Kerstin Thompson is Principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects – a Melbourne based architecture, landscape and urban design practice with projects in Australia and New Zealand. She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and closely linked with other schools of architecture and professional institutes in Australia and overseas. Her work has received numerous awards and local and international recognition. She is a member of the Federal Government’s BEIIC Advisory Committee, was the Creative Director for the highly successful 2005 RAIA National Conference and one of the Creative Director’s for Australia’s 2008 Venice Biennale exhibition. KTA undertakes work for private commercial and housing clients as well as public clients including the Victoria Police, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Royal Botanical Gardens and numerous Universities. Current projects include the Monash University Museum of Art and the Carrum Downs 24 hour police station. The practice focus is on architecture as a civic endeavor with an emphasis on the users’ experience and enjoyment of place.