- Leah Lang will be the new Queensland Government Architect
- She previously helped develop infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games
- She takes on the position this month
Leading architect, Leah Lang, has been appointed as the Queensland Government Architect, meaning she will play a major role in preparation for the state’s hosting of the 2032 Olympics.
Ms Lang’s previous experience has put her in good stead to take on this role. She was involved in the development of public infrastructure for the 2018 Queensland Commonwealth Games and held the position of Gold Coast City Architect.
Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni, whose Department of Energy and Public Works is responsible for the Office of the Queensland Government Architect, said she will influence the next generation of projects across Queensland’s cities and towns.
“As Queensland heads towards the 2032 Olympic Games, her insights and learnings will prove invaluable, ensuring the legacy of the Games is one that benefits all of Queensland.
Mick de Brenni, Public Works Minister
“Ms Lang is also the first woman to take on this pivotal role which includes promoting well-designed, healthy and sustainable environments to shape the urban realm of Queensland,” said Mr de Brenni.
Ms Lang will replace Malcolm Middleton who held the position for a decade.
Ms Lang believes good design can play a key role in solving complex problems such as climate change and population growth.
“I think the Games will bring a unity of purpose and will drive us to realise the future vision for our State.”
Leah Lang, New Queensland Government Architect
The new Queensland Government Architect will take up the position this month.