It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of Ken Woolley. 

A member of the Sydney School of architects, in the 1960s Woolley started to experiment with a new housing type that addressed the steep topography along Sydney's northern foreshore. His work took a radical approach at the time, through the architect's dramatic positioning of houses along the coastline, their open plan interiors with expansive decks and outdoor spaces, and the naturally finished building materials he chose. 

One of Australia's leading design thinkers, Ken Woolley was well known for private as well as both large and small scale public buildings across the country including the Fisher Library at the University of Sydney, and the rotunda shaped Chapel at St Margaret's Hospital that later became the home of Object Gallery.

Our sincere thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family.

Read more about Ken's life and work in this tribute by ArchitectureAU.