veski board member awarded honorary doctorate

4 April

Monash University awarded John Denton an honorary Doctor of Laws for his outstanding and ongoing contribution to architecture at the graduation ceremony at Robert Blackwood Hall held on the 15 March 2007.

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.

The Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, Professor John Redmond said he was delighted that John Denton was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University. “John Denton is an outstanding, creative and highly innovative architect who had made an immense contribution to the discipline, and has had had a long.

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