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For the past 30 years Bridget Smyth has pursued a career in urban design and architecture for major public domain and infrastructure projects in Australia and the USA.

Currently, Smyth is the city architect and design director for the City of Sydney and manages a range of urban design projects, including the Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision and its implementation. She directs the city’s public art program and manages the Sydney Design Advisory Panel and Public Art Advisory Committee.

From 1996 to 2001 she was director of design for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and led the public domain, architecture, landscape architecture, and public art sectors. From 1990 to1996 she was senior urban designer on the Central Artery Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Prior to this, Smyth worked in private practice in Melbourne at Wood Marsh Architecture and Hassell.

Smyth holds a Master of Design Studies (Urban Design) from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and a Bachelor of Planning and Design from the University of Melbourne.

Smyth is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 AIA NSW President’s Award and the 2014 Marion Mahoney Griffin Award by the AIA. She is a member of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Deans Industry Advisory Board, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and holds an adjunct professorship at UTS.

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