Camilla Block is a director of Durbach Block Jaggers, a well-known, multi-award-winning practice committed to searching for the possibilities of architecture itself – its power and poetry; its pleasure and necessity. Camilla Block graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991 and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. In 1998, the office of Durbach Block Architects was established. Camilla has been a design principal in all of the major projects of Durbach Block.
Camilla Block has taught, lectured, exhibited, judged awards and been published both nationally and internationally. In 2014, Camilla received an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor from UTS: University of Technology, Faculty Design Architecture and Building.
Most recently Durbach Block Jaggers were awarded the 2020 National Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture and the Emil Sodersten Award for interior architecture for the Phoenix Central Park Performance Space and Gallery with John Wardle Architects. Earlier in the year project was awarded the NSW Architecture Medallion, the Sir G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and the Horbury Hunt Award for brickwork in the commercial category. DBJ have received the Robin Boyd Award three times for the best residential project in Australia, as well as State and National Architecture Awards across all building types, including public, education, commercial, residential, heritage and urban design.
In this episode, your host Elizabeth McIntyre will take you on a journey of Camilla Block's life experiences revealing some intriguing details of her personal and professional development, starting from her early-stage career endeavours to becoming one of the most prominent and established architects in Australia.
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