Craig Allchin is an architect and urban designer. He has worked on the city across a range of scales. In the 1990s, as a founding partner of Six Degrees Architects, Craig worked on recycling and renewal projects around the revitalisation of the Melbourne City Centre. He moved to Sydney and spent five years working between Sydney and China as principal urban designer for Urbis, Sydney completing over 40 district and city masterplans. He was then director of Urban Design, for the 2005 and 2010 Metropolitan Strategies for Sydney.
He returned to Australia in 2015 after living in Brooklyn, New York for 3 years, where he was visiting professor of Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. He continues to consult on various projects to governments and the private sector, focusing on strategies at both the macro and micro scales of the city.
Director Six Degrees Architects 1990s.
Chinese City Masterplanning Sydney 2001-5
Director Urban Designer NSW Government Sydney Metropolitan Strategy 2005-10
Adjunct Professor of Architecture UTS, 2011 ongoing
Visiting Lecturer in Urban Design, 2015, Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA