Lawrence Nield

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Lawrence Nield
Born1941 (age 77–78)
Melbourne, Australia
Alma materSydney
AwardsSir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture

Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Grand Architectural Creation Award

Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal
PracticeStudio Nield, Sydney
BuildingsSunshine Coast University Library
Beijing Olympic Tennis Centre

Professor Lawrence Nield is a retired Australian architect, who since 2012 has been head of the Heritage Council of New South Wales.[1] He is also known for his writings on urban design.[2] He was head of master planning for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.[2] He was one of the founders of BVN Architecture (formerly Bligh Voller Nield). In March 2013 Nield was appointed the Northern Territory Government Architect.[3] In 2010 Lawrence Nield founded Studio Nield with his partner Andrea Nield in Sydney.

He won the Australian Institute of Architects 2012 Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement,[2] and the French Republic's Order of Arts and Letters in 2007,[1] and the 1997 Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture, which he won with his design of the Sunshine Coast University Library.[2]


Nield's designs include:


  1. ^ a b Power, Julie (2012-06-06). "Heritage leader sees the value of change". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. ^ a b c d Dixon, Andrea (2012-03-22). "Lawrence Nield and Lucy Turnbull honoured at Australian Institute of Architects awards". Property Observer. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  3. ^ "Nield appointed NT Government Architect". architectureau. Architecture Media. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Architecture of Lawrence Nield". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  5. ^ Nield, Lawrence. "Four techniques: Lawrence Nield". architectureau. Architecture Media. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
Government offices
Preceded by
Bob Nation
Northern Territory Government Architect
Succeeded by