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Clare Kennedy is an Australian architect operating in Australia and South-East Asia. 

Her particular interest in the use of local materials in construction. She believes in meaningful buildings born of their place, its people and their local resources. Clare has a passion for earthen construction and ceramics in architecture. She runs a workshop in Brisbane making bricks and tiles by hand using local soils for use in her projects and public exhibitions. 


Clare undertakes projects either on her own or as part of Five Mile Radius - a practice she founded in 2016 to research and promote the use of construction materials local to building sites. Alongside her practice she is involved in academia, holding various lecturing positions with universities in Australia and abroad.  Clare regularly publishes, exhibits and presents her work. 

Please get in touch. 


0406 941 434

10 Atkins Street, Red Hill 4059


Board of Architects Queensland (2017)

Registered Architect 5237
Masters of Architecture (2012)

QUT Brisbane
Spring Semester Programme (High Distinction) (2011)

Architectural Association London

Bachelor of Design – Architectural Studies (2010)

QUT Brisbane



Clare Kennedy Architect (2017 - )

Founding Director, Brisbane, QLD

Five Mile Radius (2016 - )

Founding Director, Brisbane, QLD

Buro Two Architects (2015)

Freelance architectural designer, Murwillumbah, NSW

Sangath Institute w/ B.V Doshi  (2015)
Architectural Designer, Ahmedabad  
Tectonics Architects (2014)
 Architectural Assistant, London
Pattern Design (2012 / 2013)
 Architectural Assistant, London
CRAB Studio (2011)
 Architectural Assistant, London
Architectus (2011)
 Architectural Assistant, Brisbane
Suters (2009)
 Architectural Assistant, Brisbane



University of Queensland (2020)

Masters Research Subject, Unit Coordinator 

Queensland University of Technology (2017-2019)
Masters of Architectural, Design Tutor.

Bond University Abedin School of Architecture. (2017 - 2018)

Technical Studies, Tutor.

Architectural Association School of Architectural (2017)
 Visiting School. Design Tutor, Bangalore

Kent School of Architecture (2015)

 Assistant Lecturer, Canterbury



Building with Earth in Remote Arid Regions (2019)

Institute for specialised skills.

Ichol Reader (2017)

 Five Mile Radius

Indian Dirt (2016)
 Garland Magazine

Using what you have (2016)
 The Natural Artisan Pg. 20
Artisanal brick making with Clare Elizabeth Kennedy (2016)
 Artisans Magazine
Laurie Baker Brick Genius (2015)
 More Margie

Sangath; A Day in the Life of B.V. Doshi's Studio and Garden (2015)
 More Margie


Expanded Discrete States (2018)

 Artisans’ Gallery, Brisbane

Art In Soil

POP Gallery, Brisbane (2017)

Disappearing Dialogues

Biknar House, Delhi

The Apprenticeship (2016)
Artisans’ Gallery, Brisbane
Natural Architectural Screens (2016)
 The Shape of Things to Come Exhibition, QUT Brisbane
Brisbane made bricks (2016)
Local Creativity curated by Owen Architecture, Brisbane

Disappearing Dialogues Residency (2016)

Art Ichol
George Alexander International Fellowship (2016)
Institute of Specialised Skills
Webber Annex Walkway Screen with Michael Kennedy (2013)
Australian Institute of Architects - Regional Commendation
The Self Absorbed City (2012)
Superstudio Competition - National Winner
Virtual Australian (2012)
The Shape of Things to Come - Graduate award

Natural Materials Workshop (2016)

ROCKCOTE, Queensland
Eco Vernacular Workshop (2015)

Dharmalaya Institute

Laurie Baker Summer School (2015)

LBC Campus, Kerala
Ferrocement Workshop (2015)

Auroville Earth Institute, Auroville

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