DeArne Matthews

Architect / Project Officer
Catholic Education South Australia

De’Arne is an architect, who has strong expertise within the education sector. Passionate about improving student learning and building strong school communities, her creativity, strategic thinking, and strong spatial planning skills deliver a simplistic and holistic architectural response to every project. She is naturally positive, and proactive, and believes that developing strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, design teams and builders is essential in achieving the best project outcomes.

Following 10 years of architectural practise, she has further entrenched herself in the education sector taking a position in the Planning and Development team at Catholic Education South Australia. De’Arne now works closely with schools to assist them with the planning, management, and development of their facilities - including master planning, project planning, minor works, and refurbishments. Bringing a unique skill set and experiences to the role she thoroughly enjoys the collaboration process and the inherent complexities surrounding the improvement and development of quality educational facilities.

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits, Mentoring