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Bachelor of Architecture, Melbourne University (1975) Registered Architect - ARBV registration No. 13225

Professional Affiliation:

Associate Member No. 15765, Australian Institute of Architects

Special Competence- skills:

  • Institutional works including community centres, medical research laboratory design, hospitals, tertiary teaching, courthouses and veterinary facilities. Services in demand where client brief needs to be ‘work shopped’

  • Special interest in the design of purpose built fitments to cater for unique tasks where problem definition and evolution of design solution with client is required. For example: how to transfer a 600 kg recumbent large animal from operating theatre to recovery.

  • Environmentally sustainable design.

  • Architectural Specification

  • Team Management & Quality Control for larger projects

  • Ability to work with budget constraints to achieve quality outcomes

Another specialty has been in the development of low energy consumption buildings with particular interest in passive energy systems. Very topical now. Commitment extends back to design of passive solar house in 1988 which won the Nevada State energy award that year.

Professional History

1975-1978 - Staff Architect- Best Overend & Partners, Victoria 1979-1983 - Associate- Resource Concepts Inc., Nevada USA

Managed the architectural section of this multi disciplinary company responsible for all design and documentation production.

1984-1988 - Associate- Daryl Jackson P/L, Architects

Associate architect responsible for the Company’s service delivery to a range of institutional clients, the following of particular note.

1988 – present day: - Managing Director, MERAT Pty Ltd Architects

(Formerly Johnston Merat Pty Ltd Architects).

Experience and clients:

Barry has serviced a broad range of health care, veterinary and research laboratory clientele. Reference should be made to separate Client based project summaries.

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