Regenerative design expert to speak at Pearl Beach

Caroline Pidcock

The Pearl Beach Environment Group will host Architect Caroline Pidcock to give a talk about Regenerative Design and Development at Pearl Beach Hall on Friday, January 28.

Regenerative design is a whole systems approach to design.

The term “regenerative” describes processes that restore, renew or revitalise their own sources of energy and materials.

It encourages communities to support and create positive relationships that will benefit society and environments by evolving and adapting to changing circumstances.

The Pearl Beach Environment Group seeks to “protect and enhance the environment and encourage nature conservation within the village of Pearl Beach”.

PBEG take the definition of ‘environment’ in its broadest sense which includes both the ‘built’ and the ‘natural’ environment; and the environmental and ecological ‘setting’ of Pearl Beach.

Caroline Pidcock is passionate about the importance of architecture, biophilia and regenerative design, and how they can contribute to a “culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative” future.

Her practice – Pidcock – has been inspired by the possibilities of creating beautiful places that demonstrate how the many issues that are fundamental to sustainability can be potent and profound influences.

Her genuine interest and experience in sustainable built environments has been developed and enhanced through her involvement in a diverse range of professional, academic and community commitments.

In 2018 Caroline transitioned her practice (after 26 years) to another way of working, so that she can focus on how to strategically accelerate the uptake of regenerative ideas.

She combines her work as sustainability guide with roles on a number of professional and community environment groups, advisory panels and teaching/talking.

In 2021, Caroline was jointly awarded the National AIA 2021 Leadership in Sustainability Award and in 2019 the AIA NSW President’s Award.

In 2014, Caroline was recognised by the International Living Future Institute as a Living Building Hero and in 2011 was awarded the Marian Mahony Griffin Award in recognition of her contribution to architecture in NSW.

In 2009, Caroline was awarded a Byera Hadley Scholarship to study “The Architecture of (Net) Zero Emissions Housing”.

Numbers are limited to ensure the event is COVID-safe so RSVP is essential via

Jackie Pearson