BDesSt, MArch (UQ), BOAQ, NSWARB
Anya Meng joined Blight Rayner in 2021 to help build our emerging Sydney practice, joining Madeleine Swete Kelly there as a Senior Associate of the practice.
Anya graduated with a Master of Architecture in 2010 and Bachelor of Design Studies in 2007 from the University of Queensland, receiving the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement in multiple subjects. Anya worked for a number of years at Cox Rayner Architects (now Cox Architecture) with Jayson Blight, particularly jointly leading the design development and documentation of the National Maritime Museum of China, and subsequently the construction phase.
Anya has worked on higher education projects such as James Cook University Clinical Practice Building and Central Plaza Pavilion, retail projects such as Indooroopilly Shopping Centre upgrade, aged care and retirement villages such as Indooroopilly Golf Club Retirement Village, and several residential apartment developments.
Anya has outstanding design management and organisational skills, and the ability to maximise efficiency from her architectural and consultant teams. She has exceptional detail design skills.
Anya has been involved in several organisations related to the architectural profession such as PechaKucha in Sydney, and as co-director of the Australian Chinese Young Professionals Network.
I enjoy being a part of the problem-solving aspect of design, and the journey that comes with it. The people. The construction process. The details.
Every project is an opportunity to create architectural theatre that lives long in the memory.