GHD Woodhead has announced the appointment of Anne Sutherland as Director of Urban Design in Sydney.

In a statement, the practice noted that Sutherland is an established leader in urban design and a licensed architect with extensive experience in the design of public spaces and enclosures. She has held senior positions with Transport for NSW, working on projects including Wynyard and Central Station Precincts, Sydney Light Rail, Sydney Metro and major routes in Western Parkland City. She also has experience in the design of large-scale residential and mixed-use developments and policies, having held senior urban design positions at Landcom, Lend Lease and in consultancy.

“I am committed to quality design results in all aspects of the built environment,” Sutherland said. “I always strive to incorporate place, community and customer experience into the design of transportation infrastructure and other large-scale developments. The huge investment in these projects means that they must bring benefits beyond their borders into the wider urban context.

Nicolas Beaulieu-Asselin, Practice Director of GHD Woodhead in Sydney, said: “Anne’s ability to understand placemaking and the impact it can have on customer experience at a strategic level strengthens our ability to design and deliver complex integrated transport infrastructure. It’s also great to have his positive energy within our growing team.

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