Susana believes in socially responsive architecture and that the design resolve should bring about powerful, positive change. Using community consultation and research to establish a clear understanding of the unique features and complexities of a site, and the community it serves. Her unique approach balances creativity and rationalism, the practical and feasible with the innovative — inspired by people, and meeting the unique needs of their communities.

Susana do Vale
Principal/ B Arch /B Int Arch

Nuno is passionate about design and the relationship buildings have with their immediate locale, and greater landscape. He believes the architecture of public buildings must be driven by sustainability, flexibility and respect for the surrounding environments. Committed, organised, and very interested in new technologies, he favours Building Information Modelling (BIM) to produce and manage quality urban and architectural works. Registered Architect NSW ARB #9292

Nuno do Vale
Principal/B Arch /Master by Research in Architectural and Urban Rehabilitation

With over 18 years of experience in operations management of small and medium enterprises, Tracy ensures the smooth running of the day-to-day of our practice. A very safe pair of hands for numerous responsibilities that include company accounting, processes, systems, and financial reports. She meets the organisational requirements of our team and our Clients efficiently and sensitively, and holds an enviable level of business acumen.

Tracy Hayden
Operations and Finance Manager

Since the completion of her architecture degree at UNSW in 2006, Lilyana has gained years of design development and documentation experience for medium to high density residential and mixed use developments, as well as projects in the education sector. Her work in individual house design and documentation, a passion for appropriate dwelling space planning, and time spent working with multi-residential apartments and town-house projects has given her a special interest in residential design.

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Lilyana Santoso
Architectural Assistant - B Arch - University of New South Wales

Zhi- Qing (Zhi) is a recent and energetic graduate with past experience in education, commercial and aged care projects, and gained valuable experience while completing her studies at Architectus Sydney. Zhi enjoys working on large scale projects with a community focus and is a passionate and experienced user of digital software.

A proactive graduate, she has assisted ShakeUp with multiple educational and social housing projects including Bossley Park High School and Picton High School.

Zhi-Qing Huang
Architectural Assistant - B Arch - University of Technology Sydney

Dr Naomi Parry is a professional historian and heritage consultant, writer and editor specialising in social history, aboriginal history, and digital history. She is an accredited member of the Professional Historians’ Association of NSW and the ACT, Lecturer and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania, and an external affiliate with the Purai Global Indigenous History Network.

Dr Parry has assisted ShakeUp architecture by preparing research on the Aboriginal history of multiple project sites. Her special expertise and historical insights assist our team make design decisions that are sensitive to site, culture and history.

Dr Naomi Parry
Historian - PhD in Australian History from the University of New South Wales

With over 14 years of professional experience in private, public and government sectors, Sarah has prepared numerous Social Impact Statements (SIA) and Social Impact Comments (SIC) for Development Applications, including State Significant Developments (schools, event sites), mixed use developments, residential flat buildings, Master Plan developments, schools, licensed premises, childcare centres, boarding houses, NDIS/SDA accomodation, and sex services premises.Sarah assists our team by bringing valuable insight of the potential impacts of people and place.

Sarah George
Social Planner - Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology & Psychology, Macquarie University

Navaneet brings critical thinking, a passion for design and a wealth of international experience to our team. Prior to moving to Australia in 2017 to further his studies, he worked in a number of roles within the Architecture and Construction industry. His experience gained in India and Australia includes Health, public buildings and residential sectors.

Navaneet Karanath
Architectural Assistant - M Arch - University of New South Wales

Kingslee is a recently graduated high school student undertaking the NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeships Program and is studying a Cert IV in Project Management. Kingslee has been working in the Quality Assurance systems and has been involved in project management tasks relating to several Educational projects.

Kingslee Marks
Project Management Trainee - TAFE NSW