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Steve Trstenjak

Woods Bagot / Principal, Regional Leader – Design

Steve’s passion for design spans all sectors and scales and has led him on a global journey delivering projects in dozens of cities around the world. With 30 years of experience in the architecture industry, Steve worked at leading architecture practices including Harry Seidler & Associates and Foster + Partners, where he was for two decades, and also established his own practice, Blue Architects and Designers to explore new directions in architecture and context, before joining Woods Bagot. His inspiration and narratives have translated into various building typologies and include infrastructure and large-scale urban masterplans. Steve has a particular interest in how people live and use their built environment that transcends culture and heritage. He believes that architects have a responsibility to positively impact and improve people’s lives, whether at home, at work, on the street or in the cities. This responsibility also includes consideration for the global environment to ensure future generations will benefit from the same resources we all currently enjoy. Simply put, he says, “It’s about helping to build a better place for people”.

Steve’s contribution to architecture has been widely recognized and his various architecture projects have won a number of awards. He is frequently invited to speak at influential conferences and at universities both locally and internationally. Additionally, his expertise means he is often selected as a member of the jury at international design awards.