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School of Architecture

Dr. Vanessa Mooney

Vanessa Mooney is a MPhil candidate at the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. She graduated from RMIT University in 1997 and is a Registered Architect in Victoria with 15 years practice experience. Her thesis is titled Monument Over Measure: Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary and Site-Specific Design and investigates how viewing the Urban Growth Boundary as a site it creates an opportunity for design to engage with the planning regulation as a place. The final design proposition explores urban design landscape and architectural strategies that investigate how the design of the urban/non-urban threshold can create meaningful places for a new urban edge community, and in doing so, reinforce the urban limit. Vanessa has teaching experience in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs at a number of universities including University of Queensland, QUT, University of Melbourne and RMIT University. More recently she has taught an urban design elective at RMIT University in which the students investigated the implications of the 20-minute city as outlined in the Victorian Government’s report, Plan Melbourne. Vanessa is a member of Australian Institute of Architects and has contributed as a jury member for the annual awards process. Currently, she is a volunteer member of the Shire of Nillumbik’s GWMPIAC (Green Wedge Management Plan Implementation Advisory) Committee.

Year Completed: 2016