Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta International Design Competition


Sarah Lynn Rees

Sarah Lynn Rees

Special Adviser
Indigenous Adviser, Architecture and Design

Sarah Lynn Rees is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener and Trawlwoolway people of north-east Tasmania. Awarded the Charlie Perkins scholarship, Sarah attended the University of Cambridge where she produced a thesis on Indigenous housing in remote Australian communities and graduated with an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design.

Having worked in London and now back in Birrarung Ga (Melbourne), Sarah practices at Jackson Clements Burrows Architects and delivers program consultation and curation for the BLAKitecture series at MPavilion, along with various teaching roles across the Melbourne metropolitan universities.

Sarah is passionate about Indigenising the built environment and advocating for protocols and processes which respect and celebrate our Indigenous Cultural Authority. Sarah also sits on The Emerging Architects + Graduates Network (EmAGN); the Australian Institute of Architects Editorial Committee; the National Trust Landscape Reference Group; the National Trust Aboriginal Advisory Group and various other committees. Sarah was a Director of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria from 2017-18.

Photo: Courtesy of Jackson Clement Burrows Architects