Carolyn is a consultant in historic heritage management and conservation, with experience across public and private sectors in Aotearoa, Australia and the UK. Carolyn’s work seeks to place architecture within its cultural context, with built form being part of broader urban form and life. Under her practice Lifescapes, Carolyn provides heritage advice to policy-makers, developers, design teams and other consultancies. She is also a teaching fellow in environmental planning at Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences at the University of Waikato and is currently undertaking her PhD there.
Carolyn is the editor of the Landscape Foundation’s first book, Kia Whakanuia te Whenua, which was received runner-up for the NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Award 2021. Issues of social and cultural justice in lived environments is central to her advocacy for high quality urban design in Kirikirioa.