Speaker Profile

Neil Durbach

Neil Durbach

Graduating from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1978, Neil Durbach set up practice in Sydney after winning the National competition for the new Royal Australian Institute of Architects headquarters building at Tusculum, Sydney in 1983.

Neil Durbach has worked as the principal design architect on all of the projects of Durbach Block Jaggers. In 2005 Neil Durbach was made an Adjunct Professor at University of NSW, and has taught, lectured, exhibited, judged awards and been published both nationally and internationally.

In 2008, Neil Durbach co-curated the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2017, Uro Publications published a double-volume book, “3+2: Durbach Block Jaggers”, featuring five of their projects photographed by Andrew Cowen and Julia Charles. Durbach Block Jaggers have won the Australian Institute of Architect’s Robin Boyd Award (National) and Leslie Wilkinson Award (NSW) for residential architecture three times.

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