A respected design leader with 20 years expertise in public realm and infrastructure strategy and design, Kirsten has led significant award winning projects across Australia and internationally including public spaces in the Middle East. She has delivered projects such as Yagan Square in Perth, the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal, the Victorian Desalination Plant and Ecological Reserve in Melbourne and is a member of the design team delivering the new NGV Contemporary.
Kirsten creates vibrant, vital spaces that inspire creativity, enhance the lives of people and strengthen natural systems. She is focused on design-led research, the relationship between design and industry, and the use of technology to inform the creative process. She has a particular interest in culturally informed, site specific design responses.
Kirsten is a member of several government appointed design review panels and committees as well as being a long standing juror and professional advisor to the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, where she is an Adjunct Professor. Education is fundamental to her thinking and she regularly lectures at universities and industry events globally.
She is a member of the inaugural Birrarung Council, formed by the Yarra Protection Act, the Victorian Design Review Panel (Office of Victorian Government Architect) and recently co-Creative Director of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture and the Future Park Competition.