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Clive Lucas receives an Honorary Doctorate


24 March 2011

Mr Clive Lucas OBE, BArch (Sydney, 1966) LFRAIA FRSA, Director of Clive Lucas, Stapleton and Partners Pty Ltd, a Sydney based architecture and heritage consultancy, since 1970 and an internationally acclaimed specialist in the heritage and conservation arena and responsible for sensitive restoration of some of the most notable buildings in NSW.

Clive Lucas is a nationally acclaimed specialist in the heritage and conservation field, and has made a significant contribution to the community through his years of service with the National Trust of Australia.

He has conserved over 30 of the most important historic buildings in NSW, sensitively repaired and restored their damaged fabric, and adapted them for new uses that respect and celebrate their historic origins. Of particular importance are his rescue of Elizabeth Bay House, the conservation of St Pauls College at the University of Sydney, and Old Government House, Parramatta. For that he has won 29 RAIA Merit/Architecture awards from the RAIA plus 7 Greenway Awards. He has won the Lachlan Macquarie National Medal 8 times, plus 3 local government awards for conservation. His expertise has also been widely sought by national, state and local government on heritage listings and the renewal of historic urban precincts. He has also published extensively in the heritage field, and is the founding director of his firm Clive Lucas, Stapleton and Partners.

Clive has also given nearly 50 years' energetic and learned service to the community in the heritage field, most notably with the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the RAIA and the Council of the City of Sydney. He co-founded, and has served on the boards of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, the Australia Committee of ICOMOS, and the Furniture History Society (Australia). For this outstanding contribution he was awarded an OBE in 1977, was made an honorary Life Member of the RAIUA in 1999, and in 2004 was given the National Trust Heritage Award for outstanding achievement.

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