Melany Hayes

Adviser - Victorian Design Review Panel

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Melany is an architect with 10 years of private and public sector experience. Educated in Melbourne and the Netherlands, Melany worked for boutique architectural practices before joining local government as an advocate for good design.

Her role at the Office of the Victorian Government Architect builds on this commitment. She helps run the Victorian Design Review Panel.

Melany's portfolio focus is on:

  • Medium and high-density housing
  • Health
  • Sports, leisure and tourism

Melany is committed to clearly communicating the value of good design using the OVGA's process of independent peer review. Project examples include:

  • Commercial towers in sensitive heritage context
  • Concepts for social housing models for Homes Victoria

Melany's academic qualifications are:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (University of Queensland)
  • Student, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
  • Master of Architecture (Hons) (University of Melbourne)

Melany's organisation and clear-thinking ability helps ensure OVGA written advice and advocacy is considered, reliable and independent.