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Lauren Hickling

Interior Designer/Architectural Graduate
BDes(Hons)(IntDes), BDes(Arch), MArch (QUT)


Lauren Hickling is an interior designer who also holds a Master of Architecture from Queensland University of Technology.


Lauren joined Blight Rayner Architecture following 8 years with Cox Rayner Architects where she worked directly with Jayson Blight on major architectural projects as well as on interior projects.


Projects where Lauren made significant contributions during her time at Cox Rayner include:

  • 240 Margaret Street, Brisbane CBD 2016
  • University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, Herston 2009
  • Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills 2010
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre Playhouse Bar, Brisbane 2011
  • Ipswich Government Office Tower, Ipswich 2013
  • LUME Apartments, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane 2014
  • Hamilton Harbour Apartments, Hamilton 2010
  • 30 Albert Street Residential Tower, Brisbane CBD (now Blight Rayner)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Workplace, Brisbane CBD 2012

Lauren’s current projects at Blight Rayner are the 30 Albert Street residential tower in the Brisbane CBD and an innovative mixed apartment/townhouse development in Sunnybank, Brisbane.


Lauren is one of only three winners of the sought-after Philip Y Bisset Scholarship 2017 selected from Queensland’s four architecture schools. Under a program run by the Architecture Association (AA) London, she will investigate new models of sustainable urban densification and affordability based upon case studies in Mexico City and Tokyo.

Selected Project Experience
St Margaret's Sports Precinct - Blight Rayner
St Margaret’s Sports Precinct
New Performing Arts Venue - Blight Rayner + Snøhetta
New Performing Arts Venue
The Marian Centre, Brigidine College - Blight Rayner © Christopher Frederick Jones
The Marian Centre, Brigidine College

As an interior designer and (soon-to-be) registered architect I look at design simultaneously inside-out and outside-in. This also applies to cities as a whole, especially as they densify, making intersectional spaces between, and permeating buildings vital to urban amenity.