Architect Alice Hampson has been named the National President Elect of the Australian Institute of Architects for 2020-21. Hampson is the sole practitioner of Alice Hampson Architect, as well as a writer and architectural historian. As a historian, Alice specializes in mid-twentieth-century works. She has been an assessor for cultural heritage, a visiting faculty member at both of Brisbane’s architecture schools, and a speaker at professional conferences in Australia and overseas.
While architecture is Hampson’s passion and profession, she has also made many contributions as a writer editor, including to Architecture Australia, House and ArchitectureAU. She was also a contributing writer to Monument for fifteen years as well as their former Brisbane editor. She was also a chair of juries for the Institute’s Queensland awards in 2017 and it a current member of the Queensland Heritage Council.
The announcement follows Helen Lochhead, the current president, preparing to begin her term as national president at the Institute’s annual general meeting this month. Hampson is also one of the very rare Queensland architects who is also an installation artist. The Institute is excited to welcome Hampson to this new role and the experience she will bring.
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