Sue Wittenoom

Sue Wittenoom is a registered architect with an MBA and three decades of experience with Lend Lease, DEGW and AECOM's Strategy+ practice. The common thread through her work as an architect, a project manager, and an advisor is design for change.

In 2015 she established The Soft Build, a specialist consultancy that helps people use buildings as a scaffold for organisational change.

She works with clients who have building projects that need to be new and different, using both the briefing process and the built environment to shape new ways of living, working and learning. She collaborates with project managers and architects to provide specialist planning and briefing inputs for consultant teams. And she works directly with client project leaders on engagement, communications and change frameworks.

Daniel Jan Martin

Daniel Jan Martin is an environmental planner and designer based in Perth. His work explores ways of designing and planning with water systems and ecosystems. His work crosses the fields of environmental planning, landscape architecture
and urban design.

Daniel places value on understanding, communicating and responding to environmental systems, prioritising and enhancing opportunities for nature. He is a PhD researcher at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and lecturer in architecture and landscape architecture at the UWA School of Design.

Soledad Patiño

Soledad Patiño is an Argentinian architect and urbanist, founding partner of Region Austral, a research and design practice based in Cordoba, Argentina. She works as Consultant at the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). At IADB she coordinates and supports several urban design initiatives and programs focused on slum upgrading, housing and urban integration of precarious settlements, migration and ecological design in vulnerable contexts, as well as metropolitan governance in Latin America.

Gabriel Kozlowski

Gabriel Kozlowski is a Brazilian architect with a professional degree from PUC-Rio and a master of science in urban design from MIT.

Among other achievements, Gabriel was awarded the MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship (2013-2015), the Master of Science Prize for Thesis (2015) and the MIT-Brazil TVML Seed Fund (2016); was shortlisted for the SOM Prize (2015) and the Roddenberry Fellowship (2017); and selected for the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Catalyst Program (2017)

Michael Hromek

Descended of the Yuin People, Budawang Tribe, Michael is the Technical Director - Indigenous (Architecture) Design and Knowledge at WSP where he has been instrumental in driving Aboriginal Design Principles on major road and rail projects in the last three years.

Michael is also a Doctoral Candidate in Architecture and a Professional Tutor at the University of Technology Sydney’s Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research. He has a range of specialisations in the broad area of design, theory and architecture. These include the nature of design and its role towards Aboriginal society, contemporary Indigenous identity and how this might be formalised through the built environment; and the relationships between theory and practice in planning, society and the city.

Alicia Pozniak

Alicia Pozniak is an architect and senior design advisor specialising in housing at Government Architect NSW in the Department of Planning and Environment. Alicia’s background spans architectural practice, research, and education. She has lived in London and New York, and undertaken post-graduate studies at the Yale School of Architecture across the interdisciplinary fields of architecture, urban design and planning. Her research interests lie in understanding the cultural and political conditions that shape housing and urban development, government policy and its impact on place.

Victoria King

Victoria is a Graduate of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. She was the recipient of the 2020 Victorian Graduate Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects. Victoria’s graduating studio project ‘Surface Tension / Blueprints for Renewal’ explored the adaptive reuse of maritime infrastructure towards ecological restoration in Sydney Harbour and was awarded the 2019 Silver Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her work has been published in Inflection Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Architecture Australia.

Victoria has a continuing interest in the creative potential of design research to examine the complex relationship between our built and natural environments. This informs her approach to practice, drawing from experience working in landscape architecture and urban design studios. Victoria currently works at Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects in Sydney on projects that span large scale civic master plans, mixed-use and residential buildings.

Marnie Badham

With a twenty-five-year history of art and social justice in Australia and Canada, Marnie's research sits at the intersection of socially engaged arts practice, community-based research methodologies and the politics of cultural measurement. Through aesthetic forms for encounter and exchange, her creative practice research brings together disparate groups of people in dialogue to examine and affect local social issues. Marnie is currently focused on a series of creative cartographies registering emotion in public space; expanded curation projects on the aesthetics and politics of food; and a new book project The Social Life of Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own. Marnie is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Art at RMIT University in Naarm/Melbourne.

Stephen Loo

For more than thirty years, Stephen has researched, taught and practiced in the transdisciplinary nexus of architecture, design, philosophy, psychology, performance and science. He has published widely in architecture and design theory, biophilosophy, posthumanist ethics, ecological humanities and experimental digital thinking and practice. Recent books include Deleuze and Architecture (ed. with Helene Frichot) and Poetic Biopolitics (ed. with Peg Rawes and Tim Mathews) and is currently working on Speculative Ethologies (with Dr Undine Sellbach) on the relationship between entomology, psychoanalysis instinct and ethics. He is currently working on the relations between thinking, justice and the psychophysiology of eating. Stephen is Professor of Design at UNSW Sydney/Gadi and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University.

Vanessa Napaltjari Davis

Vanessa Napaljarri Davis has over 15 years of experience in social research work, evaluation and data input and analysis. She is an Alice Springs Town Camp resident whose first language is Western Arrernte, and with key cultural knowledge and the expertise to conduct respectful and in-depth research in Aboriginal communities. Vanessa has worked for the Tangentyere Council Research Hub for over 15 years and has highly developed skills as an Aboriginal cultural broker and as a researcher. Vanessa has strong experience in sensitizing other researchers to the importance of doing things the right way with Aboriginal people. Vanessa maintains strong partnerships with university researchers, including researchers at Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University and Charles Darwin University.

Denise Foster

Denise Foster is an Arrernte/Warumungu woman who has worked for and led the Tangentyere Council Research Hub since its inauguration in 2003. During this period Denise has continued to develop strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Detailed cultural knowledge, community relationships and highly developed research skills enable Denise to undertake in-depth and respectful research in Aboriginal communities. She is dedicated to and capable of ensuring that Aboriginal people are actively involved in the development, implementation, and facilitation of research rather than merely being the subjects of that research. Denise maintains strong partnerships with external stakeholders including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University and Charles Darwin University.

Simon Oudiette

Simon Oudiette is the founder of Horoma Studio, a one-guy boutique visual communication consultancy currently based in Spain.

After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg in 2015, he started his studio with the double goal of producing enticing images for architecture firms as well as sharing his knowledge with the architectural visualization community through blog posts and videos.

He recently released a comprehensive online course in conjunction with the Chaosgroup Vray mentorship program, on the topic of composition. Aimed at strengthening the understanding of the fundamentals of image crafting for aspiring arch-viz artists and more seasoned artists alike, the course meshes theory and practice in a strong business-oriented curriculum.

Mattie Sempert

Mattie Sempert is a practicing acupuncturist and creative writer who received her practice-led PhD at RMIT in 2018. Her doctoral research explores the intersection of her three primary practices: acupuncturing, writing, and thinking with philosophies that put relation before all else. Mattie explores the transversality of body and language in her book, Sweet Spots: Writing the connective tissue of relation (punctumbooks, 2021). This collection of lyric essays is a seriously playful rumination on her practices as text and tissue entwine to become one and the same. It can be downloaded here: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52173

Roseanne Bartley

Roseanne Bartley is a Melbourne based designer/maker, writer & educator. Initially trained as a contemporary jeweller Roseanne’s approach to making is expanded - multi-disciplinary and discursive. Her practice examines the interdependence of language and creative labour in the doing of ‘jewellery’ via studio, social, and public process; a hybrid method she describes as ‘facilimaking’. Roseanne completed a funded practice-based PhD in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT in 2018.

Michael Zanardo

Dr Michael Zanardo is an architect, urban designer and director of Studio Zanardo, an independent and collaborative design consultancy established in 2007. His practice works at the intersection of policy and built form and specialises in the design of housing, particularly social and affordable housing. Michael combines practice with a dedication to research and teaching. He is currently the inaugural Rothwell Resident in Architecture at the University of Sydney.

Isabelle Aileen Toland

Isabelle Aileen Toland is a co-director and co-founder of Aileen Sage Architects based in Sydney. She grew up on Guringai country and currently lives and works on Gadi land. Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. She has worked overseas in Paris for Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, and in Sydney for Neeson Murcutt Architects where she and co-director Amelia Sage Holliday met and worked for several years prior to establishing Aileen Sage in 2013. Isabelle and Amelia were Creative Directors for the 2016 Australian Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale and they have received numerous awards including the 2018 AIA NSW Emerging Architects Prize, 2018 AIA NSW Robert Woodward Award & 2020 AIA NSW Small Project Award. Isabelle has taught and critiques regularly at all of the Sydney Architecture Schools, she was a member of the 2018-2020 State Design Review Panel for the NSW Government Architect and has participated on numerous awards juries and design review panels. Her experience has ranged from complex residential and urban community projects, to remote temporary campsites and large-scale public art and cultural strategies.

Simon Robinson

OFFICE is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary design and research practice based in Melbourne. Their projects span the intersections of built form, research, discourse and education. As a registered charity, the studio’s operations, processes and outputs are bound by a constitution to make projects for the public good.

Jennifer McMaster

Jennifer McMaster is the founder and principal of T R I A S, a collective of three highly accomplished individuals, each with a swag of awards, scholarships, and prizes. Together, this studio has collected a proverbial cabinet full of competition trophies in its short life. For them, architecture sits at the nexus of so many fields – society, culture, history, psychology, science, making and technology. They find much satisfaction in pursuing the more humanistic side of architecture, the act of making culture, building societies, and contributing to a place. They will bring to the university their collective approach and exquisite talent for model-making and collective work in all their projects.

Tao Gofers

Tao Gofers is a crucial figure in Australian architecture. Gofers worked in the Housing Commission as a special design architect until 1985 during which time he designed and documented the Drysdale and Dobell projects in Waterloo. Gofers then worked for DPW as a regional architect until 1994. After that, he worked in the private industry as a business development manager. He has been linked with academia working at the University of Western Sydney, and the University of Technology of Sydney, with which he was the financial manager for $100m student accommodation projects, among others.

Guillermo Fernández-Abascal

Guillermo Fernández-Abascal is an architect, a Practice Fellow at the University of Sydney, and founding partner of the offices GFA2 and GFA. Based in Sydney, Australia, and Santander, Spain, his work destabilises the dichotomy between research and buildings, and includes diagrams, stories, exhibitions, films, prototypes, housing, and public buildings across the globe. His recent projects include Regional Bureaucracy; Folk Costumes, Indo-Pacific Air, the Enaire Foundation building in Santander, and the masterplan for the Machine Khana in Kabul, Afghanistan.

David Neustein

Grace Mortlock and David Neustein are co-directors of Other Architects, a four-person office in Sydney that has received the Emerging Practice Houses Award and the INDE Prodigy Prize. David is also The Monthly’s architecture critic, an advisor to Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW, and a member of the Living Cities Forum advisory board.

Alice Joy

Alice is a lawyer, wellness expert and triple bottom line real estate developer. As the CEO of Urban Villager, Alice is well versed in all aspects of property, including capital raising, market research, creative acquisitions, site selections, wellness and marketing. A strong believer in using capital for good, Alice is an optimiser, handling complex situations with clarity and creating the best outcomes for all parties involved whilst remaining true to Urban Villager’s vision that people and the planet can thrive together.

Robert Martin

Robert is an Australian architect, planner and mobility expert based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the current Head of Mobility at JAJA Architects where he is responsible for designing mobility strategies for cities, consultation for public and private mobility operators, as well as the development of new typologies of urban transport infrastructure. Robert’s mission is to utilise advancements in mobility technologies and new approaches to urban planning to deliver more liveable and sustainable cities for people.

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and a caseworker for the 20th Century Society. His work examines the role of the

working holiday in the making of Western Australian architectural culture in the postwar period. He was awarded the 2020 SAHANZ David Saunders Founder’s Grant and the 2021 Norman MacGeorge travelling scholarship. He has previously been the editor of The Architect WA and The Weather Ring, which featured in the touring ArchiZines show. He is currently based in London where he is completing his thesis.

Nigel Bertram

Nigel Bertram is Practice Professor of Architecture at Monash University, and a Director of NMBW Architecture Studio, established in Melbourne with Marika Neustupny and Lucinda McLean in 1997. Their architectural work has been widely published and awarded across categories, including urban design, single and multiple residential design, small public works, adaptive re-use of existing buildings and peripheral urban design strategies. NMBW's work is known for its careful reading of existing conditions, at both an urban scale and the scale of individual inhabitation.

Dorita Hannah

Dr Dorita Hannah is an independent artist, curator, performance designer, theatre architect and event dramaturg based in New Zealand and aligned with the University of Auckland (NZ). Operating across the spatial, visual, performing and culinary arts, her research established and investigates trans-disciplinary concepts of ‘performance design’ and ‘event space’ through scholarly publications and artistic practice. She currently co-chairs the Performance+Design Working Group for PSi (Performance Studies international) and the Theatre & Architecture Working Group for IFTR (International Federation of Theatre Research).

Jo Patterson Kinneburgh

With a passion for design practices that counter colonised accounts of place, Jo Paterson Kinniburgh (Karyouakou wugulora) educates and practises in a way that is respectful of Indigenous (hi)stories, cultures, languages and knowledges of Country/whenua. Her experience in architectural practice since 1991 in Aotearoa New Zealand, and now Sydney, led her to embrace the negotiation between cultural protocols to find productive modes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration. She has been the Director of Education for architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture in the School of Architecture at University of Technology (UTS), and faculty there since 2007. She is currently writing a PhD on the Sydney-specific Aboriginal spatial relations with Country at the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (UTS) and is a director at Bangawarra.

Shannon Foster

Shannon Foster is a D’harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper, artist and interdisciplinary creative practitioner with over twenty years of experience in designing education programs and spaces in prominent Sydney learning institutions. Shannon’s doctoral research with the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (UTS) addresses a large gap in site-specific, Sydney based Aboriginal knowledge, as she documents the stories and knowledges of her family - the D’harawal eora people of the Sydney region. She has expertise in Sydney specific cultural practices, history and ceremony; in ecological and botanical knowledges of Sydney eco-systems; in Indigenous Research Methodologies and Sydney Aboriginal languages. Shannon is a government Registered Traditional Owner of central Sydney, recently having been recognised for her work through her appointment to the Government Architect NSW Aboriginal Expert Advisory Panel and is a director at Bangawarra.

Kadambari Baxi

Kadambari Baxi is an architect and educator based in New York. She works collaboratively on architecture and media projects, forming teams or initiating partnerships on a project basis. Exhibiting widely and internationally, most recently, her projects were featured at the Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, Seoul Biennale of Architecture, Frieze Art Fair New York, and Chicago Art Institute, among other locations. As a professor of practice in architecture at Barnard College, Columbia University, she teaches design studios and seminars.

Caroline Pidcock

Caroline Pidcock is passionate about the importance of architecture, biophilia  and regenerative design, and working with others to develop essence based regenerative ideas to facilitate effective action on climate change. She feels strong affinity with the salt water environments she has been shaped by, and is learning how to reconnect her ways of knowing, being and doing with nature to enable a more holistic approach to how she lives and works. Her practice – PIDCOCK – has been inspired by the possibilities of creating  beautiful places that demonstrate how the many issues that are fundamental  to this way of working can be potent and profound influences. Her genuine  interest and experience in sustainable built environments have been  developed and enhanced through her involvement in a diverse range of  professional, academic and community commitments. This has included being  President of the NSW AIA and ASBEC, and Industry Representative on the ABCB.  She is currently Chair of 1 Million Women and a cofounder of Australian  Architects Declare.

Carlos Arroyo

Carlos Arroyo Architects, Madrid based office for Architecture and Urbanism, has an international scope, building in Spain, France, Belgium, Rwanda, Colombia and Argentina. The work ranges from institutional projects like Oostkamp Civic Center (Belgium) and the Academy of {Performing Arts Dilbeek (Belgium) through to large developments like the eco-neighbourhood Ecobarrio de Toledo (Spain) or Chameleon Living in Rivas Ecolopois (Spain).

The office has developed protocols for innovation on all scales, from building technology to landscape management, creating new public building types, or researching new housing forms. The works, described as “sustainable exuberance”, claims to set the frame for contemporary architectural culture, language and aesthetics through the ethics, technology and parameter of sustainability.

Urtzi Grau

Urtzi’s work can be divided into speculative (imagining futures), pragmatic (contemporary challenges) and historical (lessons from the past that can inform future solutions) projects. Key research includes Indo Pacific, for which Urtzi received a 2017 Graham Foundation Grant, and Driverless Vision, in partnership with the School of Architecture at Rice University. Urtzi is the former co-founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, a former Distinguished Visiting Professor at Portland State University’s School of Architecture (2018) and a former Cullinan Visiting Professor at the Rice University School of Architecture (2017). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he is completing a thesis on the 1970s urban renewal of Barcelona.