Jack Kent

July 16, 2015 architectusa

Jack Kent

Architect Jack Kent

from Perth, Western Australia in Australia

  • 5 Mews Road, Fremantle, 6160 Western Australia
  • Perth, 6160 Western Australia
  • +61 8 9335 7622
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  • http://gkaperth.com


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Perth in Western Australia, Australia

Description, Philosophy, History

Architect John Mallett Kent was born in 1944. In 1972, Architect Kent graudated bachelor in Architecture from the University of Western Australia in 1972.Architect 'Jack' Kent began designing hotels after winning a competition for the Four Seasons Resort in Indonesia in 1989. He is a registered Architect in Australia and member of the Architects Board of Western Australia and the Architects Registration Council of the United Kingdom.
The role of architecture in a holiday environment is simple; it’s about lifting and invigorating the spirit, to relax and refresh both mind and body, which are often dominated by the pressures of modern life.GKA’s approach to design is about providing for these needs by creating environments that connect interior and exterior space.Many of our clients are referrals, or repeat clients. We believe this is because GKA acknowledges that great architecture is achieved firstly by understanding our clients’ goals and aspirations.

“We don’t simply create spaces, we aim to create memorable experiences.” GKA have a reputation for collaborating effectively with the consultant team, during the design phase to produce highly functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing buildings.

Site-sensitive design has been a hallmark of GKA’s practice, we strive to honour each project with a unique design inspired by the regional vernacular, local materials and sense of place. GKA promotes a sustainable approach to our practice and our projects.

Architect John Kent1993 - present Formation of Grounds Kent ArchitectsDirector and Principal Architect1990 - 1993 Grounds Kent Harler Architects formed on the basis of undertaking the Four Seasons of Baliproject inBali, Indonesia.1979 - 1990 J M Kent ArchitectGeneral architectural practice with a significant involvement in conservation of historically significantbuildings in Fremantle, Western Australia.1974 - 1979 Stuart Beatty & Associates, LondonA medium sized practice involved exclusively in public housing in central London, with much workinvolving renovation and conservation of listed buildings.1972 - 1974 Longley & Kent Architects, small general practice in WesternAustralia.


School Attended:
Bachelor in Architecture - University of Western Australia, 1972


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AWARDS1994 Finalist Western Australia Design Award, Western Australian Industry & Export Awards1996 Royal Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter “George Temple Poole Award” for the FourSeasons of Bali Resort, in recognition of an Outstanding Achievement of Architectural Design