Caroline Pidcock was born in Grafton and raised in Sydney, and has been shaped by their mighty water systems. She is passionate about architecture, biophilic design and systems thinking, and how they can contribute to a “socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative” future. Her authentic interest and experience in sustainable built environments has been developed and enhanced through her involvement in a diverse range of professional, academic and community commitments.
In addition to her own practice, other roles Caroline currently enjoys include being Chair of 1 Million Women, member of Renew (previously ATA) Board, Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) Design Review Panel, North Sydney Council Local Planning Panel and Liverpool Design Excellence Panel.
Her previous roles as Chair of the Carriageworks and LFIA Boards; President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council; President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in NSW and National Councillor; Industry Representative on the Australian Building Codes Board; Member of the South Australian Forest Industry Advisory Board, NSW Architects Registration Board, Greening Australia NSW, ambassador for the Al Gore Climate Change project and Bicycle NSW Board; and adjunct professor/lecturer at a range of universities in NSW, exposed her to many government, business, academic and community arenas.
In 2014, Caroline was recognised by the International Living Future Institute as a Living Building Hero and in 2011 was awarded the Marian Mahony Griffin Award in recognition of her contribution to architecture in NSW. In 2009, Caroline was awarded a Byera Hadley Scholarship to study “The Architecture of (Net) Zero Emissions Housing”.