Ken McBryde is Gensler’s head of architecture in Australia & New Zealand assisting in leading the architecture portfolio in the Asia Pacific & Middle East regions.
Ken’s natural affinity with construction methodology and innovative materials underpin his design approach. As a thought-leader in Design for Manufacture, Assembly & Disassembly (DFMAD) / Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), sustainable design and mass timber, he often contributes to research projects and design competition juries.
Ken is a multi-award-winning architect and the recipient of five Good Design Awards and has been closely involved in two Sir John Sulman Award-winning projects. He has extensive international experience in Mixed-Use & Retail Centres, including Transit Oriented Design. He is also an expert in Building Repositioning / Retrofit / Adaptive Re-use.
As a thought-leader in Modern Methods of Construction (DFMAD / Prefab / Modular), sustainable design and mass timber, Ken is regularly called upon to speak at conferences, contribute to research projects and participate on design competition juries.
In 2013, Ken founded the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in NSW and is on the Australian Board. Ken has lectured and/or tutored at USYD, UoN, UNSW, UTS, UoQ, UTS & UTAS.
Ken was appointed Adjunct Professor of Architecture at The University of Sydney in 2016, Conjoint Professor of Practice at The University of Newcastle in 2020, and accepted a 3-year State Appointment to the Sydney & Regional Planning Panels in 2020.