Sarah Lynn Rees

Sarah is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener and Trawlwoolway people of North-East Tasmania. As an Indigenous woman she brings a unique perspective to her role in architecture, underpinned by her personal experience, heritage and research into the Indigenous built environment. Sarah works at Jackson Clements Burrows Architects where her role includes both architecture and leading JCB’s Indigenous Advisory, Architecture and Design services. She is regularly engaged to advise industry, universities and governments on appropriate processes and protocols.

Sarah curates the BLAKitecture series and provides program consultation for MPavilion, teaches at Monash University and sits on several advisory boards.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.