Chi Melhem

Director/ Architect

Chi is a director at Tzannes, an Australian studio for architecture, interiors, urban and integrated design. Since joining the practice in 2003, she has designed and delivered a broad range of award winning projects from single homes, multi-residential, interiors, commercial, industrial, public buildings, urban precincts and feasibility studies.
Chi has a structured, organised and inclusive management approach. She has led the implementation of these skills within the Tzannes studio culture.
As a strong advocate for equity, Chi leads the “People and Culture” portfolio at Tzannes, which offers all roles flex, paid overtime, paid parental leave and work/life balance initiatives. Chi is also the NSW Implementation Leader for “Male Champions of Change” where she collaborates with other practices to lift the standards of employment culture within the profession.
Chi teaches the housing design studio for final year at UNSW MArch and is a jury member for the State Design Review Panel.

Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Sessional Teaching or Crits