07 Dec 23

Woods Bagot designers shine bright in 30UNDER30 shortlist recognition

In a celebration of emerging talents and innovative minds, Woods Bagot designers have been named in the highly anticipated shortlist for the esteemed 30UNDER30 Architects and Innovators of the Built World. The list highlights the brightest young architects and innovators shaping the future of the built environment.

As the program enters its second year, the 30UNDER30 initiative has established itself as a beacon of excellence, recognizing and applauding young professionals who defy conventional norms and contribute significantly to the evolution of architecture and design. Following the success of its inaugural interior design and product design stream, this year’s shortlist announcement is a significant milestone in the quest to identify and celebrate the next generation of leaders in the field.

Woods Bagot, a prominent player in the design industry, commends the 30UNDER30 program for its commitment to showcasing outstanding contributions from emerging talents. The firm acknowledges the mentors involved in the program, including BVN co-CEO Ninotschka Titchkosky and Breathe Architecture design director Jeremy McLeod, among others. Their guidance and support contribute to making ADR’s 30UNDER30 Architects and Innovators of the Built World an unmissable program of the year.

See the Woods Bagot talent below:

Emily Simpson, a designer at Woods Bagot’s Global Studio since March 2020, brings a wealth of architectural experience across various sectors. Her multifaceted skills, including a strong background in art, history and environmental affairs, enrich her approach to design projects. Emily is intrigued by cutting edge technology, the use of sustainable materials and the way in which buildings interact with their context and most importantly their occupants. With a deep curiosity for the world, she applies artistic lenses to analyse and understand spaces, fostering a strong connection between her professional and personal interests.


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Hailey adopts a comprehensive approach that seamlessly integrates creativity and functionality. She prioritizes human-scale design, drawing inspiration from the ‘people architecture’ philosophy prevalent at WB. Hailey is a firm believer in the transformative potential of architecture to cater to people’s needs and elevate their experiences. Additionally, her exploration of the impact of artificial intelligence on architecture is a daily pursuit, as she seeks to integrate AI seamlessly into her design process. She firmly believes that AI can be a powerful tool for future designers, offering innovative solutions and enhancing the overall capabilities of the architectural field.

Matthew’s advocacy for queer, diverse and inclusive placemaking in the built environment has been a catalyst for his architectural research. Matthew’s research seeks to examine the spatial requirements of queer individuals through qualitative methods, focusing on translating theory into practice, with tangible architectural outcomes as the product of his interrogation. Matthew brings his queer agenda into daily practice, ensuring the needs of the LGBTQI+ community are prioritised.


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At Woods Bagot, we believe in ‘People Architecture’ – the celebration of diversity across cultures, propelled by a shared sense of empathy where the values of end users and the values of design are one and the same.

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