Vale Ross Langdon

Jack Birrell , 6 December 2013

Jack Birrell pays tribute to Ross Langdon on behalf of the ACA.

The ACA and the broad family of architectural firms across Australia feel the immeasurable loss of Tasmanian architect Ross Langdon and his pregnant partner Elif Yavuz in the attacks within the shopping mall in Nairobi.

Ross was a selfless, dedicated young architect who gave the world – in particular those in need – the basics of shelter wrapped in inspiring buildings. He sensed that every building is a world of its own, and he shows us that a building must first serve others before it serves you.

On behalf of all in the collegiate of architecture the ACA sends condolences to Ross’s family and friends.

He shall be missed yet his inspiration shall live with us all.

In 2012 Ross gave a TedX talk in Krakow, Poland, which provides a very evocative self-portrait. You can watch this here.

Jack Birrell is the Tasmanian Representative on the ACA National Exceutive Committtee. This item was first published in ACA Communique, October 2013.