Amber is a registered architect interested in community driven design and the social value of architecture. Amber has worked as a volunteer on sustainable income-generating community projects in Kenya and spent time in informal settlements in Nairobi, carrying out research for her honours paper on   making     good   design   available   to   everyone. She    established    the    not-for-profit    organisation bricks + cartwheels, that works to provide an opportunity for people and communities to directly influence their own built environment, with a focus on community participation and capacity building. Bricks + cartwheels is currently working with the community of Katolo, Kenya to design and build a secondary school for girls. Amber is currently overseeing construction of the Caroline Chisholm Centre in Mount Druitt. 

Amber Lush

 

BArch (Hons) BDes (Arch)