Melinda Payne

WA Office of the Government Architect
<p>I am the Associate in the WA Office of the Government Architect.<br /> In this capacity I provide strategic design advice on major state projects such as the new Perth Stadium, the WA Museum and Elizabeth Quay development, and lead significant design and planning policy initiatives.<br /> As Chair of the OGA’s Design Excellence Working Group, which brings two tiers of government together with industry leaders, I am keen to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and exchange in seeking to improve the design of our housing, parks, streets and public spaces.<br /> Before joining the public service, I had a 10-year architectural practice career and was involved in significant education and civic projects awarded by both AIA and RIBA.<br /> I have extensive experience in design review for government. A dedicated advocate for the value of good design, I have served on judging panels for a number of international design competitions, have been an Institute award juror, and have sat on academic boards and institutional design advisory committees.<br /> I have expertise in strategic design, governance and procurement in the built environment. In addition to teaching and design jury roles at both UWA and Curtin schools of architecture, I have written on design for industry and wider audiences, and am told I'm an engaging public speaker.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Sessional Teaching or Crits