Speaker Profile

Nic Brunsdon

Nic Brunsdon

Nic is the director of the design practice NIC BRUNSDON and the director of the urban program Spacemarket, which pairs disused spaces with useful people. Since its formation, Spacemarket has paired over 500 tenants across 20,000m2 of floorspace and continues to
work across Australia to activate forgotten, unloved, and in-between use spaces that test the changing nature of work and occupancy. His architecture studio is much awarded and operates locally and internationally from Perth, Western Australia.

He has worked on policy formation and development at all three levels of government, most recently leading the Design WA suite of built environment policies within the Department of Planning, Lands, and Heritage for the Western Australian State Government.

In 2015 he was the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect Award, firstly for Western Australia and then nationally. He is a past nominee for the 40 under 40 young business leaders award, a nominated thought leader for the City of Perth, the 2015 recipient of the Dulux International Study Tour for Emerging Architects, the 2017/18 recipient of the Gil Nicol Biennial International Study Bursary, a founding Board Member of Activate Perth, is a part of the upcoming season of Grand Designs Australia, and has recently received recognition at the World Architecture Festival, Dezeen Awards, Houses Awards, and Australian Institute of Architects Awards programs.

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