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Jack Zunz on Excellence (Mar 1992)


Sir Jack Zunz, BSc, FREng, FIStructE, FICE is a civil engineer and former chairman of Ove Arup & Partners. He was the principal structural designer of the Sydney Opera House and led the team which designed the roof of the building and solved it’s major construction challenges.

He was Chairman of Ove Arup and Partners from 1977 to 1984 and Co-chairman of Ove Arup Partnership, the whole Arup group, from 1984 to 1989. Zunz was a consultant to Arup from 1989 to 1996 and Chairman of the Ove Arup Foundation. He was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1990.

He was responsible for many landmark projects, including Britannic House for BP, the Standard Bank building in Johannesburg, the headquarters for the HSBC Main Building, the first Stanstead Airport Terminal and many more.

Recorded during the RAIA Challenge of Excellence Conference in March 1992, Sir Jack addresses the issue “What is Excellence?”

Image above - From left to right: Michael Lewis, Ove Arup & Jack Zunz on site of building.

Producer - Ron Brown

Editor - Damian Jenkins.

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