Tone Wheeler is a lot of things: architect, lecturer, builder, author, entrepreneur, mentor, government advisor, critic and columnist

To this long list of salubrious accolades and achievements, we can now add the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Sustainability Awards.

This is perhaps the crowning glory to what has been stellar and fascinating career. 

Wheeler is certainly a person with strong opinions who’s happy to share those opinions whether you want to hear them or not.

He is also a person who believes we could fix much of our urban ills with just a little bit of grey matter applied to our planning and design processes.

In this exclusive interview, Tone Wheeler talks about his long journey to becoming a leading sustainability architect and designer.