Michelle Blakeley

Michelle Blakeley, Architect
<p>I am a mature age architecture student who came from a career in advertising as a Writer and Creative Director. That background was responsible for my first job in architecture... writing skills, it seems, are often lacking in architecture graduates! I established my practice four years ago and am now focused on residential and small public projects. In those four years my focus has very much become the role of the architect in the community and low-cost affordable housing. The "My Home" project for homeless housing based on a PPP model is a powerful example of how architects can make a far broader contribution to community and social environment beyond built form. Our training in critical thinking gives us a unique problem-solving ability. At the same time, working in this area has impacted the way I explore solutions for all my other projects.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Sessional Teaching or Crits, Writing