KERRY O’ROURKE

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Making projects happen is a particular skill that Kerry has developed over many years, and by working closely with talented in-house architects, he produces the best outcomes for those who will use the completed buildings.

Kerry became a registered architect in 1972, after which he commenced his own practice. Together with Greg McLean, Kerry won the 1978 RAIA award for Best House in Queensland. During the seventies, their practice was responsible for the design of many of the major multi-residential developments along the Sunshine Coast shoreline. From the mid-eighties, Kerry worked along with Stan Minefos and was responsible for a large portfolio of significant industrial buildings in the outer Brisbane suburbs.

Kerry completed a Graduate Diploma in Project Management from QUT in 1999 to formalise and expand on his skills in initiating and managing the delivery of building developments.

Kerry married his wife Ann in 1969, and together they are the proud parents of seven children and now eleven grandchildren. Family is the most important part of their lives. He is also President and Honorary Life Member of the Toowong Rowing Club, having first joined in 1964. He is still an active oarsman competing in most major Head races. Rowing is his passion.

After a very short retirement, Kerry is pleased to become part of the Elevation team, where he brings his considerable skills and experience to benefit Elevation’s clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate Diploma Project Management

Diploma of Architecture

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020 – Present

1972 – 2019

Elevation Architecture

Private Practice