Award-winning architect Kerry Hill has died
A sad loss for the world of design, Australian architect Kerry Hill died last Sunday at the age of 75.
Founder of the award-winning firm Kerry Hill Architects, the late Kerry Hill was a renowned architect and well-known in the hospitality industry.
Known for designs that featured steeply pitched pavilion roofs, shaded walkways and grounds dotted with large, shallow pools of water, Hill designed prominent hotels and other projects in many parts of Asia including The Datai Hotel in Langkawi and The Lalu Hotel at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan.
His company, which has offices in Perth and Singapore, is also known for its design work for Aman Resorts, which specialises in high-end hotels.
Having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1968, Hill moved to Asia in 1971, establishing his architect company in Singapore in 1979. He delivered public lectures at the National University of Singapore’s School of Architecture, where he was an external examiner from 2005 to 2007, and from 2006 to 2008, he served as a jury member for the President’s Design Award.
Described as a man of few words, it has also been said that he was a man with an uncompromising commitment to architecture.