Lawrence Nield was the 2012 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist and is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. He was founding principal of Bligh Voller Nield where he was responsible for many award winning buildings including the University of the Sunshine Coast Library, the Mt Druitt Hospital, the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital, the Olympic Tennis Centre, and Questacon in Canberra.
He headed up the master planning team for the Sydney Olympic Games and designed major venues in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympic Games.
He was Chair of the NSW Heritage Council from 2012-15 and now runs a small architectural office with Andrea Nield, Studio Nield, which practices in Australia and Hong Kong.
This painting by Lawrence Nield with its sweeping curves is reminiscent of Lloyd Rees’ work “A South Coast Road“, and the lighthouse in the distance gives a visual clue that we are looking from Gerringong towards Kiama.