Emile Jansen B.Arch (Syd.U).
I was first registered as an architect in NSW in 1970 and retired from active duty in June 2018, although still "available" for pro bono works in his community, and for the occasional "interesting" project. In 2021, bored with inactivity, I 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 the community; and in 2013 I was commended for my fundraising efforts by The Parliament of NSW.
In my spare time I used to love sailing and to drive my old Porsche in circuit races, which he has done with some success and enjoyment over the past 40 years.
As a past 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.