ROWAN OPAT – GUEST EDITOR
Rowan Opat is principal of Opat Architects. Established in 1998, the Melbourne-based practice has been engaged for a diverse range of projects. Rowan is a design supervisor at RMIT, is a registration examiner, a Fellow and an Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Councillor.
YVONNE MENG – GUEST EDITOR
Yvonne is an architect and founder of her design practice, Von Atelier. She is interested in spaces that promote community and social well-being. Yvonne currently sits on the Australian Institute of Architects Editorial Committee and she has previously co-curated the monthly PROCESS talks and is a former co-chair of EmAGN. Yvonne teaches extensively across Monash, RMIT, and the University of Melbourne. She enjoys a good coffee, dark chocolate, and scuba diving.
Andrew Mackenzie is a co-director of Uro Publications and director of the architecture procurement consultancy City Lab.
He also writes on architecture for the Australian Financial Review, The Saturday Paper and a number of international magazines.
Helen Day is the Founding Director of HELEN DAY URBANISM, an independent practice committed to enriching the future lives of all people and environments through the design and delivery of excellent public projects and policies. Helen is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. Recently, Helen has provided a report comparing density and built form planning controls as supporting evidence to the C270 Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment (for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning).
Nervegna Reed Architecture is a Melbourne based architecture practice working on diverse scaled projects in architecture and urban design. Recent projects include a large scale urban design scheme for the city of Dazhou Sichuan province China, a master plan for the Mei Long Lake in Nanjing, China and a house in Athens Greece, and recently being shortlisted for the NGV Architecture Commission Competition 2016. The practice also works at the intersection of architecture, urban design, higher education, in-situ work and digital media which has awarded and widely published.
LISA AND AMELYN
Lisa Gerstman is an architect at NH Architecture working on multi-unit residential and mixed use projects. Lisa is deeply committed to the creation of liveable, socially equitable spaces, as shown by her advocacy work as PROCESS co-curator, EmAGN Committee member, work with IADV, and involvement in the Australian Institute of Architects 2016 Awards as a juror for the sustainable category. In 2011 she travelled to Nepal with Architects without Frontiers to complete a water construction project. In 2017 she’d like to be pursuing ideas competitions.
Amelyn is a graduate architect at Fieldwork and an independent writer with research interests in civic agency and socially responsive infrastructures. Her work has been published across a variety of Australian media from academic to mainstream publications. She will be presenting a paper on ‘Dwelling in Density’ at the University of Pennsylvania this November.
Johan Hermijanto is a registered design architect and associate at Bates Smart architects. He is also the founder of L’abattoir de Plastique, a micro design manufacture of 3D printed jewellery and objects.
THOMAS WINWOOD MCKENZIE
Thomas Winwood Mckenzie is the principal of Thomas Winwood Architecture and chair of EmAGN Victoria. His studio strives to create design excellence through sustainable, functional and carefully crafted projects that achieve a poetic response to both the site and the client’s brief. Thomas Winwood Architecture’s projects are realised through a collaborative process with clients and consultants to achieve outcomes that are tailored to the client’s needs. Thomas has worked in architecture studios in Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Milan, Hamburg and Melbourne.
Michael Smith is a director at Atelier Red+Black, an emerging architectural practice based in Fitzroy. Michael produces the widely read blog The Red+Black Architect and is a regular columnist for Domain. Michael is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Gender Equity.
Christine Phillips is an architect, lecturer and writer. Christine is a director of OpenHAUS and co-hosted RRR’s ‘The Architects’ radio show from 2009-2014. As a lecturer at RMIT University’s Architecture Program, she coordinates the Bachelor’s Design Studio Program and Australian Architecture and teaches in design and history. Christine has recently been appointed member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and writes for architecture magazines such as Architecture Australia and Architectural Review.
Rebecca Lewis is an architectural graduate who completed her masters at Curtin University in Perth. She has worked in both realms of research and practice having worked at the AURDC, Post Architecture/Spacemarket, Elenberg Fraser and is now at Fieldwork in Melbourne. Parallel to this she has also taught at Curtin, UWA and Melbourne University.