Craig Kerslake

Director, Nguluway

I have three key drivers: to meaningfully and respectfully embed Aboriginal stories into the built environment; to create opportunities for First Nations designers; and to contribute to the broader conversation about reconciliation in Australia.

As an architect and proud Wiradjuri man, Craig draws upon his cultural heritage, community and knowledge ‘Country’. He fosters this way of knowing and doing across the team, bringing deep understanding to inform spatial planning and architectural form. With over 18 years of design and delivery experience, Craig’s main focus as an architect has been on major works projects for government as well as housing, health and community buildings.

As a passionate advocate for the well-being of First Australians, Craig sees his role of Director of Nguluway DesignInc as an opportunity to make a difference to both First Australians and Australia as a nation. Through engagement and support for future graduates, Nguluway DesignInc bridges of the skills gap while offering a unique narrative to the profession. It is Craig’s personal ambition to transform the current numbers of First Nations people represented within the practice of architecture to become proportionally equal to that of non indigenous Australia.

  • NSW Government Architect State Design Review Panel
  • Board Director, The NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
  • Honorary Associate, University of Technology Sydney
  • Registered Architect
  • Certified Aboriginality NSWICC
Craig Kerslake DesignInc Sydney