140William to be renamed after Perth architect

140William is soon to be renamed after one of WA’s most eminent architects and planners Prof Gordon Stephenson. The office space will house the Small Business Development Corporation and the state Departments of Planning, Transport, Local Government, Regional Development and Lands, Communities, Culture and the Arts, Treasury, and Finance.

“Professor Stephenson was a great West Australian who made a profound contribution to the planning and development of the city of Perth,” Finance Minister Simon O’Brien said.

“Professor Stephenson came to Perth in 1953 following a commission from the State Government to prepare a plan for the metropolitan region of Perth and Fremantle with J.A. Hepburn. Their plan was completed in 1955 and provided a blueprint for the planning of Perth and Fremantle for many years.”
The building will be officially dedicated in the next few months, with guests including Professor Stephenson’s daughter and grandson.

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