Melinda Payne - Associate to the Government Architect
As Associate to the Government Architect, Melinda manages the project, policy and advocacy activities of the OGA. In this capacity she has provided strategic design advice on major state projects such as the new Perth Stadium, the WA Museum and Elizabeth Quay development, as well as leading several significant design and planning policy initiatives. Before joining the public service, she had a 10-year architectural practice career and was involved in significant education and civic projects awarded by both AIA and RIBA.
Melinda has extensive experience in design review for government. A dedicated advocate for the value of good design, she has served on judging panels for a number of national and international design competitions, has been an Australian Institute of Architects award juror, and has sat on a number of academic boards and institutional design advisory committees.
She has expertise in strategic design, governance and procurement in the built environment. In addition to teaching and design jury roles at both UWA and Curtin schools of architecture, she has written on design for industry and wider audiences.
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