Nic Brunsdon has recently begun with the State Government's Department of Planning, Lands, and Heritage as the director of Design WA. Design WA is a State Government initiative to ensure good design is at the centre of all development in Western Australia. In this role he is overseeing the full policy suite, which includes, Apartments, Precincts, Activity Centres, Neighbourhoods, and Medium-Density housing.
Nic is also the director of the architectural practice NIC BRUNSDON (formerly POST- architecture), and the director of the urban program Spacemarket, which pairs disused spaces with useful people. Since its formation, Spacemarket has paired over 400 tenants across 20,000m2 of floor space and continues to work across Australia to activate forgotten, unloved, and in-between use spaces that test the changing nature of work and occupancy. His architecture practice is much awarded and operates locally and internationally from Perth, Western Australia.
In 2015 he was the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect Award, firstly for Western Australia and then nationally. He is a past nominee for the 40 under 40 young business leaders award, a nominated thought leader for the City of Perth, the 2015 recipient of the Dulux International Study Tour for Emerging Architects, the 2017/18 recipient of the Gil Nicol Biennial International Study Bursary, has a significant project demonstrating inner-urban residential infill on the upcoming season of Grand Designs Australia, and has two projects currently shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards.