Australia’s most celebrated architect, Glenn Murcutt is to be showcased at the Museum of Victoria from July to October.

Born in 1936 to Australian parents living in London, Murcutt grew up in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea, and graduated from the Sydney Technical College in 1961.

Murcutt established his own practice in Mosman and even though to this date he only works within Australia and doesn’t own a big firm, Murcutt’s work has worldwide influence.

Starting July 15, 2010, the Glenn Murcutt: Architecture for Place exhibition will showcase his unique designs in unique detail. The exhibition includes scale models, drawings and photographsof some of the architect’s most celebrated works.

Australian curator Lindsay Johnston says that “for Murcutt architecture is a path of creative discovery, and drawing plays a vital role in this discovery.”

His motto “touch the earth lightly” was way ahead of his time. He was the first Australian architect to pay attention to environmental impacts like wind direction, water movement, temperature and light on structures.

Australian curator Lindsay Johnston says that “for Murcutt architecture is a path of creative discovery, and drawing plays a vital role in this discovery.”

Throughout his career Murcutt has received numerous awards, including the Pritzker Prize, which is considered the architectural equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and a RAIA Gold medal (Royal Australian Institute of Architects).

Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to discover some of Murcutt’s private residences not open to the public, such as the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre at Riversdale.

Details //  Glenn Murcutt: Architecture for Place exhibition
When //  From July 15 – October 3, 2010
Where //  Melbourne Museum, Victoria
Contact //  http://museumvictoria.com.au; 13 11 02