Natalia Krysiak

Associate – Hayball/Cities for Play

A practising architect in Sydney, Natalia Krysiak specialises in the design of child-oriented environments. Her area of research focuses on child-friendly cities and how the built environment can contribute to the health and wellbeing of children. In 2019 Natalia was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to explore best practice for designing child-friendly, high density neighbourhoods. Her research investigates design guidelines, policies and built interventions which focus on neighbourhood liveability for children and parents. 

Previously, Natalia was awarded the 2017 David Lindner Research Prize by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. Her winning proposal explored the potential for high-density areas to provide environments for increased play and active mobility of children. Based on her research surrounding child-friendly cities, Natalia founded ‘Cities for Play’ which aims to inspire and promote strategies for playful cities.