Expanding the boundaries of civic design. Curated by Amy Muir and Rachel Neeson.
Kerstin Thompson is principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects and an adjunct professor at RMIT and Monash Universities. A committed design educator, she regularly lectures and runs studios at various schools across Australia and New Zealand.
In recognition for the work of her practice, contribution to the profession and tertiary education, Kerstin was elevated to Life Fellow by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2017, appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2022 and awarded the Gold Medal – the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, which recognizes distinguished services – in 2023.
A member of the OVGA’s Design Review Panel, Kerstin is an advocate for quality design within the profession and the wider community. Recent projects that demonstrate her passion for civic space and heritage include the 2020 Victorian Architecture Medal-winning Broadmeadows Town Hall; the Melbourne Prize-winning Queen and Collins; and Bundanon Art Museum and Bridge, which received the 2022 AIA Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in NSW and the Sir Zelman Cowen Award.