Ammon Beyerle

ARBV 19197, M.Arch, B.PD (Architecture), D.ML (German), The University of Melbourne + PhD, The University of Melbourne, in progress

Ammon is a passionate and driven architect, researcher, writer and teacher. He lives in Ballarat. In 2009 he developed Urban Village Melbourne, a multidisciplinary social enterprise interested in arts, design, research, community development and sustainability in public space. Working for five years between France, Germany, Japan and Australia he brings experience in the management of public architectural and structural design projects to here studio. He is currently undertaking a PhD regarding participatory architectural practice in local urban ecologies.

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Phillipa Hall

B.Sc, M.Arch, P.G.Dip., Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Phillipa is a UK qualified architect with experience of integrating new construction into listed and historic structures. Her work at varied practices in the UK furthered her knowledge, working on projects of different scales in the residential and public sectors. She enjoys design which responds to, and enhances, the existing situation, while considering the long term future of the building - socially, physically and environmentally.

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Han Li

B.Envs, The University of Melbourne + M.Arch, The University of Melbourne, in progress

Han is a recent graduate who loves to capture delightful moments of daily life as inspirations for designing. He believes in architecture that has consciousness for humanity and caring for people. And he likes to dream a lot.

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Shane Boland

Diploma Commercial Art, Art Training Institute Melbourne

Shane is a passionate artist, illustrator and teacher with 35 years experience in newspaper, commercial printing and photographic industries. He wants to contribute to form and concept development through pencil, ink, watercolour, charcoal and pastel drawings. He lives in Murtoa, near Horsham.

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Kelum Palipane

M.Sc (Architecture), B.Sc (Built Environment), The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka + PhD (by Creative Works), The University of Melbourne

Kelum is a graduate architect with experience in Melbourne and overseas practices. She is experienced in the development of projects from concept design to construction, particularly residential and school design. Her interests in the socio-cultural implications of design led to her PhD at the University of Melbourne which is about retaining and fostering diverse place-making practices of multi-cultural communities. She lives in Brunswick West.

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Hella Wigge

ARBV 16906, B.Arch (Hons), B.PD (Architecture), The University of Melbourne

Hella is an architect, artist and teacher who believes in practical and well-wearing yet inspiring environments that foster well-being. Her ecologically conscious approach has developed over a number of years of working in Australia and Europe. She in interested in upcycling, the building skin and how to bring the outside in more. Other interests include wholesome and alternative living, geomancy and Eastern philosophies and therapies. Hella loves to write and to dance Argentine Tango.


Soledad Maldonado

M.Arch, The University of Melbourne, B.Arts (Architecture), The University of Technology Sydney, D.Interior Design, Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy

Soledad loves people, how everyone is so unique and contributes to this world in a different way. That's why she's avid about social architecture. She is committed to an architecture that responds to people's needs and believes architecture has the potential to empower communities. She also loves to travel so whenever she has an opportunity she goes backpacking with her son to some outlandish corner of this beautiful world to see different ways of life and learn.