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SHELLEY PENN

Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice

Shelley Penn is a Melbourne-based architect whose work includes strategic advice to government and the private sector on architecture and urban design for public places across all scales.

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In addition to her award-winning project work, Shelley has held a number of significant positions.

Shelley was Chair of the National Capital Authority until December 2014, and the 2012 National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. She was Deputy Chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria, Associate Victorian Government Architect within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Design Director in the Office of the NSW Government Architect. In 2011 She co-chaired a major review of the planning processes for the 22Ha Barangaroo, $6bn development north-western of Sydney's CBD.

Shelley commenced as Manager of the City Design Studio at the City of Melbourne in January 2016. She is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel and the Capital City Design Review Panel in South Australia, an Adjunct Professor in Architecture Practice at Monash University and Associate Professor in Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.

Through her practice, advocacy and advisory work, and in all of her roles, Shelley is driven by an enduring commitment to enriching culture, improving social outcomes and to sustainability through advancing the quality of the built environment.

Shelley is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, and Honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Royal Architects Institute of Canada. In 2014 she was named as one of the AFR/Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’.

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Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Eastern Beach House

A new beach house at Port Fairy, open to the sun and able to withstand icy winds. A collaboration with Architect Clinton Murray. Photo: Trevor Mein

Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Richmond Warehouse

Alterations to a 7x7m warehouse to create a residence and painter’s studio. Photo: Trevor Mein

Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Fitzroy Terrace

Alterations to a long, narrow, urban terrace house, stepping down the site to connect to the garden. Photo: Peter Clarke

Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Institute of Postcolonial Studies

Alterations to an 1863 North Melbourne pub to create a semi-public/semi-private place for study and dialogue. Photo: Trevor Mein

Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture Practice
Portable Corner

Idea for a portable place offering escape or temporary habitation in a world of ever-present, sometimes intrusive technology and communications.

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