Michael Smith

Michael Smith 

Co-Director
 Registered Architect (ARBV)
A+ Member : Australian Institute of Architects
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Deakin University
Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons), Deakin University

 


Michael is a registered Architect in Victoria with over 12 years industry experience. Prior to co founding Atelier Red + Black, Michael gained valuable experience with boutique small practices in Melbourne, which enabled him to work on projects from sketch design through to construction.

Michael is heavily engaged in the architecture community and writes the Red and Black Architect. Michael’s strengths include an affinity for problem solving design & construction matters along with a very down-to-earth manner. He enjoys the process of teasing out the initial concept into a refined scheme and has a keen eye for the relevance of materials.

From 2014 – 2017 Michael was a member of the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Gender Equity (NCGE), he has been a mentor with the AIA’s Constructive Mentorship Program (CMP) and a guest design critic for the School of Architecture at Deakin University and Monash University.

Michael is the consulting architect for the Built Environment Channel.

Michael firmly believes that Architecture is for everyone.


Sonia Sarangi

 Sonia Sarangi

Co-Director
Registered Architect (ARBV)
A+ Member :  Australian Institute of Architects
Masters of Architecture, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of  Arts (Architecture), National University of Singapore

 


Sonia is a registered Architect in Victoria with over 14 years of industry experience, which spans across international and local architectural offices. Prior to co-founding Atelier Red + Black, Sonia gained experience in a diverse portfolio of projects in Singapore & Melbourne. She has worked on projects across a vast spectrum of Architectural scales – from Urban Design, Masterplanning, Commercial, Multi-Residential and Single Residential right through to Furniture Design.

Sonia’s strength include an ability to intuitively filter a client brief into an articulate design with a keen desire to infuse the concept into all scales of the design.  She enjoys the collaborative nature of building and is an articulate communicator in a team setting.

She is a sessional tutor for Architectural Practice with the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), a mentor with the AIA’s Constructive Mentorship Program (CMP) and a guest design critic for the School of Architecture at Deakin University.

Sonia firmly believes that Design enriches our lives


 

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