Tiana-Jane Furner-McBeath

Graduate of Architecture

My name is Tiana-Jane Furner and I am an Aboriginal Woman whom currently resides between Gomeroi and Gadgial Country. After completing my UNSW Masters in Architecture specialising in Social Agency stream, I have spent the last 2 years working as a Graduate at Architecture BVN. One of many highlights since starting my career has been working with Aboriginal Architect and BVN Principal Kevin O'Brien. I also enjoy teaching and have spent multiple years tutoring at the University of New South Wales.

In compliments to my architectural background, I have a strong interest in social issues and supporting Indigenous communities. This includes

- Building bamboo homes Cambodia for those displaced and relocated from their communities.

- Receiving the 2018 Byera Hadley Travel Scholarship for my thesis on; How can architecture reduce the re-offending rate for those impacted by Australia's Justice System?

- Mentoring Indigenous High School students whom are interested in attaining a tertiary degree in Architecture, and

- Working as an Indigenous Research Assistant. Travelling across NSW interviewing chronically ill Indigenous patients.

These experiences have allowed me to build a strongly sensitive and aware approach to my architecture, and has allowed me to become a confident communicator among peers and clients.

Interested in
Sessional Teaching or Crits, Writing