Deborah Dearing

Deborah Dearing



Dr Deborah Dearing is widely recognised for her leadership in improving the design quality of cities and communities. She has over 35 years of international experience in architecture, urban design, strategic land use planning, heritage conservation, affordable housing and property development in both public and private sectors.

She was Founding Director of the NSW Urban Design Advisory Service which, in a short space of time, came to be highly regarded as a leading authority on urban design. She has since held senior executive roles with the NSW Department of Planning, Architectus, Stockland, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and is currently a District Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission and President of the Architects Registration Board of NSW. She is also a member of Sydney University's Henry Halloran Trust. She has held board positions with the City West Housing, Livable Housing Australia, the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the NSW Heritage Council. She was President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects from 2005 to 2009.

Deborah has received numerous prestigious awards, including Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects for service to architecture and urban design, the NAWIC Ryder Hunt Award for leadership in the Construction and Development Industry and the Henry Davis York Prize for Environmental Law.

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