Brian is a founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and prior to it’s establishment in 1987, his experience ranged from the Singapore Superior Courts Complex to the design and documentation of a number of high rise office buildings and the design management of the highly successful Bicentennial refurbishment of the whole of Circular Quay in Sydney, including retail strategy, and liaison with all stakeholders, Government Authorities and unions. Brian is currently the National President of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Since forming Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, successful projects, such as the Carriageworks at Eveleigh and ‘Portico’, The Scots Church Redevelopment are representative of Brian’s commitment to quality outcomes. His particular role in the firm involves the coordination of the firm’s 30 staff members and the $500m of work currently in development.
He has a special interest in environmentally sustainable design and has undertaken several projects specifically associated with the principles of environmentally sustainable design such as the award winning Affordable Housing Complex in Ultimo.
Brian maintains a special interest in the integration of art and architecture and a commitment to the production of architecture that is of its time and that fuses a sensitive contemporary approach with functional and pragmatic requirements.
Brian’s own house, the Zulaikha Laurence Residence, completed in early 2007 won the RAIA National Award for Residential Architecture (Houses).