For the past 24 years Bridget Smyth has pursued a career in urban design/architecture on major public domain and infrastructure projects in Australia and the USA.
Joining the City of Sydney in 2001, Bridget is the Design Director and manages a range of urban design, strategic and special projects, including the implementing the Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision.
Prior to this role, she was Director Design (1996-2001) for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and led the Public Domain, architecture, landscape architecture and public art. From 1990-1996 she was Senior Urban Designer on the Central Artery Tunnel Project (the ‘Big Dig”), a major urban regeneration and transportation project (US$14.5 billion) in Boston, Massachusetts USA. Prior to this, Bridget worked in private practice in Melbourne.
Bridget is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 AIA Marion Mahoney Griffin Award, the 2001 NSW Max Kelly Government Architecture Award (Venice Fellowship) and the 1999 National Women in Construction Lend Lease Women Development and the 2000 Innovation Award. She was the Vice Chair of Object Gallery - Australia’s Centre for Design and Craft (2004-lana2010) and is an ambassador Australian Institute of Architecture Venice Biennale. Bridget is a board member of the National Institute of Experimental Arts, UNSW and Deans’ Advisory Board, UNSW.