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Ashneel Maharaj

BBltEnv, BArch(Hons) (QUT), RAIA


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 has also worked on the James Cook University Clinical Practices Building in Townsville and the King George Square Redevelopment in Brisbane.


He is heavily involved in architectural activities with the Australian Institute of Architects, and has been a regional awards juror in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Ashneel is a sessional academic at Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland. Ashneel was appointed as one of Blight Rayner’s first three Associates in 2019.

Project Experience
New Performing Arts Venue - Blight Rayner + Snøhetta
New Performing Arts Venue
St Margaret's Sports Precinct - Blight Rayner
St Margaret’s Sports Precinct
Brigidine College Expansion - Blight Rayner
Brigidine College Expansion

Architecture is a profession where there is no single solution to a problem. I get the greatest thrill in nutting out solutions to different problems in original ways, albeit no doubt intuitively informed by precedent.