Kerstin Thompson



About the Speaker

Kerstin Thompson is principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA), a Melbourne-based practice she founded in 1994, and an adjunct professor at RMIT and Monash University. 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 and contribution to the architecture profession and its education, Kerstin was elevated to life fellow by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2017. She plays an active role in promoting quality design, within the profession and the wider community, through her position as panel member on the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s Design Review Panel and board member for the Melbourne Housing Expo, a research group led by the University of Melbourne.

A passionate defender of civic space and advocate for extracting new life from built heritage, KTA’s redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Town Hall won the 2020 Victorian Architecture Medal. Current works focus on education and cultural programs, including the Bundanon Art Museum and the Bridge at Shoalhaven NSW, and the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

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