Kali is interested in making equitable places for people. Her architecture and research work explores how public places sustain communities socially, culturally, environmentally and economically.
As a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland Kali researches informal settlement morphology. She is interested in how people use and value the common spaces of these settlements to identify positive aspects of the environment that can inform the development of disadvantaged communities. Her thesis aims to improve the architectural and planning solutions for relocated or redeveloped informal settlements.
As a registered architect Kali designs places that contribute to sustainable community and city making by putting people and nature first. She works across a number of fields within architecture to engage with a broad range of project types and scales. Her experience includes commercial, retail, educational, mixed-use and public projects. Whether master planning a city centre or designing a potter's studio in the country, Kali aims to create value for clients by understanding their goals and objectives while asking how the project can contribute to the wider community and environment.
When she's not designing or researching, Kali gives time to the architectural community in Australia as Co-Chair of Queensland's Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN QLD) of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), organising New Build Brisbane or tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate subjects at the University of Queensland.
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