We are delighted to announce that Peter Lovell was awarded an honorary doctorate of Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne’s graduation ceremony last week, held at the Royal Exhibition Building.
Peter Lovell, photos : Amanda Lee
The Faculty’s citation describes Peter as “Erudite and accomplished … a champion for the continuing role and legacy of historic buildings …” and describes his contribution to the stewardship of Australia’s built heritage as outstanding. Through more than 40 years at Lovell Chen (in its various guises), he has trained successive generations of heritage practitioners and built an enduring legacy.
Peter gave the oration for the Faculty at the ceremony
Peter is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and has continued a close association throughout his career — working on the management, conservation and adaptation of the Parkville campus’ most important heritage buildings, guest lecturing and mentoring students.
It is particularly fitting that the graduation ceremony was held at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, where Peter and the Lovell Chen team have been working on conservation, restoration and adaptation for more than 35 years.
Warmest congratulations, Peter.