School of Architecture

Our Industry Advisory Board meets twice a year to discuss the quality of graduates, the content of our curriculum and its relevance to industrial and societal needs. The Board also advises on ways to strengthen teaching and research links between us and Industry.

We are always looking for leaders of industry to contribute through activities such as involvement on the Industry Advisory Board.

Please contact the Head of School if you are interested in becoming a member.

Michael Banney – Chair

Michael Banney is a founding director of m3architecture with 30 years’ practice experience. m3architecture projects have been awarded the highest architecture prize for Public Buildings, Heritage and Small Projects in Australia. A substantial amount of their work is in the education sector, including significant work for a variety of secondary and tertiary institutions.  Michael is an experienced project director with expertise in conceptual thinking and project delivery. He is a graduate of both QUT and RMIT, where he is presently completing a PhD.

Catherine Baudet – Deputy Chair

Catherine Baudet, director of Ferrier Baudet Architect, has extensive experience in the Queensland building and construction industry. With over 30 years of experience, Catherine as practiced continuously since she registered in 1983. Through her role in Australian Institute of Architects committees, Catherine has been instrumental in developing policy recommendations for architecture, building, and construction in general. She has been instrumental in gaining recognition and promotion of women architects in the construction industry and founded the Women in Architecture Association in 1983. She was recently awarded the Inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize. Catherine has experience in the design of aged care, schools, childcare centres and kindergartens, health and community buildings, student accommodation as well as university accommodation and other residential facilities large and small.

Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton is an urban designer and architect with over 30 years’ practice experience. He is the Queensland Government Architect, chair of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and also sits on a number of industry and institutional committees including the Building and Grounds Committee of UQ and the Design Development Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation. Malcolm specialises in concept master planning, design review, establishment of urban design strategies, and design facilitation workshops for complex and sensitive project opportunities.

Christina Na-Heon Cho

Christina Cho studied Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of Queensland graduating as Valedictorian with first class honours. An Associate at Cox Architecture, Christina has 10 years of practice experience. In 2011, she was awarded the Dulux Study Travelling Scholarship. Her work extends to Public Art Installations as co-founder of Rice Cake Mafia, an international design collaborative. Christina has worked with designers in Seoul, Boston and London on public art installations, one being the winning entry in a global competition for Tokyo Designers Week. This work enriches her interest and ability in creating interactive public spaces. She is co-organiser of the PechaKucha program in Brisbane, a committee member of FutureNet, and Past Chair of Young Architects Queensland.

Josh Spillane

Josh Spillane is a registered architect at Arkhefield, with experience in hospitality, residential design, and high-density mixed use / urban design projects. He studied at The University of Queensland and often contributes to the school as a Teaching Assistant. He sits on the Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) Committee and is committed to advocating for the role of architects and architectural design in society. Josh nurtures a strong interest in the symbiosis between architecture and our natural environments, embracing Brisbane’s subtropical climate. He believes architecture plays an important role in exploring themes of humanity within an increasingly complex global setting.

Catherin Bull

Dr Catherin Bull AM FAILA MAICD is Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at QUT. Catherin is an advocate for the better planning, design and development of Australian cities and environments and serves as a consultant on expert panels and juries nationally advising on strategy, project procurement and delivery. She received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne and her doctorate from Harvard University, researching urban open space systems and infrastructure planning and delivery for sustainable tourism. Catherin has served on the boards of the National Capital Authority, Abbotsford Covent Foundation, Phillip Island Nature Parks and has most recently, been appointed Chair of South Bank Corporation and director of Building Queensland.

Kate Meyrick

Kate Meyrick is a lawyer with a master’s degree in urban design and estate management and more than twenty-five years experience in the property industry. Kate has worked throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA as an urbanist and place maker. She has been the Chief Executive and Managing Director of The Hornery Institute, a non-profit organisation specialising in community development, for more than a decade. In this role she has worked alongside Government, industry and community partners to create a shared vision for some of Australia’s most ambitious major urban infrastructure and regeneration projects nation-wide.

Georgia Birks

Georgia Birks is a proud descendant of the Kamilaori and Daniggatti people. She is a Masters Graduate from The University of Queensland, and is currently practicing as a graduate architect for the local firm Myers Ellyett. During her studies she received the Santos Indigenous Design Award and was selected to take part of the Momoyo Kaijima Research Scholarship in Japan. Her experience branches across a range of typologies, including, multi-residential, commercial and residential dwellings. Her design thinking places value on understanding the microenvironments of each project, which she believes ultimately shapes a buildings architectural identity.