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Shelley Penn is a Melbourne-based architect whose work includes strategic advice to the public and private sectors on achieving high-quality architectural and urban design for public places. Her practice has centred on residential projects.

Since 2000, Shelley has also focused on advancing public outcomes in the built environment through various roles within state, local and federal government, and through work with the private sector. She has held a number of significant positions, including 2012 National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, the inaugural Associate Victorian Government Architect from 2006 to 2010, deputy chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria from 2008 to 2012 and Chair of the National Capital Authority in 2014.

Shelley was named one of the Australian Financial Review/Westpac’s “100 Women of Influence” in 2014.

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