Michael Heenan (GAICD) is CEO and Director of Allen Jack+Cottier Architects (AJ+C). With over 80 staff based in Chippendale, Sydney, Michael has lead the design of a number of the most significant urban transformation and architectural projects in Sydney.
His previous projects have won State, National and International awards, including the Best Educational Building in NSW 2016 (Australian Institute of Architects NSW), and World Future Project of the year 2017 (World Architecture Festival, Berlin).
He is an international speaker, and has chaired architectural juries in Sydney, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Singapore. Michael was the design architect at AJ+C for IGS’s Kerrie Murphy Building, and other projects at the School.
“As we enter a time of exponential social and economic change, the value of education has never been higher,” Michael said.
“Embedding adaptability, confidence and resilience in an institution’s culture, empowers students to thrive in this new and rapidly changing world.”
Michael, Chair of the IGS building committee, believes that by valuing design, creativity, sustainability and innovation and creativity, IGS is helping students gain confidence and independence as young adults stepping out into the world.