BA (Hons), M Arch, Aff AIA, RIBA
Kristen Whittle is an outstanding architect and urban designer. Educated at Manchester University in England, Kristen completed postgraduate studies at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Following graduation he won the internationally recognised Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition in 1996 and tutored architecture at the University of North London. He then went on to work with Herzog & De Meuron in Basel Switzerland, leading the design of the Laban Dance Centre which went on to win the RIBA’s Stirling Prize. He also played a significant role in the interior development of the Tate Modern in London, prior to HdeM winning the Pritzker Prize.
With Bates Smart, Kristen has been the lead designer for the design of the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (jv BLBS). He has also led the architectural design for the new Crown Metropol Hotel Melbourne and the 171 Collins Street office tower proposal in central Melbourne. He has also been responsible for the design of the new Emergency and Mental Health facilities for Dandenong Hospital in Melbourne.
He has worked with the Victorian Government on their new plans for Federation Square East and has recently designed a new visitor centre for the internationally renowned Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.