LFRAIA; B ARCH (HONS); BSC ARCH; REG 5946
Caroline Pidcock is the passionate force who started PIDCOCK.
She has genuine interest and experience in sustainable built
environments which has been developed and enhanced through her
involvement in a wide range of professional, academic and other
commitments. This currently includes being director of the
companies PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability and Origination |
&U (modular buidling system); member of the Living Futures Institute of Australia, South
Australian Forest Industry Advisory, and Sacred Heart Education
Ministry Boards; and ambassador for both the Al Gore Climate Change
and 1 Million Women projects.
Her previous roles as Chair of the Carriageworks and Living Futures Institute of Australia Boards,
President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council,
President NSW and National Councillor of the Royal Australian
Institute of Architects, Industry Representative on the Australian
Building Codes Board, Member of the NSW Architects Registration
Board, Member of Greening Australia NSW, and
Bicycle NSW Boards and adjunct professor/lecturer at a range of
universities in NSW, exposed her to many government, business,
academic and community arenas.
In July 2011, Caroline was awarded the prestigious Marion Mahony Griffin Award by the
Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of her
contribution to architecture in NSW.
In November 2009, Caroline was awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling
Scholarship to investigate the "The Architecture of Zero
Emissions Housing". She wanted to understand how this might impact
the technical and design approaches of the practice. Extending the
ideas of this research led her to the Living Building Challenge. So
impressed with this sustainability framework and the positive
approach to improving our built environments and ways of living,
she joined the Board charged with delivering it in Australia - the
Living Futures Institute Australia - and was Chair
through 2013. As a result of her contribution to helping the LFIA
establish in Australia, Caroline was recognised as a "Living
Building Hero" by the International Living Future Institute in
When she is not working hard, Caroline enjoys swimming, cycling,
walking and shopping at the local farmers market to keep fit, sane
and in touch with the wonderful city she lives in!