|Professor Philip Follent|
Bond University has appointed Queensland Government Architect Professor Philip Follent as the founding head of its new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture.
The New Soheil Abedian School of Architecture will take its first students in January 2011.
Professor Follent says the opportunity to shape a refreshing architectural course for students who might one day exert a significant, positive influence over the world’s built environment attracted him to Bond.
“The Gold Coast has been my home for 30 years and I have watched Bond University grow to a point of maturity that sees it now ready for a School of Architecture and it is a great event to participate in the shaping of the new course,” Professor Follent says.
Professor Follent says his vision for the School is to produce architectural graduates who are highly regarded by the profession for their strong theoretical understanding, their design skills and leadership capacities.
Professor Follent is on the 2011 International Urban Design Conference Commitee