Shaun Carter is the founding architect of Carter Williamson Architects. He is the Principal Architect of the practice, overseeing all projects, large or small.
Shaun came to architecture with a Structural Engineering degree and many years working in the construction industry. By the time he graduated with 1st Class Honours in Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney, he had a comprehensive understanding of design, structure and construction. Shaun brings this knowledge to every design project.
This experience provides the anchor points for Carter Williamson’s architectural expression to be fully explored. Shaun believes architecture is the construction of ideas represented as sequences of space illuminated by natural light. These ideas form the spaces we live in, move through, and make us feel better for having been in. Architecture should make our lives better.
Shaun loves the making of buildings. Where the evidence of human hands are always present in the design and built fabric. He believes it connects us to who we are and what we are capable of. It allows us to understand that we are imperfect beings and that we can soar when inspired. Carter Williamson buildings are the embodiment of these ideals.
Shaun Carter believes we need to give back to the same architectural community. That we always need to do something bigger than ourselves or the project brief. As NSW Chapter President he represented Architects and architecture. In this position he led the fight to save the Sirius building; a fight that continues to this day. He has sat on the AIA National Council and the Board of the NSW ARB. He is Currently the Chair of the External advisory Committee for the University of western Sydney and sits on the City of Sydney’s Local Planning Panel, and Liverpool Council’s Design Excellence Review Panel. Shaun has given TEDx talks for the Sydney and Macquarie University franchises.
He has tutored at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), The University of Sydney (USYD) and the University of NSW (UNSW) and regularly gives lectures at the on Design, Architecture, Sustainability, Sirius and Heritage.
Shaun Carter is a Member of the Champions of Change Architects Group established in 2015 in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects. The group is committed to working together to proactively address the issue of gender equality, and women’s representation in leadership in Australian architecture practices, and across the profession.