Philip Follent – Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Philip Follent was one of the youngest architects elevated to the position of Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1989. He was Queensland State Director and later National jury member for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards Program; his architectural practice earlier winning over twenty architectural awards. In 1996 he was declared Lecturer of the Year across all campuses at the Queensland University of Technology.

He was honoured with Life Fellowship in August 2007 for exemplary contribution to the architectural profession, particularly in the area of social, environmental and heritage advocacy, design expertise and an inspired approach to urban development.

Philip was Gold Coast City Council’s first City Architect and was appointed Queensland Government Architect in 2008. He became the inaugural chair of the Queensland Board for Urban Places and is an Ambassador for the former Queensland Design Council, a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, a peer reviewer for Arts Funding applications to Arts Queensland, Opera on the Beach Champion and curator of the Satellite Fibro Coast exhibition 2014. He contributes as elected Councillor on the Queensland Chapter of The Australian Institute of Architects.

In August 2012 Philip was appointed as the founding head of the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University. Professor Follent received the Sustainable Students’ Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He has advised on the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Competition and the Gold Coast Cultural Strategy and is currently involved in teaching, peer review, competition judging and advocacy around the role of design in fostering better places and communities.

Philip lives and works on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Philip Follent – Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Philip Follent was one of the youngest architects elevated to the position of Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1989. He was Queensland State Director and later National jury member for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards Program; his architectural practice earlier winning over twenty architectural awards. In 1996 he was declared Lecturer of the Year across all campuses at the Queensland University of Technology.

He was honoured with Life Fellowship in August 2007 for exemplary contribution to the architectural profession,  particularly in the area of social, environmental and heritage advocacy, design expertise and an inspired approach to urban development.

Philip was Gold Coast City Council’s first City Architect and was appointed Queensland Government Architect in 2008. He became the inaugural chair of the Queensland Board for Urban Places and is an Ambassador for the former Queensland Design Council, a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, a peer reviewer for Arts Funding applications to Arts Queensland, Opera on the Beach Champion and curator of the Satellite Fibro Coast exhibition 2014. He contributes as elected Councillor on the Queensland Chapter of The Australian Institute of Architects.

In August 2012 Philip was appointed as the founding head of the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University. Professor Follent received the Sustainable Students’ Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He has advised on the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Competition and the Gold Coast Cultural Strategy and is currently involved in teaching, peer review, competition judging and advocacy around the role of design in fostering better places and communities.

Philip lives and works on Australia’s Gold Coast.