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KATIE CUDAL

City of Melbourne - City Design

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

City Design is at the forefront of shaping Melbourne's population increase, environmental and social challenges. As designers and innovators we have a role to ensure the city’s spaces continue to be inspiring, enjoyable, safe and accessible.

KATIE CUDAL

Bio:

Katie Cudal is a landscape architect with over 10 years of experience within local government and private practice. Her work includes transforming and influencing public policy to design and deliver inclusive and high amenity public realm. Katie’s work has been recognised by numerous industry awards. She is a regular guest lecturer and presenter for RMIT and Melbourne Universities.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I have always been interested in nature, art and geography. Visits to the National Gallery were a regular part of my childhood. RMIT's Landscape Architecture Open Day provided an opportunity to collaborate and initially test a number of interests.

What do you do?

I am currently a Design Manager and Principal Landscape Architect in City Design at the City of Melbourne. I have been privileged to have worked on a diverse range of strategies, open space and playground projects.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

Our work within local government celebrates the spirit of publicness where spaces we create contribute to improvement and amenity for Melbourne’s citizens, workers and visitors.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

City Design is at the forefront of shaping Melbourne's population increase, environmental and social challenges. As designers and innovators we have a role to ensure the city’s spaces continue to be inspiring, enjoyable, safe and accessible.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Working on the Urban Forest Strategy that has transformed public policy and Melbourne’s profile in urban ecology.

Featured Project Name: 

Hawke and Adderley Street Park

Featured Project Location: 

Municipality of Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

July 2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Design Lead and Landscape Architect

Featured Project Description:

The Hawke and Adderley Street Park continues the City of Melbourne ethos of converting ‘grey to green’, delivering much needed open space to the West Melbourne community. The new space responds to the site’s topography to create a unique nature play experience that celebrates ecology, tactility and geology. This is complemented by a number of gathering and flexible lawn areas to encourage informal play, gathering and relaxation within a diverse neighbourhood.

Photography Credit:

City of Melbourne - City Design, Peter Bennetts