UTZON lecture series 2019 Donald K Turner address and AIA Gold Medal lecture: Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg

Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg

Join us for another lecture in the UTZON lecture series - 2019 Donald K Turner address and AIA Gold Medal lecture: Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg.

Co-hosted by UNSW Built Environment and the Australian Institute of Architects, the event will take place at 6pm on Monday 21 October.

Hear from Santa Monica-based Australian architects Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg who jointly won the prestigious Gold Medal this year for their lifelong pursuit of social and community outcomes through architecture.

The Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, producing work of great distinction that has advanced architecture or endowed the profession in a distinguished manner. Some of the previous medallists include Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM (former Dean of UNSW Built Environment), Professor Glenn Murcutt (Professor Practice at UNSW Built Environment) and Jorn Utzon.

Networking and welcome drinks: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lecture: 7:00pm - 8:15pm


A joint event with:

Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney
Event date: 
21 Oct 2019 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Donald K Turner Address

Established through the Donald K Turner endowment, the Donald K Turner Address is an annual UNSW Built Environment public lecture delivered by an eminent Australian architect.

The endowment fund recognises the contribution of Donald K Turner, former Sydney Technical College architecture student to modern Australian architecture.

About the speakers

Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, RAIA, LFRAIA, Founding Principal has given visibility to the design value and potential of community projects in a people-oriented practice. Her focus on the user experience, whether of an individual, community, or the public at large brings an empathetic perspective that underpins how the firm transforms mundane programs into places of ease and generosity. Julie teaches around the world, and has been a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design and outspoken advocate on the value of social impact design. She is a board member of Public Architecture, the School of Architecture at Taliesin and FYI Films.

Hank Koning, FAIA, LFRAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal demonstrates how constraints like regulations and budgets can become springboards for innovation. Hank’s encyclopaedic knowledge of code and construction underlies his inventive approach to design, an unusual pairing which breaks conventional stereotypes to inspire colleagues and staff alike. His community involvement and planning expertise include 7 years of service on the Santa Monica Planning Commission. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hank continues to lead the effort in integrated sustainable design, and provides ongoing voluntary advisory work for the City.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture Projects