BDes(Hons)(IntDes), BDes(Arch), MArch (QUT), BOAQ
Lauren Hickling is both a registered architect and interior designer, leading our interior team.
Lauren joined Blight Rayner on our commencement in 2016, having worked with Jayson Blight and Michael Rayner for the previous 8 years at Cox Rayner Architects. During that time, as interior designer, she contributed significantly to the University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, winner of the World Architecture Festival Interior Design of the Year in 2015.
Other projects for which Lauren was interior designer were the Royal International Convention Centre, the refurbishment of the Queensland Museum, workplaces for the State Government in Ipswich and for Jones Lang LaSalle in Brisbane, and the LUME Kangaroo Point and Hamilton Harbour residential buildings.
At Blight Rayner, Lauren has been joint lead interior designer on the New Performing Arts Venue at South Bank, and the lead interior designer on the Marian Centre for Brigidine College in Indooroopilly and on the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct at Ascot. Lauren’s focus has also continued on workplace design including for major office buildings at 360 Queen Street, 200 Turbot Street and 309 North Quay in Brisbane. Her most recent project was The University of Queensland Cyber Security Hub within the General Purpose South Building which Lauren is currently masterplanning for external and internal refurbishment.
In 2016, Lauren was awarded the prestigious Phillip Y Bisset Architectural Scholarship through the Australian Institute of Architects, studying relationships between urban density and urban form in cities.
While I work predominantly as an interior designer, I also have a keen interest in how cities manage and maintain sustainability with increasing densification.