BBltEnv, BArch(Hons) (QUT), BOAQ
Ashneel Maharaj graduated with honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 2006, winning the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Graduation Prize. He became a registered architect in 2007 and has since worked for well-respected practices including Elizabeth Watson Brown Architects and Architectus.
Ashneel has been Project Architect on education and residential projects such as St Sebastian’s Primary School and University of Queensland Women’s College Student Accommodation; heritage projects like the Queensland Rail Roma Street Heritage Terminal; and also worked on the James Cook University Clinical Practices Building in Townsville.
Ashneel was Project Architect for the Marian Centre (focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at Brigidine College in Indooroopilly. Current projects he is leading as Project Architect are the National Rugby Training Centre at Ballymore, a series of boutique office building in Northshore Hamilton (Macarthur Avenue), a CBD office building refurbishment at 340 Queen Street, and the refurbishment plan for The University of Queensland’s General Purpose South technology building. He is also overseer of The Lanes Retail Village at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast.
Architecture is a profession where there is no single solution to a problem. I get the greatest thrill in devising solutions to different problems in original ways, often intuitively informed by precedent.