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Nic Brunsdon

Nic Brudson

Nic Brunsdon must surely be one of Western Australia’s most sought-after architects. He has a stack of awards for his work and been featured on Grand Designs Australia – twice. Since graduating from Curtin in 2003, his creative practice has gone from strength to strength, with bold and diverse projects ranging from private dwellings to village retreats to public open spaces.

Underpinning all his designs is Nic’s core belief that great architecture is “responsive, emotive and inclusive”.

“Architecture should respond to both place and people. Our objective is to remain empathetic and sensitive to the societies, cultures and natural environments that our projects impact.”

In line with this, Nic promotes the concept of ‘socially impactful’ architecture that reflects vanguard global ethics – evidenced by his company’s B Corp certification.

“B Corp is part of a global cultural shift where people are redefining success in business and building more inclusive and sustainable economies. The certification shows that our business meets the highest standard of social and environmental performance.”

And he firmly believes that great design can be a powerful tool for change.

“Thoughtful design has an immeasurable impact on peoples’ quality of life. Whether it be mental health, physical health, or a sense of belonging, community connection, pride or comfort. We create places to benefit communities beyond our involvement.”

To find out more about Nic’s work, visit this recent Curtin Q&A and his website.