Louise Wright (PhD) is a Director of Baracco+Wright Architects in Melbourne, Australia and Practice Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture at Monash University.
She is interested in a role for architecture that can extend its relationship with the natural world towards one that supports all life and explores this through in her architecture office and practice-based research in the Urban Architecture Lab research unit under the theme Buildings & Living Things.
Since 2019 she has sat on the Design Review Panel of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and was recently appointed as an ‘expert’ member on the City of Melbourne Design Review Panel. In 2022 she was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
In 2017, Louise was appointed in the role of Creative Director by the Australian Institute of Architects with Mauro Baracco in collaboration with Linda Tegg, of the Australian Pavilion at the 16th International Venice Biennale di Architettura 2018, with the theme Repair, which sought to explore the role of architecture in the repair of the natural environment. In 2019 they were invited by Paola Antonelli to exhibit in Broken Nature at the Triennale di Milano and together they are the guest editors for the recent issue of Antennae: The Journal of Art and Nature with an issue titled Spaces for Species around architecture and nature.
Founded in 2004 with Mauro Baracco, Baracco+Wright Architects are a small experimental architectural practice. Their work sits between academia, practice and multiple creative fields such as art and landscape architecture. They approach projects by thinking through a whole of world view where a building may not necessarily be the solution, placing value on the very occupation of land.
PhD Architecture (RMIT) 2012
Bachelor Architecture (RMIT)