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In May 2011, The Anganwadi Project was officially incorporated as a Registered Not For Profit Association in Australia (INC9895089). We have assembled a dynamic and dedicated group of Board Members, all professionals from various disciplines who give their time and expertise to further the management and sustainability of the project.
Jane Rothschild is one of the Project Directors of the Anganwadi Project.
Jane graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1984 and completed a Masters of Heritage Conservation the University of Sydney in February 2011. In 1992, she co-founded Dickson Rothschild, a multi-disciplinary firm of architects, urban designers, landscape architects and planners in Sydney. Jane became a Director of Architects Without Frontiers in 2007.
Prior to her involvement with AWF, Jane worked with Habitat for Humanity on several projects in Australia, Banda Aceh and Vietnam, developing model house designs and construction training manuals.
Jane has a passion for heritage architecture, travel and working in different cultures. Her vast experience in architecture offers great leadership to keep the aim of the project community driven, sustainable and functioning at a grass roots level. Jane often speaks about The Anganwadi Project at architecture events, design firms and conferences.
Jane Johnson is an architect with over 20 years experience in the profession. She was a Director at Allen, Jack + Cottier Architects, a large firm based in Sydney. After a year’s sabbatical in France in 2012 she set up her own practice,JJA, in early January 2013.
The Anganwadi Project came to Jane’s attention through her association with Architects Without Frontiers, which she joined in 2005. Her daughters, aged 11 &13 at the time, are the youngest volunteers to ever lend a hand on The Anganwadi Project, helping paint the inside of Bholu 9 in January 2013.
Jane is committed to the idea that architecture should be accessible by all, and in fact it is those who do not share the privileges of a wealthy society that can benefit the most from good design.
Prior to joining Allen, Jack + Cottier in 1998, Jane worked in smaller architectural practices in Sydney, Paris and Amsterdam. She has always had a love of travel, which led her to becoming resident architect for two archaeological digs in Greece and Jordan.
Apart from a passion for the design of beautiful spaces, which can uplift the spirit of the people who use them, and an interest in environmental sustainability, Jane brings to the TAP Board the practical skills of coordinating building documentation and construction.
Paul is a Co-Founder, Director and Wealth Advisor at Absolute Wealth Advisors, a Sydney based firm providing personal financial strategy and investment advice to executives, business owners, dual citizens and high net wealth families. Paul and Absolute Wealth Advisors have a history of financial and personal support for a variety of charities. Paul has 27 years of experience in banking, investment management and financial planning. Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master’s in Business – Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is also a Fellow Chartered Financial Planner with the Association of Financial Advisors and a Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Delwyn is an lawyer with over 30 years experience in private practice, government and the community legal sector. She is the founder of Everard Legal, a boutique legal practice specialising in intellectual property, non-profit governance and the legal issues relating to collaborative community projects. She has a Masters degree in law from Columbia University in New York where her studies focused on human rights and moral rights. Originally from Western Australia, Delwyn worked for major law firms in the US and Australia and in the public sector, primarily in dispute resolution and intellectual property, before joining the Arts Law Centre of Australia in 2007, the national community legal centre for the arts sector where she managed its legal advice and mediation services for 10 years. Delwyn has travelled extensively throughout remote and regional Australia to provide legal and professional development advice to Indigenous artists and community art centres, facilitating education programs to increase awareness and understanding of Indigenous arts law issues. She was instrumental in lobbying for change to Western Australian laws on Indigenous intestacy and continues to advocate for the introduction of laws recognizing a collective right of Indigenous cultural heritage. She is on the board of the Australian Art Events Foundation which produces the Art Month Sydney festival and is a member of the South East Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.
Helen Lochhead is a cross-disciplinary, an architect, landscape architect and urbanist, who combines teaching, research, practice and advisory roles. Prior to joining UNSW Sydney as Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment, her career focused on the inception, planning, design and delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects ranging from a city-wide improvements programs to major urban regeneration projects both in Australia and the US. In her current role Helen is actively engaged in building more opportunities for student exchange and engagement in India through Universities and real project experience on projects such as The Angawandi Project.
Her projects have received numerous awards including AIA Urban Design Awards and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards. In addition, her professional contribution to practice has been recognised through awards for leadership in the planning and design professions.
A graduate of both the Sydney and Columbia Universities she has taught in Australia and the United States. She was a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous Fellowships including the Lincoln/Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
A Director of her own multi-disciplinary practice for over 10 years she has also held senior roles in Government including Deputy Government Architect and Executive Director roles at Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Current appointments include the NSW Independent Planning Commission, National Board of the Australian Institute of Architects, the AIA Foundation. Previous appointments of note include, the ACT Planning and Land Council, Gungahlin Development Authority and the NSW Heritage Council.
Caroline is a registered architect in NSW and a graduate from the University of New South Wales with a Master of Architecture. She was a TAP Volunteer on Bholus 11 and 12 throughout 2011-2012.
Caroline has over 8 years experience in the industry and has a passion for high-quality design and detail and in particular, community projects. Her belief is that good design and architecture should be accessible to all and has the capacity to to improve the well-being and happiness of peoples’ lives.
In practice, she has a particular focus on process; the process of making in design to communicate, the making of a building and most importantly the relationships formed between team members: community/ client, architect and builder. The role of the architect in the TAP projects is not only to design, but to create relationships and engagement with the local community and builders. The future success and sustainability of the built work is underpinned by these relationships.
Caroline has continued her contribution to TAP through repeat visits to Ahmedabad to see projects, volunteer workshops and talks and exhibitions. She looks forward to continuing her involvement with TAP as a board member.