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Michael Heenan

Michael Heenan

Country: Australia
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Michael Heenan is a Principal of leading Australian design firm Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, who are based in Sydney, Australia with branches in Brisbane, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. He employs over 100 staff, and has designed projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region – as far north as Inner Mongolia and as far south as Antarctica.

He is an award winning architect with an impressive portfolio that spans sectors and ranges from luxury private residences to the masterplanning of new cities and Olympic venues.  His logical and sensitive approach to design has resulted in commercial success and won critical acclaim for many of his projects.

He played a pivotal role in a series of ground-breaking apartment developments in Sydney which contributed to a marked shift in the approach to residential design and the marketing of residential buildings in the city, and produced records in sales per sqm.
While at Allen Jack+Cottier he has developed expertise in both sports and recreation developments and student accommodation and he leads the company’s specialist teams in both areas.

Michael is particularly talented at designing buildings that blend seamlessly into their surroundings.  Through a thoughtful examination of their local environment he has created working, living and recreational spaces that are both inspirational and functional.
He was recently the recipient of an unprecedented two consecutive Blacket Prizes for Excellence in Architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). He was also winner of Best Sports Building at the World Architecture Festival in 2009, and was subsequently invited to join the judging panel at the 2010 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.  Michael is also Chair of the New South Wales AIA Architecture Awards jury 2010.

:: Photo information and credits:

1> Doi Can perspective
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier

2 > Mr Pasteur project / 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier

3 > Kerrie Murphy Building for The International Grammar School Sydney
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier

4 > Berry Sports and Recreation Centre
photo courtecy © Anthony Browell

5-6 > Berry Sports and Recreation Centre
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier

7 > Lake Ainsworth Sports Hall
photo courtecy © Greg Mace

8-9 > Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier

10-11  > Bathurst Mt Panorama project
photo courtecy © Brett Boardman

12 > WIN Stadium
photo courtecy © Allen Jack+Cottier