Lifetime Achievement Award nomination for Jeff Phillips, former Australasian President
29 Sep 2016
Former Australasian President Jeff Phillips has been nominated for the organisation’s highest honour – an international Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be announced during the LearningSCAPES Conference in Philadelphia in the early hours of Sunday October 2 (AEST).
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most distinguished professional award bestowed to an individual Association for Learning Environments member. The award honours an individual who has made significant lasting contributions to the educational facility planning industry throughout their career.
Jeff was a prime instigator of some of the key milestones in the organisation globally and the Australasian Region in particular. These landmarks included the formation of the West Australian Chapter and the creation and realisation of the Australasian Region in 2005.
Jeff was honoured with the 2006 Presidents’ Award, which recognised him as a true reformer who has fundamentally changed and grown the organisation.
According to former Australasian President and International Board Member Reverend Andrew Bunting, "Jeff's ‘international vision’ has seen our Region grow and prosper during the last sixteen years to be one of the largest Regions in the CEFPI organisation".
Whether it was in his role with the West Australian Education Department, or as the Australasian Region President, or now as a private sector education consultant, Jeff’s inspirational and innovative thinking challenges his clients, colleagues and collaborators to question the status quo and embrace new directions.
Ros Marsland, West Australan Chapter Chair said, “Jeff encouraged us all to continue to be learners and to take a risk, to create aspirational school designs that excite teachers, students and their communities.”
The influence of Jeff's work is felt across the breadth of Australian schools, universities and kindergartens, from the hub of the nation’s capital to the far-flung desert of the Kimberley in remote Western Australia.
But it is also felt worldwide, as many of the award winning projects he spearheaded have been visited by planners, academics, educators, Ministers of Education, government planners and architects from across the globe.
Congratulations to Jeff and his fellow nominees!