Looking Back: Regional Rail Link (RRL)

As Melbourne undergoes it’s current infrastructural developments, we reflect back on Katherine’s involvement as project architect on the Regional Rail Link project during her time at Wood / Marsh Architecture.  


Project Details

Architect: Wood / Marsh Architecture
Project Name: Regional Rail Link - Package B
Role: Katherine Sainsbery, Project Architect
Building Type: Urban Design & Infrastructure
Status: Completed 2014
Photo Credit: Christian Pearson / Misheye

Design Details

This Urban Design provides a carefully considered and high-quality visual enhancement to the rail corridor.

The design pays homage to the impressive craft and engineering of the existing rail infrastructure and considers the adjacent environment to the site, with particular attention given to the inherent texture, materials and colours of the built form and landscape.

As Project Architect, Katherine led the urban design team during the winning bid phase, through to project completion, three years later. This involved working as part of large teams, participating in and leading stakeholder community engagement workshops, and managing the expectations and priorities of the various stakeholder groups including urban design panels, maintenance panels and train driver representatives. Additions to scope of works and on-site queries during the staged construction required fast problem solving and design-package updates in order to deliver a high-quality design.