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Caroline Pidcock




Life Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects 2006

Registered Architect NSW No 5946 1995  

BArch (Hons), University of Sydney 1987

BSc (Arch), University of Sydney 1984


Caroline Pidcock is passionate about the importance of architecture and integrated design, and how they can contribute to a “culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative” future. 

Her practice – PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability – has been inspired by the possibilities of creating desirable places that demonstrate how the many issues that are fundamental to sustainability can be potent and profound influences. Her genuine interest and experience in sustainable built environments has been developed and enhanced through her involvement in a diverse range of professional, academic and community commitments.

2018 saw Caroline transitioning her practice (after 26 years) to another way of working, so that she can focus on how to strategically accelerate the uptake of regenerative ideas.

Other roles Caroline currently enjoys include being Chair of the 1 Million Women Board, member of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and Sacred Heart Education Ministry Boards, member of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Design Review Panel, North Sydney Council Local Planning Panel and Liverpool Design Excellence Panel.

Her previous roles as Chair of the Carriageworks and LFIA Boards; President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council; President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in NSW and National Councillor; Industry Representative on the Australian Building Codes Board; Member of the South Australian Forest Industry Advisory Board, NSW Architects Registration Board, Greening Australia NSW, and Bicycle NSW Board; and adjunct professor/lecturer at a range of universities in NSW, exposed her to many government, business, academic and community arenas.

In 2014, Caroline was recognised by the International Living Future Institute as a Living Building Hero and in 2011 was awarded the Marian Mahony Griffin Award in recognition of her contribution to architecture in NSW. In 2009, Caroline was awarded a Byera Hadley Scholarship to study “The Architecture of (Net) Zero Emissions Housing”.