Stephanie Wan

Associate Partner, RAIA

Bach. Arch (Hons) UniMelb

“Empathy is as important in the design of inclusive learning environments as it is in leadership”.

Stephanie Wan is deeply motivated by the opportunity to empower the next generation by enhancing the learning experience through purposeful and inclusive design. She is passionate about creating educational environments that have a positive impact both through the final built outcome and the design process and feels privileged to be part of the journey that schools undertake to evolve into more engaging and inclusive learner-centric environments. Embracing an empathetic and inclusive approach, she enjoys working directly with all stakeholders – students, teachers, leadership groups, parents and the broader community - to understand their diverse needs and aspirations, find common ground, and translate this into spaces that reflect the school’s identity and pedagogical approach.

An analytical and strategic thinker, Steph has a focus on continuous improvement within our practice culture while applying an empathetic approach to her leadership. She is an active mentor and really embodies our commitment to having a positive impact through her work and leadership.

Committed to sharing her passion and knowledge of educational design beyond the practice and project work, Steph has presented at industry wide events and led a Design Thesis Studio at the Melbourne University School of Design.