Sarah’s unique career and experiences began in the Australian Government, where for almost a decade she oversaw the implementation of multi-million dollar social policy pilot projects in the education and foreign aid space. During this time, she developed a deep and passionate interest in innovative policy-making and its ability to enact positive and lasting change at the human-scale. Sarah is a multi-disciplinary designer who seeks social impact in all aspects of her work. Her interests are urban design, development, city resilience and the co-creation of socio-technical solutions for cities. As a student architect, Sarah has engaged her design-thinking skills toward assisting clients to realise their aspirations toward innovative and human-centric residential development projects. Whether testing innovative new technologies to scale on paper, working with small scale physical models, or prototyping actual apartment types, Sarah’s ability to guide clients through the design development process resulted in the delivery of high quality products.
Sarah now plays a central role in ThinkPlace’s Melbourne Studio as a “maker” and creator of design artefacts, turning complex concepts and insights into engaging reports and visualisations for various audiences