Rosemary Burne


Rosemary Burne has been a continuously practicing and registered architect in the State of Victoria for over 20 years. Her commitment to both the discourse in architecture, and the practice of architecture, is underpinned by her ongoing pursuit of the highest quality design outcomes in all of her projects.

Her pursuits in seeking these achievements have enabled her to develop extensive expertise in research, quality design, design excellence, project leadership and consultation, with a broad range of experience in the design and delivery of substantial works in the education, justice, health and commercial sectors.

Rosemary's ongoing commitment to the architecture profession has seen her in roles as an academic, as a co-director of a city-based emerging practice, and as a senior architect in strategic roles for large national commercial practices.

Rosemary ensures that she establishes strong and productive relationships with clients, project managers, consultants and builders, all of which helps influences the best possible outcomes for her projects.

She particularly enjoys contributing to the public realm of architecture by working on large and highly complex projects, as well as her continuing involvement with the education and professional development of younger architects.

Rosemary is currently a Victorian Institute of Architects Chapter Councillor and a member of the Institute's Education and Awards Committees.

Kate Dundas

Landscape Architect and Urban Designer

Kate Dundas is a Director at Planisphere and a practising landscape architect, urban designer and strategic planner with over ten years of local and international experience in designing and delivering planning and design projects.

She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Urban Design along with an undergraduate honours degree in Industrial Design.

Kate believes that great design can deliver successful places that are loved by the community, drive sustainability, deliver innovation and commercial value while standing the test of time. Projects she has contributed to have received a number of awards including national Planning Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects awards for landscape character assessment and the UK Academy of Urbanism's award for the Best Place in the UK and Ireland for Bradford City Park.

Geoffrey London

Architect and Academic

Geoffrey London is the Professor of Architecture at the University of Western Australia where he is a past Dean and Head of School. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He previously held the positions of Victorian Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect (2004-8).

Geoffrey has been involved in advising those state governments on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to the complexity of major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues that include design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, and been responsible for setting up design workshops on key, large-scale projects. He maintains a role as a consultant on urban design, architecture, design review and architectural competitions. 

Graham Brawn

Architect and Academic

Graham Brawn is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and a registered architect in Victoria.

Educated initially at the University of New South Wales, he did urban design post-graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, supported by a Byera Hadley Scholarship from the NSW Board of Architects and a University of Illinois Fellowship. His early practice experiences included roles in offices in Sydney, Toronto, and Chicago.

Through his firms in Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada, he was a leader in the fields of strategic planning and design programming for major institutional and community projects, including a term as consultant director of the Planning, Programming and Property Management Division of Public Works, British Columbia.

At the University of Melbourne, he introduced three design practice post-graduate programmes, including a Masters in Architecture (Examined by Design) and one in Facility Planning and Management.

As a co-designer of finalists in three international design competitions, he has had design leadership roles on a variety of corrections, court house and mental health projects, and has also had design and strategic accommodation planning review roles for a number of prison, courthouse and mental health projects.

Graham continues to teach in design studios and consult. 

Deborah Dearing

Dr Deborah Dearing is widely recognised for her leadership in improving the design quality of cities and communities. She has over 35 years of international experience in architecture, urban design, strategic land use planning, heritage conservation, affordable housing and property development in both public and private sectors.

She was Founding Director of the NSW Urban Design Advisory Service which, in a short space of time, came to be highly regarded as a leading authority on urban design. She has since held senior executive roles with the NSW Department of Planning, Architectus, Stockland, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and is currently a District Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. She is also a member of Sydney University's Henry Halloran Trust and the NSW Heritage Council.

She has held board positions with the City West Housing, Livable Housing Australia, the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the NSW Architects Registration Board. She was President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects from 2005 to 2009.

Deborah has received numerous prestigious awards, including Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects for service to architecture and urban design, the NAWIC Ryder Hunt Award for leadership in the Construction and Development Industry and the Henry Davis York Prize for Environmental Law.

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