Tania is an architect, artist, educator, writer and researcher. She has a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York and extensive experience in architecture, urban design and strategic design.
Tania provides analysis, research and commentary on what makes a vibrant and engaging public realm. Her work focuses on the connection between place, people, spatial identity and architectural form. She is interested in the relationship of people and communities to architecture, cities and public space.
In addition, Tania is the president of Citizens for Melbourne, a public space advocacy group running the ‘Our City, Our Square’ campaign. This campaign worked to safeguard Federation Square’s public space by opposing the demolition of Federation Square’s Yarra building and its replacement with an Apple store. Although the Apple store will no longer go ahead the campaign will continue to advocate for Fed Square as a place for the public through the review process recently announced by the State Government.
As an active member of the architectural community Tania writes regularly for architectural publications, is a member of the Design Review Panel for the Office of Design and Architecture in South Australia and has served as a member on multiple committees for the Australian Institute of Architects. In addition, she has experience in curation and the development and organisation of architectural events and speaker series.