Faculty alumni awarded Australia's highest honours

15 June 2012

The faculty is delighted to announce that two of our distinguished alumni were recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list this year. Christopher Johnson and Graeme Bond were both recognised as the Member of Order of Australia, announced Monday June 11.

Christopher Johnson (AM) is the CEO of Urban Taskforce and a former president of the Australian Institute of Architects. He is a former Australian Government Architect (1995-2005). He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Faculty in 1968. He later attained three master degrees, in Cultural Heritage (Deakin University), Master of Architecture (History and Theory) (University of NSW) and a Master of Built Environment and Urban Design (University of Technology, Sydney).

Johnson was awarded his Membership of the Order of Australia for 'service to architecture in the field of urban design and the development of major public projects, to policy implementation and reform, and to professional organisations'.

Graeme Bond (AM) graduated from the Bachelor of Architecture in 1967. He was a founding member of the Architecture Revue in the 1960s. He is best known for the 1972 television character Aunty Jack, who debuted in The Aunty Jack show following the character's conception in a radio series for the ABC the previous year. His commendation for the Australia Day honours was 'for service to the performing arts as an actor, writer and composer, and as a supporter of aspiring artists'.

The Faculty congratulates both alumni on their achievements and is thrilled that their dedication to their respective fields has been recognised at a prestigious, national level.