Samantha Donnelly

Ruby de Gouw

Samantha’s architectural work focuses on social impact, inclusion, gender-sensitive design and sustainable practices. She has worked with not-for-profit organisations and vulnerable communities on projects that respond to the need for spaces that provide a sense of dignity and care.

Samantha currently lectures at UTS in the School of Architecture and is an active collaborator with the UTS Design Innovation Research Centre on projects that address violence through design. As a PhD candidate at Monash University, Samantha’s research considers the benefits of tailored accommodation for women and children leaving violence and the importance of safe, long-term accommodation for older women.