Gregory Burgess

Gregory Burgess is an Australian architect based in Melbourne, Victoria. Burgess is especially notable for his buildings for indigenous communities in Australia, and for his participatory design approach which has produced some remarkable and unique buildings.[1][2]

Gregory Burgess
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
PracticeGregory Burgess Architects

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne in 1970. He has led a practice called the Gregory Burgess Architects for 32 years.

Gregory Burgess received the RAIA Gold Medal in 2004, the Australian architecture profession's highest accolade.[3] He has received over 40 professional and community awards including the AIA Sir Zelman Cowen Award and Victorian Architecture Medal.

His work has been exhibited at major galleries in London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Edinburgh and all Australian cities. Eminent international journal Architectural Review claimed that:[4]

"[Burgess is among a select group of architects on the global stage who] ... tend the flame of hope and carry the lamp of truth in a world that seems increasingly to have no values other than profit and the market in its grossest form".

Notable projects


  1. "Keeping the faith: Episode 1" (transcript). In the mind of the architect. ABC TV. 2000. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. "The Public Good: Episode 2" (transcript). In the mind of the architect. ABC TV. 2000. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. Architecture Australia - RAIA Gold Medal
  4. Davey, Peter. "About us". Architectural Review. Gregory Burgess Pty. Ltd. Architects.

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