000 to rescue the station before withdrawing his offer, claimed that he was misled about the station's financial position.[14]


Baverstock has authored over 50 papers and publications, including co-authorship of the design manual "Low Energy Buildings in Australia" (1986) with Sam Paolino.[15][16]


  1. ^ The Bulletin. J. Haynes and J.F. Archibald. 2007. p. 34. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ International Solar Energy Society; American Solar Energy Society (2005). The fifty-year history of the International Solar Energy Society and its national sections. American Solar Energy Society. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-89553-325-8. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  3. ^ "History". Ecotect Architects. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  4. ^ Goswami, D. Yogi; Zhao, Yuwen (18 June 2009). Proceedings of Ises World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5): Solar Energy and Human Settlement. Springer. p. 204. ISBN 978-3-540-75996-6. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  5. ^ Papa, George. Aschulzial. epubli. p. 97. ISBN 978-3-8442-0414-8. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  6. ^ Boer, Karl W. of the University of Delaware. "The Fifty-Year History of the International Solar Energy Society and its Natural Sections" (PDF). International Solar Energy Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Garry Baverstock:Biography". Archived from the original on 17 December 2003. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  8. ^ Beatley, Timothy; Newman, Peter (6 November 2008). Green Urbanism Down Under: Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia. Island Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-59726-412-9. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Digg Digg About Swanbourne Business Centre". Swanbourne Business Centre. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Garry Baverstock". Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Garry Baverstock AM" (PDF). Earth Building Association of Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Murdoch University: Staff Profiles". Murdoch University. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Rescue package for Access 31". Australasian Business Intelligence. 3 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  14. ^ Community TV stations awaiting Conroy digital plan Archived 7 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Thermal mass" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Pty, D.W. Thorpe (1994). Australian books in print. D. W. Thorpe Pty. p. 800. Retrieved 24 July 2012.

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