In 2009 BPSM farewelled one of it’s founding partners. Kenneth William (Bill) Shugg had a successful and awarded architectural career, not least of which was his appointment as the National President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and receiver of the Australian Medal. The architectural profession owes much to Bill Shugg and he will be sorely missed, not only by his family, friends and everyone at BPSM, but the wider architectural community, as a whole.
“We have to bring properly thought-out influence to bear on society. We have to earn this right by example.” – K.W. (Bill) Shugg
You can read his obituary, as composed by the President of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, here.
In May of 2018, Bill’s memory and contribution to architecture in Australia was posthumously honoured by the ACT Government, with the naming of a street in Taylor, Canberra.