Meet an Architect - Hugh Cowan

We believe in supporting and promoting connections in our community, so we have decided to introduce you to some of the incredible architects and designers we have had the privilege of working with.

Name: Hugh Cowan

Where do you work: COX Architecture in the Canberra office.

What did you want to be when you grew up: As a kid I think I wanted to be a pro rugby player, but that dream died out pretty quick! In high school I always loved design technology and technical drawing so Architecture seemed like the right choice.

Something you have always wanted to learn: I love the idea of being able to speak another language. I’m currently learning to speak French.

What are you currently listening to / reading: Currently reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Question you get asked the most at work: How long will that take?

Favourite part of the job: Being able to work on a project that will have a positive impact on the community. Many of the buildings that we work on will stand for years to come and have a substantial presence in our city. It’s a great feeling being able to contribute to these works.