Sarah Naarden is a trans-disciplinary designer, architect and collaborative research leader. In 2015 she founded Design Think Lab to champion social and ecological impact through regenerative circular design thinking.

 

Sarah has  25 years of experience in architecture, interiors, landscape and product design practice and combines this with a focus on social sustainability. Sarah sits on the panel for the Victoria Design Review Panel. As a former Associate director of Bates Smart, Sarah lead a design team for the Royal Children’s Hospital. With Indigenous Elders and Design Think Tank, Sarah co designed The Aboriginal Healing Garden at Monash Health. It was acknowledged with a Federal Government Community Services award.

Currently, Sarah is a PhD Candidate in Wonderlab at Monash University. She is investigating Co-design for regenerative place-making and design pedagogy. 

sarahnaarden@gmail.com