New Future Alliance
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Master of Philosophy 2009
Bachelor of Architecture 2004
Bachelor of Arts 2001
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 2000
2010 FINALIST - INDIGENOUS ALUMNI AWARD
As one of only a handful of leading practising Indigenous architects in Australia, Tara has spent the last 12 months working on the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
In 2007 Tara received an Australian Research Council Indigenous Discovery Grant for her Masters research, which enabled her to present papers on her research in Tunisia, USA, New Zealand and Melbourne.
While working as an Architect Graduate with the Government’s Architect Office, Department of Finance and Services in Sydney, Tara was the Specialist Designer for the $350,000 Kempsey High School Aboriginal Resource Centre and the Designer for the $6 million Bowraville Central School Redevelopment Project. Tara’s interest in architecture stems from her desire to improve the built environment for indigenous building users, communities and organisations by using the combination of concepts and knowledge drawn from her architecture and Aboriginal studies, and Indigenous heritage.