Steve Thorne

Steve Thorne

Urban Designer

Steve Thorne is an urban designer and is Director of Design Urban Pty Ltd. He has 25 years practical experience working in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the Czech Republic. He has worked in the private and public sectors and was formerly Director of Urban Design (Victorian Government) and Principal Urban Designer (City of Melbourne).

Steve's experience includes a wide range of architectural and urban design projects ranging in scale from new towns, large revitalisation and regeneration projects, corporate headquarters, to individual homes. He has sat on the Melbourne Docklands Design Review Panel, Victorian Design Advisory Council, Abu Dhabi Urban Design Panel and chairs the Northern Territory Urban Design Advisory Panel.

He has been speaker at many professional and industry conferences on sustainable urbanism, design, urban structure, community safety, and transit-oriented development. He has won numerous international, national and state urban design awards for his urban design work.

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