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Joe Agius

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Joe has been a Director of COX since 2005. He sets and guides design direction for many projects in the Sydney studio as Design Director. Joe has experience across sectors, including public and cultural, education, research, hotels, sports, convention and exhibition as well as urban design and master planning.

Achieving strong public domain and civic outcomes are central to his design and philosophical approach – ‘any building must give more than it takes.’

He has led the design of many award-winning buildings locally, nationally and internationally. These include the Sir John Monash Centre, the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, the NeuRA Research Centre, the Australian, Film, Television and Radio School, and The Darling. He has authored catalytic master plans for both Sydney University and Macquarie University. He has also led design teams on pivotal projects for both the Sydney and Beijing Olympics.

More recently, he has worked on the Australian Museum’s Project Discover (a collaboration with Neeson Murcutt + Neille), and the University of Sydney’s new Faculty of Engineering Building.

Joe was the NSW Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects (2013-14), a board member of the NSW Architects Registration Board (2015-16) and UTS Dean’s Advisory Board (2015-2018). Similarly, he was a member of the Canberra Architecture Faculty’s Advisory Board from 2014 – 2016 as well as a member of the NSW Finance & Services Minister’s Business Advisory Body in 2014. Joe is a current member of the NSW State Design Review Panel. In 2020, he was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

He has been editorial chair of the NSW Architecture Bulletin (2011-12). A publication to which he is an ongoing and regular contributor. He is an advocate for gender equity within the profession through the ‘Champions of Change’ program since 2015. This is a program he initiated with others in late 2014 which as has grown into a national initiative.

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