Chi Melhem

Director/ Architect

Chi is an architect with a breadth of experience across typologies and scales. Before opening her practice – EM BE CE in July 2021, Chi worked with Tzannes for almost two decades. As a director of Tzannes, she delivered significant projects from urban design, feasibility, multi-residential and bespoke houses to landmark cultural buildings. Her skill in unpicking design opportunities from complex project considerations has unlocked many a client brief and delivered award-winning results. Chi is an advocate for equity within the profession, is a Champion for the Champions of Change Coalition, co-leads the Masters of Architecture housing studio at the University of NSW and is a member of the NSW State Design Review Panel.

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