Katherine Sundermann

Katherine Sundermann is an Associate Director at MGS Architects, leading masterplan projects for universities, creative employment areas and housing precincts. Drawing on her experience working as an architect and urban designer in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, Katherine is passionate about promoting ‘deliberative development’ models in Australia, to help create more diverse and inclusive neighbourhoods. Together with Andy Fergus and Alexis Kalagas, Katherine is a finalist of the City of Sydney’s Housing Ideas Challenge, with a housing model that brings Zurich-style cooperative housing to Australia.

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.