Jocelyn Chiew appointed director City Design at City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne has appointed Jocelyn Chiew as its new director City Design and City Design Studio.

Prior to her appointment at City of Melbourne, Chiew was manager Campus Design, Quality and Planning at Monash University for eight years, where she oversaw campus transformations through the development of master plans, precinct plans, design policies, strategies and standards. She also guided the delivery of new buildings, refurbishments, landscapes and a public art masterplan and commissions.

Chiew, a registered architect, registered landscape architect and urban designer, has also worked for MGS Architects, Sean Godsell Architects and Stutchbury and Pape (now Peter Stutchbury Architects).

“Planning and design play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of our city and its occupants. I’m delighted to have been appointed to the role of director City Design and look forward to contributing to the long term vision, form and function of Melbourne for the benefit of the environment and all living things,” said Chiew.

In addition to her role at City of Melbourne, Chiew is a nationally-elected councillor at the Australian Institute of Architects; a member of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s (OVGA) Victorian Design Review Panel; chair of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Gender Equity Committee; chair of the 2020 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards; and a member of the International Association of University Architects (AUA) based in the United States.

Chiew said: “City of Melbourne, and its City Design Studio, have long been at the forefront of innovative, world-leading design. I’m excited about leveraging my experiences and working with our partners and stakeholders to ensure the continued provision of high quality, welcoming, nurturing and sustainable urban spaces and places.”

Chiew took up the role at City of Melbourne in March 2020.

To read Ricky Ray Ricardo’s profile of Jocelyn Chiew from the August 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia, go here.

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