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Professor, Greater Sydney Commissioner

Peter Poulet

Peter Poulet is Professor of Practice in Architecture at Western Sydney University and Greater Sydney Commissioner. As the twenty third Government Architect, Peter Poulet successfully transitioned the Office from the Department of Finance and Innovation to the Department of Planning. As Government Architect, Peter led the articulation and assessment of good design in the built environment to empower design as an ‘object’ of the Environmental Protection and Assessment Act. Peter was the first State Architect of Tasmania and previously worked as Design Director and Assistant Government Architect in NSW. Peter has been involved in all phases of architectural services. His current emphasis is on design management, advocating for quality design and sustainable built outcomes. Peter continues to provide strategic and independent advice to Government on the built environment and had provided Government Agencies with design review and advice on specific projects through commissions, boards and committees. Peter has over 30 years’ experience in Australia and Japan in both the private sector and government architectural offices. His projects have received numerous awards including the Horbury Hunt, the Blacket Award and a Commendation from the RAIA for Public Buildings.


See Peter speak at Towards Urban Transformation: Perspectives from WSU Architecture.