This book examines the development of Kerry Hill Architects over a period of thirty years. Kerry Hill Architects is a Singapore-based practice with a second office in Fremantle, Western Australia. Kerry Hill has received a number of distinguished design awards including the inaugural Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award in 1995 and the 2001 Aga Khan Award three times, was a joint winner in 2003 of the RAIA Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings and, in 2006, won the most prestigious award offered by his peers, the Gold Medal of the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2010 Kerry Hill received the Singapore Designer of the Year Award. The book comprises a number of thematic essays developed from recurring themes within the practice, based around a small group of objects. The book concludes with a substantial illustrated chronology of the practice’s work.
Kerry Hill is an Australian architect originally from Perth, where he studied at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1968. He holds professional practice registrations in Singapore and most Australian states. Early in his career, he moved to Asia with his family, and from 1971 lived and worked in Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Bali, Indonesia, before taking up residence in Singapore, where he started to practice in his own right in 1979. The practice remains based in Singapore, and more recently opened an Australian office in his home city of Perth. He now divides his time between Singapore, Perth, and his other adopted home in Galle, Sri Lanka. He lectures and travels extensively, and has taught at several leading schools of architecture. In 2008, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Architecture by his alma mater, The University of Western Australia, where he is also adjunct professor of architecture. His direction and dedication to the practice of architecture over more than thirty-five years has been recognized in the many design awards given to the practice through the years, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001. In 2006, the Australian Institute of Architects honored him with the Gold Medal, in recognition of his achievements and contribution to the profession over the years; and in 2010, he received the President’s Design Award for the Designer of the Year in Singapore. He was most recently made Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).