Archive 2006

Goodbye Harry

Architecture suffered a great loss with the passing of Harry Seidler on 9 March 2006.

His buildings are his legacy, most of which received the highest architecture awards including the prestigious Sulman award.

He spent his life dedicated to architecture and supporting the arts.

We were very fortunate that he agreed to join the AAA as a Founding Member and helped guide its establishment by becoming a member of the Founding Committee.

He also very generously provided space in his Milsons Point complex for many of our meetings and social functions, saving us the expense of hiring rooms elsewhere.

The AAA White tours will continue to explore and explain Harry Seidler’s work to the broad community for many years to come.

This year there is a tour of his Milsons Point Complex on Thursday 6 April and in August Gevork Hartoonian’s tour of Harry Seidler towers will be run on the 6 and 13 August.

Harry’s passing covered online:

Official statement Harry Seidler and Associates

When Harry met Sydney Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney’s towering dynamo dead at 82 Sydney Morning Herald

Vale Harry, our shock father of modernism The Australian

A sad loss for Australia The Royal Australian Institute of Architects