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Tamara Donnellan


Tamara joined TERROIR in 2000, and worked for the practice until her departure for international experience (Scotland) in 2002.  In 2003 and 2004, Tamara worked as a Senior Architect in major British practice, RMJM, working on the design, documentation and contract administration of the School of Music, Performing Arts & Media for Newcastle College – a University project containing a theatre, music venue, studio theatre, TV studio, radio studio, recording suites plus rehearsal, general teaching areas and foyer/bar area. Tamara also worked on the design and documentation of the School of Beauty, Sport and Tourism and the project management of the Higher Education Centre for the same client, before returning to Australia and TERROIR in 2005.


Since rejoining TERROIR, Tamara has worked on a variety of projects during this period including; retail projects management and the design, documentation and contract administration on a range of residential, commercial and hospitality projects.


As Project Architect of 86-88 George Street and Canberra Kiosks, Tamara has exhibited a high skill level in the resolution of client requirements and the detailed client interface needs of public clients.  Tamara’s focus as leader of the design team is in the protection of a design through the procurement process and in particular the coordination of consultants and detailed resolutions of servicing requirements. A key aspect of this work has been in the value management of design, performance, servicing and budget issues to achieve a satisfactory outcome.


This has led to Tamara’s keen interest in the area of professional practice where she is establishing leadership and knowledge rarely found in younger practitioners.

Tamara was made associate of TERROIR in 2006 and in late 2009 elevated to Associate Director.

Contact Tamara: donnellan@terroir.com.au