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The Work of Queensland-based Architect Noel Robinson

by Marquette Turner

in Architecture, Design & Trends, Eco-Living, Features, Variety

As the founder of Noel Robinson Architects, Noel is one of Queensland’s most successful and notable architects. With a focus on green architecture and sustainable design innovation, Noel is certainly moving with the times.  From grand city buildings, to resorts and alpine settlements, Noel casts his talents and experience on wide and varying projects.

Whilst being Queensland-based, Noel’s career has taken him to many parts of the world, working extensively throughout Australasia, the Middle East, South East Asia, Japan, Korea, USA and Europe.

Some of his renowned works include the Queensland Police Headquarters, Brisbane Airport Hotel, Noosa Blue Resort, Golden Casket Headquarters, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial and the Information and Communication Technology Building/Art Gallery, University of Sunshine Coast and the list goes on. He is currently working on the design of the $120 million Sohar University in the Sultanate of Oman.

As well as highly accomplished, he is also highly recognized, including being nominated in 2009 for Queenslander of the Year, as well as being the recipient of numerous architectural awards, including BHP’s Architect of the Decade and a Centenary Medal for Services to Architects (Australian Honours). His works are widely published in international architectural magazines, journals and newspapers.

Most recently, Noel had the luxury of creating his own private sanctuary in his apartment in the iconic Riparian Plaza, Brisbane from an empty shell.

The Riparian Plaza is one of Brisbane’s most renowned mixed-use, commercial and residential high-rise developments and was designed by the late Harry Seidler, Australian icon.  It was because of Seidler’s genius and Noel’s respect for him, that prompted Noel to purchase the apartment off the plan and engage Harry Seidler himself, for the first time, to become involved with the look and feel of Noel’s apartment.

Noel, we salute you for your great contribution to Australian architecture.


You can see the magnificent apartment at Riparian Plaza here

Read more on Noel Robinson’s website here


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