Jefa Greenaway

Jefa's Indigenous heritage is something which defines and drives his professional life and his engagement with industry and community.

Architecture, Cultural heritage

Leaving behind a childhood ambition to enter politics, Jefa discovered a love of design and architecture in his 20s.

After obtaining a Diploma in architectural drafting at La Trobe, Jefa studied Architecture at Melbourne University. He went on to be the first Indigenous architect to be registered in Victoria.

Indigenous Architecture Victoria (IAV) is a foci for this passion.

“I feel the need to give back and offer my skills to the Aboriginal community, given the unique position I hold,” Jefa says. “I have a real sense of obligation to find ways to utilise the skill sets that I acquired through Architecture for the empowerment and advancement of Indigenous clients, organisations and the general community.”

He teaches at the Melbourne School of Design.