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Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW

Professor Helen Lochhead is an Australian architect, urban and landscape designer. Prior to her appointment as Dean of UNSW Built Environment she held a number of influential positions in the NSW Government and the City of Sydney including as Executive Director of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and was most recently deputy NSW Government Architect. Professor Lochhead has been recognised through many industry awards including AIA and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards and the AIA Marion Mahony Griffin Prize. A graduate of both the University of Sydney and Columbia University in New York, Professor Lochhead’s career has combined professional practice and teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and also as visiting academic at Harvard, MIT and Columbia Universities. In 2014-15 Professor Lochhead was the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.


  • –present
    Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia