Jefa Greenaway is Director of Greenaway Architects, a holistic design practice undertaking architectural, landscape, interior and urban design projects for private, commercial and educational clients. He is also a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, focusing on Indigenous curriculum development.
Greenaway’s practice projects include the Koorie Heritage Trust, design principles for Aboriginal Housing Victoria and currently the Wilin Centre at the VCA and the New Student Precinct, for the University of Melbourne. His project Ngarara Place at RMIT was recently exhibited in the Australian pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy.
As the founding chair of the not-for-profit advocacy group Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria (IADV), member of the Public Arts Advisory Panel (City of Melbourne) and the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Oversight Committee (Melb Uni), he seeks to amplify opportunities to embed Indigenous knowledge systems and design thinking within both practice and academia.
Greenaway is an active design advocate contributing to the International Indigenous Design Charter, as an Executive Committee member and Regional Ambassador (Oceania) of INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Alliance), a curator of ‘Blak Design Matters’ exhibition at the Koorie Heritage Trust, a public speaker on First Nations design nationally/internationally and an architectural commentator on ABC Radio Melbourne.