Caroline Diesner

Portrait of Caroline Diesner

Principal, Hassell


Caroline Diesner is a Principal and Board Director of Hassell. Over her 20-year plus career in design, Caroline has built a reputation for exploring and delivering high-performance workplaces that shape company culture to commercial projects, precincts and transport projects that define cities.

 Caroline has been in both the public and private sector, across typologies and locations, having lived and worked across Australia and briefly in Singapore. She has primarily led complex projects that require an understanding and prioritisation of different interests, often utilising the resources of multidisciplinary teams. Caroline’s approach to design recognises the intrinsic nature of context and communities and to understand the unique aspirations and concerns that arise.

 Within this framework her overriding interest, irrespective of typologies and scale, is the design concept – its clarity as it responds to the brief and the design principles established, and its ability to solve the often competing interests and agendas. Its success is how this idea is translated through the iterative design process and realised within the built environment.