Von Atelier was established by Yvonne Meng in 2015. She is active in Melbourne's architecture community and co-curated the popular monthly PROCESS talks for four years between 2012-2015. Yvonne has taught extensively in the architecture schools at Monash, University of Melbourne, and RMIT.
Yvonne has a passion for architecture, and loves spaces which promote community and social well-being. Human-centred design is at the forefront of her philosophy and her priority is to create engaging places to be in.
Prior to founding Von Atelier Yvonne worked for several design-led practices in Victoria. Her career then led her to the City of Melbourne where she was Project Architect for a variety of public buildings across a range of different scales. With a unique background in both the private and public sectors, Yvonne's approach is collaborative and believes that great architecture is centred around those who use it.
Yvonne enjoys a good coffee, dark chocolate, and scuba diving.
Master of Architecture (with Distinction) - RMIT
Bachelor of Architectural Design (with Distinction) - RMIT
Registered architect - ARBV 18437
Speaker, 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling', PROCESS x Parlour for International Women's Day 2017
Speaker, 'Migration, Diversity and Making Melbourne', MPavilion 2017
Speaker, 'Insights into S, M, L, XL Practice', MPavilion 2016
Article, 'Cultural Diversity in Architecture' in Parlour: Women Equity, Architecture 2016
Article 'City, Scale, Patina' in Architect Victoria Autumn edition Body| Building 2015
Invited contributor, Architect Victoria Summer edition Who are the Women of Victorian Architecture 2013
AIA Architect Victoria Editorial Committee 2016
AIA Colorbond Award Jury 2016
Co-curator, PROCESS talks 2012 -2015
Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media Jury, 2015
Co-Chair, Victorian Young Architects and Graduates 2012 - 2013
Victorian Chapter Councillor, Australian Institute Architects 2013
Victorian Emerging Architect Prize Jury, 2013
Teaching Associate, Monash University 2011 - 2017
Design Studio Leader, RMIT 2016-2017
Design Studio Leader, University of Melbourne 2014 - 2015
Australian Institute of Architects