The Office of the Government Architect is led by the NSW Government Architect Peter Poulet.
Peter is supported by Deputy Government Architect Ben Hewett, and Associate Government Architect Olivia Hyde.
The Office of the Government Architect provides leadership for NSW Government in:
In providing this role, we support NSW Government in delivering quality, managing risk and fostering innovation to maximise public value of investment in the built environment.
The role of the Office is critical in helping to deliver world-class design and planning outcomes in NSW as it continues to grow. Located within the Planning Cluster, the strategic advisory role of the Office provides opportunity to work across government, the private sector and the community to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes for the state and
The then-Minister for Planning Rob Stokes announced the draft Architecture and Design Policy for NSW at the fourth GA200+ event. The draft policy outlined design quality and processes to achieve effective design outcomes.
Discussions on the draft policy are being led by the Office of the Government Architect and international design and policy experts Laura Lee, Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Adelaide, and Peder Baltzer Nielson, City Architect in the Aalborg municipality of Denmark.
Read more about the policy here.
The Government Architect’s Pre-qualification Scheme for Strategy and Design Excellence provides government agencies access to design industry professionals, who provide consultancy services. Pre-qualified providers have been assessed independently by a panel of peers and the Government Architect.
GA200+ was a series of events running throughout 2016 which celebrated 200 years of public architecture in NSW.
The series was launched in May with a symposium at the State Library of NSW, which coincided with the Library’s exhibition Imagine a City: 200 Years of Public Architecture in NSW. Keynote speakers were former Chief Architect Barcelona (2011-2015) Vicente Guallart and New York City Chief Urban Designer and Director of Urban Design Jeffrey Schumaker.
Other past GA200+ events included the:
Strategic themes brought to light in past GA200+ events have informed the draft Policy for Architecture and Urban Design in NSW.
More information about the program is available at GA200+.
Please email the Office of the Government Architect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 12/04/2017