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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
M. Arch, The University of Melbourne + B. Arch, Anna University, India
Ram is a graduate architect who is passionate about social architecture. He is interested in affordable housing, sustainable developments, biophilic design and buildings that respond to cultural and contextual values. He believes that architecture is for all and something that takes from and gives back to nature. He is inquisitive about the relationship between old and contemporary architecture and how they interact with the ever-changing environment. His other interests include sketching, painting and playing the piano.