19 March 2011 – Award winning architect Nick Murcutt passed away at his home in Bondi on Thursday night.
National president elect Brian Zulaikha sent the following news alert to Australian Institute of Architects members late Friday:
It is with much sadness that I let you know our colleague and friend Nick Murcutt died last night at home in Bondi.
Fortunately, Nick and Rachel Neeson, his partner of 16 years, were able to marry yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
As many of you are aware, Nick was a very active and passionate supporter of the Institute and the profession, as well as being a very talented designer. He and Rachel completed a range of inspiring projects, including two Wilkinson Award winners. He will be sorely missed.
On behalf of the profession, I send my condolences to Rachel, Nick’s young children Alice and Otto, and the Murcutt and Neeson families. ??Nick’s service will be held at 11am next Monday 21st March at St. Canice’s, 28 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay. ??A trust fund for Alice and Otto has been established by some of Nick’s closest colleagues.
Contributions can be made to RM Neeson ATF Otto and Alice Murcutt at Westpac, BSB 032016, Account 432103.