My Project - Still there 30 years later!

As a seasoned architect with extensive experience, I have had the pleasure of working on a diverse range of exciting projects throughout my career. My journey began with Rudder Littlemore and Rudder, where I had the privilege of serving as a project architect on several projects.

One of the most remarkable projects I had the opportunity to work on was a design and construct project with Leighton Holdings at Hawkesbury Agricultural college. Serving as the project architect alongside one of the directors, we worked collaboratively to oversee the construction of three buildings on the site. These buildings were equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as lecture theatres, offices, and science labs. This project marked the beginning of the redevelopment of the site, which would later become the University of Western Sydney.

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Richmond, where I worked on another project. While there, I decided to drop by the Hawkesbury Agricultural college to see how the buildings we constructed roughly three decades ago had stood the test of time. I was pleased to see that the buildings have retained their integrity and remain a vital part of the university to this day.

As an architect, it gives me immense satisfaction to see my projects continue to serve their intended purpose and bring value to the community long after their completion. My experience in architecture has taught me the importance of creating structures that not only meet the present needs but also stand the test of time, remaining relevant and useful for generations to come.

by Ruth Newman