Mr John Denton Awarded Honorary Doctorate

12 April

veski board member John Denton was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, from Monash University for his outstanding contribution to architecture.

Mr Denton received his award at the recent Monash University Graduation Ceremony at Robert Blackwood Hall on the 15 March 2007, in which he also gave the occasional Address.

John Denton, who was appointed Victorian State Architect in 2006, received the award for 'excellence', 'achievement' and 'significant contribution in the areas of Architecture, Urban Design and Domestic Design. Since forming Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) in 1972, John Denton, with his co-founders Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall, has shaped the character of the Melbourne CBD, designing landmark buildings such as the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and 101 Collins Street.

John Denton has also done much to raise the profile of Australian architecture internationally, with DCM winning numerous commissions to design buildings of international significance, such as the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and Interpretive Museum and the Manchester Civil Justice Centre in the UK and the Australian Embassies in Beijing and Tokyo.

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