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Patricia Galan

Patricia Galan

Patricia is qualified with a Master of International Urban and Environmental Management from RMIT University; a Graduate Diploma in Urban Design and Bachelor of Architecture from ITESM University. Patricia is one of the founders and Head of Urban Design and Architecture in Biourbem. She has over 10 years experience working in different areas of design, including residential, community facilities, and urban and landscape design. With previous experience working in local government as well as private practices both in Australia and overseas. Recently completed a research study on Participatory Design for Public Urban Spaces with support from the United Nations Global Compact – Cities Programme. This is applied through her senior role within Melbourne Building Management in driving the assessment of Improved Liveability.

“Having worked in architecture and urban design for over ten years, I believe that urban resilience may be achieved only when environmental elements are included within the design. Furthermore, I have learned place ownership and community empowerment are key ingredients for the long term success of such a project. BIOURBEM comes to integrate these areas through biodiversity sensitive urban design. These values align with the team at Melbourne Building Management and together we assist to drive the sustainability and Green Building Agenda.”