Tim Hurburgh appointed 2022 Tasmanian Architecture Awards Jury Chair

Posted on Feb 18, 2022

H2o Architects Director Tim Hurburgh is honoured to be appointed jury member and chair for this year’s Tasmanian Architecture Awards.


Tim grew up in Hobart opposite Moorilla (now MONA) graduating from Hobart Technical College in 1966. After several years working abroad he returned to Australia, joining Bates Smart, becoming a director in 1981 and chairperson through the 1990s. Tim’s major projects at Bates Smart were the Australian Embassy Berlin, director for the design stages of Federation Square, Foxtel Headquarters Sydney and Royal Children’s Hospital.


Tim formed H2o with Mark O’Dwyer in 2000. H2o’s design philosophy for sustainable, situational modernism has been internationally awarded and includes SES headquarters Southbank, Swinburne University ATC, and Avondale Heights Library. Inspired by his Tasmanian heritage, including the Derwent Valley’s fabled Oast Houses, Tim pioneered the use of timber for large scale institutional structures in Australia at RMIT – RMIT Textiles, Deakin University – Central Precinct and ICBB, the Australian Grains Gene bank in Horsham, and at Castlemaine Primary School.


Tim is joined by fellow jury members Ricky Adams (Terroir), Dik Jarman (Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects), Jason Licht (Licht Architecture) and guest juror Judith Abell. Over 30 projects have been entered into this year’s awards, with architects presenting their projects to the jury on Saturday 26 February. Presentations will also be available via zoom. Visit the Tasmania Chapter website for further details.


This year, we’re proud to also have our work entered into both the Victorian and South Australian Chapter Architecture Awards, including the McKinnon Secondary College Gymnasium and the Flinders University Biodiversity Facility. We look forward to presenting our projects to the respective juries in the coming weeks.


Pictured: H2o Director and Co-founder, Tim Hurburgh.