Following an international search, Scott Carver is pleased to announce the appointment of Senior Urban Designer, Shrijan Joshi, who joins our team under the direction of Urban Design Leader, Dajon Veldman.
Boasting an impressive portfolio of urban visions, city strategies, urban master plans and renewal plans, Shrijan has established an extensive master planning and urban design career that has spanned more than a decade, acquiring experience on high profile projects across Singapore, India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and South Africa.
This new chapter presents exciting opportunities for both Scott Carver and Shrijan, so we sat down with him to learn what motivates him……
What excites you most about this new chapter at Scott Carver?
Sydney is on this fantastic journey where it’s realising its due global potential. I feel as though my role as Senior Urban Designer will allow me to contribute to Sydney’s urban transformation in a very positive way, and in the process also appreciate and learn what makes Sydney tick.
What do you believe to be the main forces and challenges for the practice of Urban Design?
This century is really the ‘urban century’, and it’s going to be a new renaissance for our cities. As practitioners, it is our duty to find our bearing in order to create equitable and sustainable places that are for the people – this will be our generational and professional legacy.
What is the most exciting or significant development for Urban Design currently?
If practising in a global city with a beautiful setting were not enough, Urban Design in Sydney is really coming into its own and as a designer, I have the privileged opportunity to deliver places that will remain an enduring part of our communities.
As an Urbanist, I believe in the need to appreciate context, be motivated to inspire others, and sometimes break the status quo to bring about genuine change.