Architecture Foundation Australia

Brit Andresen

Brit Andresen – Profile


Brit Andresen is a Norwegian born Australian architect with a distinguished career in scholarship, teaching and practice while at the University of Queensland. She has also held teaching positions at the Architecture Association in London and UCLA. She was co-author of the winning entry for the Burrell Museum in Glasgow in 1972.  She was the first woman recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2002.  Her work, with her partner Peter O’Gorman, has been internationally published in the Phaidon World Atlas and elsewhere, and in a very comprehensive special edition of UME 22 (2011) .  Recent design research projects include awarded projects exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2010 and Australia House Japan 2011.  She collaborated with Sir Peter Cook and CRAB Architecture on the new School of Architecture at Bond University.  Brit Andresen is now Emeritus Professor of the University of Queensland, currently leads student studio workshops in Tokyo, and is one of the principle ‘masters’ on the Architecture Foundation Australia master classes.