Zoe Ridgway

Practice Director



Registered Architect 

QLD registration number - 3901

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“Housing is of fundamental interest for me, both as it is essential for everyone, and also holds so much meaning for individuals. My focus is emerging housing types and their potential to contribute to the city and to enrich peoples’ lives.” 

Zoe is Arkhefield’s ‘Emerging Housing’ specialist, with over 20 years of experience working across a broad spectrum of sectors, from student accommodation to social and affordable housing. She leads a team of passionate designers engaged in Social and Affordable Housing projects for the Arkhefield studio. Driven by the potential of this work to positively impact the lives of many individuals, she strives to create vibrant and accessible urban spaces.

Zoe is inspired by a special interest in different cultures and their unique approaches to urban life and architecture. Zoe has led Brisbane student accommodation projects including the award-winning Student One in Elizabeth Arcade and Student One in Adelaide Street, both positive examples of integrating residential and commercial uses can create memorable places. Zoe currently sits on the Queensland Government’s Urban Design and Places Panel, as Chair for the
Housing sub-group.

Her research work has included leading a number of Masters of Design studios at the University of Queensland, which she values for the engagement with multiple perspectives and for keeping an open and inquisitive mind in practice, as well having an impact upon the careers of our future architects and urban designers.






Commercial + Mixed Use

Education + Community



Bachelor of Architecture (Honours 2A), The University of Queensland

Registered Architect Queensland

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