Glenn Murcutt (1936–) was one of Australia's most internationally notable architects from 1975 to 2000. He is best known known for leading 'the Australian modern style' of steel and glass houses and has been honoured with the Royal Institute of British Architects' Gold Medal (1992), Finland's Alvar Aalto Medal (1992) and the US Pritzker Prize (2000).
Before 1975 (incomplete): Worked with Ancher Mortlock Murray and Woolley. After 1975: He finished tutoring design at the University of Sydney in 1978 although often returned to deliver lectures. He won the RAIA Gold Medal and Finland’s Alvar Aalto Medal in 1992 and the Pritzker Prize in 2002. During the 1990s, he began to spend most of his time in the United States, Scandinavia and Europe, taking contracts as a visiting professor with leading universities. In the mid 1990s, he began to work closely with his third wife, architect Wendy Lewin. In the late 1990s he began leading annual, week-long Masterclasses for international post-graduate students, with Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury, for the University of Newcastle at his self-designed teaching facility at Bundanon, NSW. Source —Drew, Philip. 1985. Leaves of Iron: Glenn Murcutt: Pioneer of an Australian Architectural Form. Sydney: The Law Book Company. —Jackson, Davina. 2005. Recollections as editor of Architecture Australia 1992-2000.