Emotional Connection. Curated by William Smart and Abbie Galvin.
Camilla Block graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991, and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. In 1998 Durbach Block Architects was established. Camilla has been a design principal for all of the practice’s major projects and has also taught, lectured, exhibited, judged awards, and been published both nationally and internationally.
In 2014, Camilla received an honorary appointment as adjunct professor from the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
Most recently, Durbach Block Jaggers (DBJ) was awarded the 2020 National Architecture Awards’ Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture and Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture – both for the Phoenix Central Park performance space and gallery with John Wardle Architects. Earlier in the year, this project was awarded the NSW Architecture Medallion, the Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture, the Dezeen Cultural Building of the Year, and the Horbury Hunt Award for brickwork in the commercial category.
DBJ has received the Robin Boyd Award three times for the best residential project in Australia, as well as state and national architecture awards across all building types, including public, education, commercial, residential, heritage and urban design.