Kristen Whittle

Kristen is a British Australian architect and designer.

Kristen is a graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI- Arc) Los Angeles California USA and former collaborator at Herzog & De Meuron in Basel Switzerland. Following his Design Director role at Bates Smart, Kristen created Studio Kristen Whittle as an internationally focussed research based architecture practice. Kristen won the 2012 Victorian Architecture Medal and the 2012 World Architecture Award for Health for the new Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

His focus on a customised, people and nature centred approach to design has positioned him as a global leader in humanist architecture.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.