ABOUT  MR. DARYL  JACKON


Daryl Jackson’s built works, together with his considerable teaching, writing and lecturing has had a significant influence on the course of Australian architectural development. In 1990, the public recognition of the quality of his services to architecture resulted in the conferring of an Order of Australia and an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects.


With his extensive participation in various significant cultural organizations, including positions as Chairman of the Australian Film Institute, Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria and Member of the Victorian Council of the Arts, Vice President of the Melbourne Cricket Club and President of Wesley College, Daryl Jackson has continually contributed to a heterogeneous notion of Australian culture.

Introduction of Daryl Jackson

Daryl Jackson is a multi-award winning, Australian born international architect. He is a Professor of Architecture at the university of Melbourne and Deakin University and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the university of Ballarat and Visitor Professor of Shenyang Architecture University. Daryl Jackson’s built works, together with his considerable teaching, writing and lecturing has had a significant influence on the course of Australian architectural development. In 1990, the public recognition of the quality of his services to architecture resulted in the conferring of an Order of Australia and an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects.


With his extensive participation in various significant cultural organizations, including positions as Chairman of the Australian Film Institute, Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria and Member of the Victorian Council of the Arts, Vice President of the Melbourne Cricket Club and President of Wesley College, Daryl Jackson has continually contributed to a heterogeneous notion of Australian culture.


As the national Design Principal of his firm, Jackson Architecture, Jackson sees his roles as not unlike those of a film director: working on the plot, lining up the cameras, piloting, producing and editing to generate the desired result. Each project is unified through Jackson’s direct design and compositional structuring are common and discernible threads through all projects. The principals of the practice in each city share a common ethos and ensure a healthy collaboration, respect, and philosophical connectedness within their respective teams.


The work is characterized by an approach that values ideas about architecture as instinctive and form-driven, yet intellectually resolved. There is the gravitas of serious endeavor, research and debate, as well as the ability to move freely to determine particular identity and memorability. Sculptural in shape, Jackson’s buildings respond to the sensitivity of, and juxtaposition to, their environment. This creates a sense of spirit and space-making that is a constant theme throughout this stimulating folio.