Kayla Dunn

Experienced Graduate of Architecture

Kayla is a Wiradjuri woman with a fascination for history and legacy, driven by her Aboriginal and Italian heritage. With a background in history and art history, emphasising connection to place is embedded in her ethos and has formed the foundation of her research and design background.

Having complete her Master of Architecture in 2022, where she had the opportunity to study abroad in Dublin and was awarded the New Colombo Scholarship to study in Gujarat, India. Her time spent with communities overseas has formed an integral basis for her design approach, rooted in understanding groups and individuals to inform considered design outcomes.

Currently, Kayla is completing her Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne. Where, she has completed a major research thesis exploring the untold histories of contemporary Australian Architecture, with a specific focus on women in architectural history, shedding light on an often unknown and overlooked group.

Through her years in practice, Kayla has gained valuable practical experience in the field of architecture where she has come to specialise in the Build-To-Rent typology, demonstrating her commitment to creating sustainable and innovative living spaces.

Interested in
Public speaking, Sessional teaching or crits, Writing