John Denton is founding director of Australian architecture and design firm Denton Corker Marshall.
Denton founded Denton Corker Marshall in 1972 with fellow University of Melbourne graduates Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall. The practice’s award-winning projects include the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Stonehenge visitor centre and a new pavilion at the Giardini, which houses all upcoming art and architecture events for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
The architect acted as Victorian Government Architect from 2006, in a two year role advising premier and cabinet in how to improve design for the state. Denton has continued his roles in public design, such as on the expert advisory panel on cities for the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council, and as a member of the current Victorian and South Australian Government design review panels.
Denton received doctorate honorary degrees from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture. In 1996, Denton, Corker and Marshall were each honoured with the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.