“I imagine the future then figure out how to build it”
Trevor Pollard is the Vice President of Architecture and Design at Westfield where he uses his creative and analytical skills to design places for social experiences. In this capacity, he leads interdisciplinary teams through the creative process for development, re-positioning and new frontier projects. Trevor believes that creative and innovative design solutions come from the collaboration of teams with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
In addition to being instrumental in the design and construction of many Westfield projects, Trevor has led initiatives looking at the future of shopping as well as the future of the traveler journey as it related to the Westfield airport experience working with innovation companies like IDEO along with Westfield Labs.
Prior to Joining Westfield in 2004, Trevor worked with world renowned design firms Altoon and Porter and the Jerde Partnership on significant domestic and international projects including innovative planning projects, shopping centers, hotels, casinos, residential and mixed use projects.
His philosophy of design was shaped by extensive travel growing up – living in England, Brazil and the Fiji Islands. He quickly recognized the profound influence that cultural and environmental differences have on the built environment. This close reflection of the impact user experience has on the built environment continues to inform his design of shopping centers today where he focuses just as much on the experience of the end user as he does the environment that promotes the interaction in the first place.