Kerry Hill

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Kerry Hill
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Kerry Hill at CAA Conference Dhaka 2013
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Perth, Western Australia
Education University of Western Australia
Occupation Architect

Kerry Hill AO (born 1943) is an Australian architect who has specialised in hotel design in tropical Asia.

He studied at Perth Technical College and the University of Western Australia graduating in 1968. He worked for Howlett & Bailey in Perth from 1969 to 1971. He worked in Hong Kong for Bali- and Hong Kong-based architects and engineers, Palmer & Turner from 1972 until 1974. From 1974 to 1978 he managed the Palmer & Turner office in Jakarta. Hill established Kerry Hill Architects in Singapore in 1979.

In 1995 he was awarded the Kenneth F Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture, in 2003 the RAIA Robyn Boyd Award for the Oglivie House, and in 2006 the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal. His work has been published in A+U (Japan); Architectural Digest (Germany); Architectural Review, Wallpaper, World Architecture (UK), Architecture Australia, Monument (Australia); Indian Architect & Builder, Singapore Architect, and Space (Singapore).

He has lectured at the National University of Singapore, the University of Hawaii, the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland. His work has been exhibited in Perth.

Selected projects[edit]

State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
City of Perth Library
  • 1980-86 The Darwin Centre, Darwin, Australia
  • 1987-91 The Sukhothai hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1992- Armitage Hill hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • 1992-94 The Chedi hotel, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 1992-94 The Serai hotel, Bali, Indonesia
  • 1992-94 The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia
  • 1996-97 Ooi House, Margaret River, Western Australia
  • 1998-99 Singapore Cricket Association Pavilion, Singapore
  • 1998-02 The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
  • 1998-03 ITC Sonar, Kolkata, India
  • 1999-02 Oglive House, Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • 2002-04 Soi 53 Apartments, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2005-10 State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
  • 2007-10 Beachside Leighton apartments, Fremantle, Western Australia
  • 2010-14 City of Perth Library, Western Australia


  • New Directions in Tropical Asian Architecture

Further reading[edit]

London, Geoffrey et al. (2013): Kerry Hill: Crafting Modernism, Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978-0500342862

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