Russell Olsson

Russell Olsson

Specialising in urban design, urban housing and community buildings Russell is a registered architect and urban designer with extensive experience in Australia and overseas. Russell has worked in Sydney, Paris, Canberra and Adelaide on major urban design and architectural projects. His office has prepared city centre planning controls for Central Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide and Canberra. LEP and DCPs for town centres include Hurstville, Kogarah, Gordon, Gladesville and St Ives.

Russell’s team were finalists in the Parc de la Villette Competition in Paris. He gained 2 awards as a member of the 1998 Sydney City Plan team, the Royal Australian Planning Institutes Presidents Award 1999 and the National Planning Ministers Award 1999

Russell chaired the RAIA Architectural Design Committee from 2000 to 2004. He has lectured at Sydney universities and prepared expert witness assessments. Russell was a panellist on the SEPP 65 Design Review Panel for the Inner West Councils, design review panels for Liverpool and Ryde Councils, and the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel for Fairfield City Council. Russell is currently a panellist on the North Sydney Design Excellence Panel and the Liverpool Design Excellence Panel.