ABOUT

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. 

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Qualifications

Master of Architecture (with Distinction) - RMIT
Bachelor of Architectural Design (with Distinction) - RMIT
Registered architect - ARBV 18437


Talks, Articles

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

Co-editor, Architecture Victoria Spring Edition 'The Competition Edition' 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


Industry

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

Teaching Associate, Monash University 2011 - 2017

Design Studio Leader, RMIT 2016-2017

Design Studio Leader, University of Melbourne 2014 - 2015


Media

See all of the amazing 2015 AIA award winners here 

See all of the amazing 2015 AIA award winners here 

Body | Building explores the body's relation to architecture and space. Read it in full here

Body | Building explores the body's relation to architecture and space. Read it in full here

The 2013 Summer edition of Architect Victoria celebrates the contribution women make to architecture across the state. Read it in full here

 

Memberships

Australian Institute of Architects 

ArchiTeam