Hayball is delighted to welcome architect Liza Ringdahl to our Brisbane studio, where she has been appointed Senior Education Leader.
Working with Studio Director David Jessup, Liza brings invaluable depth of knowledge in the intersection of education architecture, neuroscience, and research-led design.
Managing Director Tom Jordan said that Liza’s unique blend of skills will be a welcome addition to our national practice, and imperative to the growth of our education team in the Brisbane studio as it prepares to work on some state-shaping learning projects.
“Our approach to contemporary education design is driven by research and underpinned by some of the most forward thinking and innovative architects in the field. Liza’s commitment to exploring new ideas in the pedagogical space teamed with her rare experience in both neuroscience and education makes her a strategic and welcomed fit for the practice,” said Tom.
An advocate of Hayball’s research-led and evidence-based design ethos, Liza will build upon the practice’s existing values with her own capabilities. Her passion for neuroscience and the cognitive benefits associated with the ‘sense of place’ comes from a background in immunology and biochemistry, and is honed by membership with the Australian Institute of Architects, Neuroleadership Institute and Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (US). She’s also been recognised for her achievements in architecture, construction and leadership.
“I was drawn to Hayball for its quest for design excellence, and its commitment to research in the design of education facilities. The practice has proven itself as an authentic and motivated force in the sector, and I’m excited to be a part of its growth in Queensland, and share my knowledge across the local and national teams,” Liza said.