Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead

emeritus professor in architecture and urbanism
UNSW, Sydney

Helen Lochhead is cross-disciplinary, an architect and urbanist who combines academic and advisory roles with practice. Her career has focused on the inception, planning and design of complex public projects ranging from a city improvements programs to major urban regeneration and waterfront projects both in Australia and the US.

She has held numerous leadership roles in private practice, government and universities including Pro Vice-Chancellor, Precincts (2020-21) and Dean, Faculty of Built Environment (2015-20) at UNSW Sydney, President of the Australian Institute of Architects (2019-20) and Deputy NSW Government Architect (2008-15). Her expertise is regularly sought on planning panels, competition juries and design reviews.

Her projects have received numerous awards including AIA and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards. As well as her project awards, she has been recognised for her leadership through, the AFR 2019 100 Women of Influence award, the AIA Paul Whitman and Marion Mahony Griffin Awards, the NAWIC Vision Award for leadership in the construction industry and the AIA NSW President’s Prize. Her academic standing is acknowledged through numerous international fellowships, lectures, exhibitions and visiting academic appointments

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits, Writing, Mentoring