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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.
Caroline is a registered architect and Senior Architect at Allen Jack+Cottier Architects in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2009 and 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.
Pru Wood is an accountant and systems implementation manager. She has 25 years experience in accounting/IT roles in a diverse range of industries, from manufacturing to the wine industry.
She has managed major systems implementations in two previous roles, which involved travelling to New Zealand, USA, Belgium, UK and Singapore.She currently works as Software Administrator/Management Accountant for Armadillo&Co, and Office Manager for a small legal firm in Melbourne.
Pru was born and educated in Zimbabwe, and has a BCom in Accounting and IT from University of Natal, South Africa.