Known as a passionate advocate for people-centric design, architect and urban designer Caroline Stalker has been appointed as Arup’s new Brisbane design director.

With over 30 years’ experience across a range of project types, including transport, health and research, cities, sub-tropical and climate responsive designs, Stalker’s new role will be to advise Arup on various projects in the and around the city of Brisbane.

As adjunct professor of creative industries at QUT, a member of the state government urban design and places panel, Stalker has served on and chaired awards juries in both architecture and urban design, and held advisory roles for government. 

She is a regular speaker at conferences promoting the value of design excellence and urban design thinking, and has a specialist research interest in high-density urbanism for the hot humid climates.

“Caroline’s depth and breadth of experience will further refine our design approach as we continue to work closely with clients to address the challenges and opportunities around urbanisation, density and growth. Caroline is a passionate advocate for people-centric design, with an excellent presence within the industry – we are so pleased to welcome her to Arup,” says Marianne Foley, Australasia consulting leader, Arup.