Louise will explore themes of biomimicry, biophilia, and other natural phenomena within Grimshaw’s vast body of work. Nature has long been a source of inspiration Grimshaw’s projects, the lecture will uncover the close but not always obvious connections to nature within each project
Louise Browne is an accomplished architect with nearly two decades of international experience in design, covering diverse sectors across Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Currently, she manages Grimshaw’s East Asia Portfolio from Hong Kong, tackling a variety of large-scale projects that require both innovation and practicality.
During her 13-years with Grimshaw, Louise has contributed to a range of cutting-edge projects. Including a new airport terminal and transport hub in Shenzhen, China. The design takes its inspiration from nature, incorporating multiple transport modes, native planting and water landscapes, and a roof design taking its form from mangrove trees, integrating complex systems into a cohesive and comfortable environment.
With an eye to the future her projects seek to fuel innovation and inspire future generations, Louise’s interest in the future of design is also evident in her work on a Technology and Innovation Campus in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, as well as a unique 17-storey vertical high school in Australia. These projects highlight her ability to rethink traditional concepts and implement innovative approaches to research and learning environments.
Before joining Grimshaw, Louise worked on significant international projects, such as the Grand Museum of Egypt and a UNESCO world heritage site at Giza. Her work also includes various transport and infrastructure projects across Asia and the Middle East, demonstrating a breadth of expertise and a commitment to quality design.