Meet the Reps

Meet the Reps

The Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) is the official student body of the Australian Institute of Architects. We represent architecture students from across Australia, organising national, state and local events that provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other as well as architects and associated professionals.

SONA members take part in the annual Australian Institute of Architects architecture conference, the biannual student congress, local mentoring and social events, design competitions, professional committees, and receive and contribute to nationally-recognised architecture publications.

The SONA team  is comprised of an executive committee of 5 student members and 19 student SONA Representatives from accredited universities (or those on the path way to becoming accredited) across Australia. It is this group of dedicated students that volunteers their time and energy to make positive things happen with SONA!

The SONA team would encourage you to get in touch with your university SONA rep to find out more about local happenings!


Your SONA Representatives:



Gina Engelhardt


Immediate Past President

Troy Borg


President Elect 

Jacques Chevrant-Breton


Vice President – Competitions & Events

Leanne Haidar 


Vice President – Member Engagement

Amarinda Bazeley


State Representatives

Australian Capital Territory

University of Canberra

Courtney Thoo


New South Wales

University of Sydney

Jodie Chieu


University of New South Wales
Tonia Yau (outgoing 2019)


University of  Technology Sydney

Jack Thomas Osborn 


Newcastle University

Sahibajot Kaur (outgoing 2019)


Northern Territory

Charles Darwin University
Pio Gillamac



Bond University

Nicole Mesquita-Mendes


Griffith University Gold Coast

Asfand Tarar   


Queensland University of Technology
Richelle Lim


University of Queensland

Kieren Dolores


South Australia

Adelaide University

Geoffrey William Baddams

University of South Australia

James Guy



University of Tasmania

Chris Morrison



University of Melbourne
Saran Kim

Deakin University
Julie Pham

Monash University

Daniel Soetjahjono

RMIT University

Christopher Filippidis


Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Kathryn Neale     

Curtin University

Julian Kissling


National Staff (Melbourne)
Bianca Haas (National Membership Engagement Officer)

 “Photography by Aaron Puls, SJB Architects”