jan o'connor - managing partner
jan o'connor is an architect with extensive experience in retail and exhibition design, particularly in the development of products and graphics to accompany architectural design. whilst completing an architectural degree (hons) at r.m.i.t. melbourne, jan was employed as a retail design manager in the property development department for, myer stores ltd,.
after ten years of corporate employment at myer, jan left and co-founded the iconic retail company T2, where she created and implemented the overall concept design of the stores, branding and packaging. during the six years she owned the business she initiated and developed a wholesale division supplying boutique teas to nearly 500 restaurants and cafes. following this success, jan returned to architectural practice as a partner at environa studio
tone wheeler - principal architect
tone wheeler is an architect, author, educator and consultant with an abiding interest in environmentally sustainable design (esd). in the mid seventies at the university of sydney he coordinated and assisted in the construction of the "autonomous house", a working example of a low energy house constructed entirely from recycled materials.
upon graduation tone worked for the australian government in canberra where he designed a range of low cost social housing that won the r.a.i.a residential design award (c s daley medal) in 1980. for the last twenty five years he has worked in his own practice.
tone is a past chair of the raia national environment committee, is currently on the institute ‘sustainabilty committee’ and recently retired from the board of ABSA (association of building sustainability assessors) after a ten year association. he is a current board member of the building professionals board.
tone has taught extensively over the last 25 years, he has been on the faculty of 3 universities, is a sustainability advocate and frequent speaker at architectural conferences and seminars, has been a judge on ‘the new inventors’ program on ABC Television, and can be heard on the ABC radio program ‘the woodies’.