Portrait of Kerstin Thompson

Kerstin Thompson

Kerstin Thompson is principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects – a Melbourne-based architecture, landscape and urban design practice with projects in Australia and New Zealand. She is also professor of design in architecture at VUW and adjunct professor at RMIT and Monash Universities.

Her work has received numerous awards and local and international recognition through publication and exhibition. She has been a member of the federal government’s BEIIC Advisory Committee, was the creative director for the highly successful 2005 RAIA National Conference and one of the creative directors for Australia’s 2008 Venice Biennale exhibition.

She is currently on the OVGA’s Design Review Panel. KTA undertakes work for public and private sector clients including the Victoria Police, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Royal Botanical Gardens and numerous Universities. Recently awarded projects include Marysville Police Station, the House at Hanging Rock, Birralee Primary and Studio 9 Wertheim Factory conversion.

The practice focus is on architecture as a civic endeavor with an emphasis on the users’ experience and enjoyment of place.