Kirsty Hetherington

Principal - Urban Design
Ethos Urban

Kirsty is a registered architect, practicing urban designer with Ethos Urban design. She has a wide range of experience ranging from design and delivery of architectural projects to master planning of large scale precincts.

She has a particular interest in integrated education precincts, public and community space (including open space), place and activation planning as well as diverse housing typologies. She has extensive experience in stakeholder management and managing and coordinating large technical teams on complex projects. She is an advocate for sustainability and gender equality in her practice and management activities. She has particular interest in continuous innovation in design processes, testing and documentation.

Her experience practicing as an architect with Neeson Murcutt (NSW) and Vokes and Peters (QLD) strongly informed her approach to urban design. Practicing within a multidisciplinary practice she draws upon the knowledge of a broad range of professionals in her day to day. She undertakes both urban and regional projects in both NSW and QLD. She is particularly interested in place-specific design approaches.

Kirsty is currently undertaking a Masters of Urbanism (Urban and Regional Planning) always looking for opportunities to further her understanding of the planning environment and developing her proficiency in academic research and writing. Through her studies, in 2023, she was awarded the John Odongo Prize in Economics and Community Development. She has experience in tutoring and research in Professional Practice, Architectural Theory and Technology at UQ or USyd.

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