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Sophie Cleland


Bachelor of Architecture,
RMIT University

ARBV Board Member


Professional Experience

For 20 years Sophie Cleland has provided design and project leadership across community, civic and public projects. She is interested in fostering human connections through architecture and exploring the ways buildings can engage communities and capture the local imagination.

An open and egalitarian communicator, Sophie is as skilled in facilitating roundtable design workshops as she is in building strong and honest relationships with clients, stakeholders, and sub-consultants.

With project strategy as a key strength, Sophie provides clear processes and strong leadership that underpins a high level of team commitment; she believes that collaboration and involvement across the whole project team leads to the most innovative and resolved buildings and spaces.

Sophie has led several high-profile projects in the public, cultural and residential sectors throughout Australia. Her experience demonstrates an ability to lead complex stakeholder engagements, a dedication to client visions, and a record seeing innovative, unique design through to delivery.

She has worked at many scales on institutional, public realm, urban and regional projects. Sophie’s portfolio encompasses complex and award-winning projects, often delivered within tight time and budget constraints. Past projects include significant cultural developments for the National Museum of Australia, the State Government of South Australia and regional governments and territories.