Emile Jansen B.Arch (Syd.U).
I was first registered as an architect in NSW in 1970. I retired for a couple of years in June 2018, but still "available" for pro bono works in my community, and for the occasional "interesting" project. In 2021, utterly bored with inactivity, I reregistered and recommenced in practice.
In 2011 I was awarded The Rotary Club of Pittwater “Service Above Self” award for services provided for the benefit of the community in designing and documenting a palliative Care facility at Mona Vale Hospital. In 2012 I was the proud recipient of an Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award for my pro bono work in that community; and in 2013 I was commended by The Parliament of NSW for my fundraising efforts .
In my spare time I used to love sailing and to drive my old Porsche in circuit races, which I did with some success and enjoyment over about 40 years.
As a founding Fellow of the National Institute of Forensic Investigators, I have decades of forensic experience in analysis of building design and construction, and pinpointing causes of defects and problems and preparing remedial specifications.
In the past, I was also a Fellow in the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a Graded Arbitrator, in the Institute of Arbitrators Australia, and an examiner and mentor with the NSW Architects Registration Board. I was also for a time an associate member of both the British and American Institutes of Architects.