Mr Noam Maitless

Associate Professor in Practice
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 (0)418 888 420


An award-winning architect and urbanist, Noam has delivered landmark projects around the world, with a concentration on mixed-use precincts, cultural and civic design, sports and entertainment districts, and aerotropolis master planning. His work is focused on integrating visionary place-making strategies, economic logic, and environmental resilience to create lasting and sustainable change for our communities, cities, and regions.

By engaging the complex drivers that shape modern experience with theoretic rigor and professional expertise, Noam has led the creation of culturally significant work, including the historic redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada; the pioneering aerotropolis regional plan for Ekurhuleni, South Africa; an innovative 50-year master plan for the Australian War Memorial, and the landmark concept design for the Ngurra Cultural Centre and National Resting Place in the heart of the Australian capital.

As a design leader, Noam has directed numerous international teams, from business development through execution, capturing millions of dollars in fees representing billions more in investment and construction.

A graduate of the Harvard GSD, Noam writes about architecture and infrastructure for industry publications, and has written extensively about architecture and design for Esquire magazine. 

Noam has taught architecture and design and served on design juries at Harvard, SCI-Arc, the California College of the Arts, Woodbury University, and the University of Canberra. He is an Associate Professor in the Practice of Urban Systems within the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Cybernetics at the Australian National University. Noam speaks regularly to groups and conferences about urban issues and serves on several advisory and regulatory bodies within the urban development and building industry.

Registered Architect, California, Australian Capital Territory; Member, RAIA, AIA; NCARB Credential; USGBC LEED BD+C Accredited Professional.

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