Ken Woolley, Australian architect, Died at 82

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Kenneth Frank Charles Woolley was born on May 29, 1933, and died on December 11, 2015.

Kenneth was an influential Australian architect.

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Kenneth is best known for his contributions to project housing with Pettit and Sevitt, the Wilkinson Award winning Woolley House in Mosman, and his longstanding partnership with Sydney Ancher and Bryce Mortlock.

Kenneth is regarded as being a prominent figure in the development of the Sydney School movement and Australian vernacular building.

Kenneth Woolley studied at the University of Sydney after attending Sydney Boys High School, and graduated in 1955 with First Class Honours in Architecture and three medals.

As an undergraduate student, he worked as a trainee at the NSW Government Architect’s office, moving up to the position of Design Architect once he graduated.

Kenneth remained in this position until 1963, with the exception of a year spent working as an Assistant Architect with Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in London, during 1956 to 1957.

This professional opportunity enabled him to work on some major projects, such as The University of Sydney’s Fisher Library and the State Government Offices, at an unusually young age.

Kenneth Woolley passed away at age 82 in December 2015.

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