Judith NorthDirector

    Judith’s special expertise is communication with clients and facility users to enhance project outcomes.  Her ability to interpret and refine project briefs provides the foundation for advanced solutions for master plans and built facilities which cater for clients’ unique requirements which has underpinned selectNOWarchitecture design awards.

    Judith graduated with Honours from Deakin University, including a scholarship to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Judith led the master planning and design of a $9 million community hub, Early Learning Centre and School in Broadmeadows which had the ambitious brief of engaging children, parents and the community alike in improved learning outcomes in one of Melbourne’s most deprived suburbs. The project has been praised by staff, students and the client (DEECD) alike and was awarded the CEFPI 2011 Victorian School of the Year.  This has been repeated many times including Yackandandah PS, Warrnambool Science and Language Centre and Nathalia SC Trade Training Centre to mention a few.

    Judith has presented to teaching and learning conferences in Liverpool, UK and at environmental conferences in Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai, India.  She has been a member of the Victorian Board and Australasian Council of A4LE (formerly CEFPI – Council of Educational Facility Planners International) and has served on several community development committees. These committees include the Wyndham Gateways Committee, Wyndham Quality Community Taskforce as well as serving on the Board of Managers for Mambourin Enterprises, a not-for-profit organisation for intellectually disabled adults.

    Judith is a member of Mambourin Inc. and GenU Inc. (Disability Services Geelong) and has been awarded the National Disability Services Distinguished Services Award in 2008 for her outstanding service in a voluntary capacity to Mambourin Enterprises since 1972.

    Judith has a strong ability to identify with her clients to develop empathetic design solutions that respond to their practical and psychological needs.  Her experience is wide including residential extensions, new homes, multi-unit development, medical clinics, aged care and disability, schools, early learning centres, and child care. This notes a portion of the building types that Judith has continued to enjoy resolving over her more than 35 years of Architectural experience.