Urban advisory

Concrete and sea-swimmers at 'The Crystals' Williamstown

Shelley is an independent expert in architectural and urban design quality, recognised for integrity and design acuity, and as a champion for better public outcomes. She works with governments and the private sector to make more inclusive, enduring and positive places for people through strategic advisory roles in community engagement, procurement, review and assessment.

An expert chair and juror with over 20 years evaluating design proposals for major private and public development and infrastructure bids and competitions throughout Australia, she has held several senior positions within or consulting to Commonwealth, state and local governments. Her work has involved structuring and authoring urban design frameworks and strategies; vision setting; reviewing, writing and editing project briefs for major works; setting evaluation criteria; peer review and evaluation of submissions; editing detailed project scope and requirements; and serving as the government’s design expert in interactive bid and peer review processes for PPPs, Alliances and other procurement models.

Shelley is currently the Monash University Architect, advising on campus quality matters; and a member of state design review panels in Victoria, NSW, WA and the ACT, and city panels for Melbourne, Casey and Ballarat.

Urban play at Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club