On 3 May 2016 AILDM learnt of the passing of its Founding Patron, Allan Correy.
Allan was a pioneer in our industry and made a significant and lasting impact on landscape design in Australia. Despite failing eyesight and health in recent years he retained his passion for the industry and AILDM, only relinquishing his duties as Patron when he felt no longer able to fulfil them as he wished to.
AILDM and its members express their sincere condolences to Allan's family and friends.
Tributes received reflect the high regard in which Allan was held and the great loss his passing is to the landscape industry.
Allan was a lovely, gentle man. His knowledge of our industry and his passion in furthering it were inspirational to all who came in contact with him. His addresses at the AILDM dinner were always a highlight.
Arthur Lathouris, Honorary Fellow & Past President of AILDM
Very sad news as he was a great inspiration to us all, a great loss to our landscape community and a true pioneer.To this day I still refer to a book Allan gave me called Landscape Architecture by John Ormsbee – it has Allan’s hand written notes inside and comments and ideas, inside cover noted – Allan D. Correy 1964 . Priceless and so was Allan
Steve Warner, Fellow & Immediate Past President of AILDM
One of those pieces of news which you expect will come too soon and you don’t want to hear. I remember his stirring words at the AILDM launch and many AILDM Awards since. In fact he was a bit of a maverick in his own profession for supporting AILDM in its early days but he knew there was both a need for it and a place for it in the industry. Always an entertaining and interesting conversationalist and someone who readily showed his deep love of both our natural and built landscapes.
Catherine Stewart, Fellow & Past President of AILDM
A wonderful man with a generous spirit and humble demeanour who made a significant contribution to the Landscape in many ways.
Regards and sympathies to his family
David Bambridge, AILDM Member
Terrible news, I had the honor of reading Allan’s address at the annual dinner and it was certainly one of the more humbling of events in my life. His mind was in tune with the landscape and his thoughts and opinions on current landscape affairs were incredibly insightful. He will be missed!
Adrian Swain, Member & Past President of AILDM
Please pass on our condolences he was a great man.
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