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SIKA ELLA MANTEAW

Urbis

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration comes from the people around me, my family, my friends, my teachers and colleagues. They motivate me to constantly ask questions and open my mind to new possibilities.

SIKA ELLA MANTEAW

Bio:

Being a student city shaper at Urbis would allow me to gain a valuable understanding of what it truly means to be an urban planner. My experience and skills in design and architecture have allowed me to explore the urban realm with a city shaping mindset and challenge the status quo of how things are currently done. Upon completing my Master of Urban Planning, I hope to continue to apply a multidisciplinary approach to my work and explore the endless possibilities within the built environment.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

During my work experience and studies, I have learnt that Urban planning plays such a vital role in how cities functions and I want to be part of a profession that strives for the best outcomes for people and cities they live in.

What do you do?

I work as Planning Assistant and am currently in my final semester of my Masters of Urban Planning. My role at work is to support a large team of Planning consultants.

What excites you in the work you do?

The synthesis of my interests in sustainability, place making and excellent design within the Planning Profession excites me, and this passion is something I try to utilise every time I start work on a new project.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration comes from the people around me, my family, my friends, my teachers and colleagues. They motivate me to constantly ask questions and open my mind to new possibilities.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

It is a small accomplishment in the scheme of things but receiving my first permit approval for an application I submitted was a very proud moment which I will always remember.

Featured Project Name: 

The Creative Spine of Brunswick

Featured Project Location: 

Brunswick, Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

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Role in Featured Project: 

Individual Student Work

Featured Project Description:

Graffiti is an expression of creativity that emerges in the intersections of the formal identity of streetscapes. This project explores the blurred boundaries between spatial conditions which encourage forms creative expression (Live music, Murals & Public Art etc.) whilst prohibiting others (Graffiti). Spatial codes were explored to understand the roles of different stakeholders and planning mechanisms to generate different urban design and built form outcomes in Brunswick.

Photography Credit:

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