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Lauren Hickling

Interior Designer/Architect
BDes(Hons)(IntDes), BDes(Arch), MArch (QUT), BOAQ



Lauren Hickling is Blight Rayner’s head of interior design who joined the practice directly from Cox Rayner where she worked with Jayson Blight and Michael Rayner for 8 years.


Lauren’s experience in that time included major projects such as the University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, the Royal International Convention Centre, Queensland Museum refurbishment, Ipswich State Government office tower, Jones Lang LaSalle Brisbane workplace, Lume residential apartments and Hamilton Harbour apartments.


Lauren is a registered architect and practices in both architecture and interior design. At Blight Rayner, her major projects have been the New Performing Arts Venue at South Bank, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct at Ascot, and the Brigidine College Marian Centre STEM facility at Indooroopilly. Lauren has developed specialist expertise also in several workplace projects including the 309 North Quay redevelopment and 360 Queen Street in Brisbane CBD.

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

While I work predominantly as an interior designer, I also have a keen interest in how cities manage and maintain sustainability with increasing densification.