Senior Associate, RAIA
BArts (Arch), BArch, Deakin University, RAIA
“We’ve got a lot of great up-and-coming designers. My focus is to give them opportunities to show what they can do.”
Jen brings broad experience in practice development, educational design and staff mentoring to her role in Seniors Living & Care. She project manages teams, directs design, manages feasibilities and town planning submissions, and helps drive the sector’s strategic initiatives.
Up and coming designers gravitate towards Jen. She’s empathetic, efficient and approachable – a natural sounding board and great communicator. She listens, offers advice where she can, and helps her productive team test ideas. Having learned from great mentors she understands the impact of investing time in young talent and sharing what she’s learned about people, process and strategy in varied hands-on and leadership roles.
Jen began at CHC as a Practice Development Manager handling everything from submissions to quality assurance and software efficiencies. She’s a renowned project architect who’s equally energised by strategy and design, and thrives on the variety of architecture: problem-solving on-site one minute, wrangling contractors or poring over town planning submissions the next.
She loves sport, plays AFL for Box Hill North, and is passionate about gender equity, workplace flexibility and pay parity – from the footy field to the design studio.