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ANDRESEN, Brit

Special Achievements:

In 2002, Brit was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Gold Medal, honouring her contribution to the architecture field and commitment to teaching.  She was also the first female architect employed by the University of Queensland.  After retirement in 2010, she was appointed Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Her architectural  works include Ocean View Farmhouse, Mount Mee (1994), Mooloomba House, Point Lookout (1998), Rosebery House, Highgate Hill (1998) and Moreton Bay Houses, Wynnum (2001). She was a collaborator on the winning entry for the Burrell Museum in Glasgow (1972). Professor Andresen's architecture is characterised by a thoughtful approach and she is a strong advocate for architectural design, as reflected in her project exhibits (e.g. in Paris, Berlin and, in 2010, at the Venice Biennale).

Additional Information:

After completing her architectural studies at Trondheim University in Norway, Brit Andresen was awarded a scholarship to study housing in The Netherlands and subsequently began to practice in Great Britain where she won the architectural design competition for the Burrell Museum in Glasgow with Gasson and Meunier.

Brit has taught architecture at the Cambridge University School of Architecture, the Architectural Association London and at University of California (Los Angeles), as well as at the University of Queensland and the University of Newcastle (Australia).


Resources

  • Image - Brit Andresen

    Image courtesy of Brit Andresen. Photographer Anthony Browell.


  • Image - Brit Andresen

    Image courtesy of Brit Andresen. Photographer Anthony Browell.