My name is Rosalie Ward and I am in my third and final year of a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) at the University of Canberra. During my final year of study, I have had the opportunity to be the third year representative for the UC Architecture Society (UCAS). I have also had the chance, through my studies, to participate and volunteer in things like the 2019 children’s school holiday architecture workshop at UC and the 2021 SONA UpScale event, in which I was a finalist.
My goal as a professional in this industry is to have the ability to promote sustainability (through eco-considerate and solar passive design), engage community interaction and advocate well-being and cultural diversity within a team of designers who constantly test the boundaries of design.
A portfolio of relevant university assignments and personal projects have emerged out of these passions. These projects highlight a technical development through different stages of my learning. It is observable, in many of my individual and group projects, a large focus has been placed on the way a form may utilize the natural environment to enhance its performance and engagement.
Designing in a solar passive and sustainable way is of key interest to how I wish to progress professionally, given the serious pressure on us all to sustain the depleting resources for future generations. However, this something that should automatically be integrated into any design and not something with its own seperate topic. I want to be able to advocate for this as well as exploring other styles and methods of design.