Personnel: Janet Henriksen


Life itself is a gift of God, but also the capacity to develop skills. The skills we have come firstly from God, and secondly have been developed through the help, training, encouragement and even challenges of others.


  • 2007 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 2001-6 Masters of Architecture, University of Newcastle
  • 1996 Interviews of Scandinavian architects Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship.
  • 1994-1996 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Newcastle. Honours 1
  • 1990-1993 Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of Newcastle, with Merit


  • 2003-8 Established Arkitek Hej
  • 2004-8 work in association with Vienna Design Pty Ltd, Bligh St Sydney.
  • 2006 Postgraduate research work in Construction Innovation (CRCCi) for Facilities Management, Building Information Modelling and Procurement, Sydney Opera House Exemplar team including the CSIRO, University of Sydney, Rider Hunt Terotech & Opera House Facilities Management.
  • 2001 Admitted as an Architect to the NSW Board of Architects roll.
  • 1999-2000 Graduate Architect Seymour Lawler Architects, Charlestown.
  • 1998 Graduate Architect Rod Seymour Architects, Charlestown.
  • 1996-1998 Graduate architect at Killen + Doran, Newcastle.
  • 1996 Tropman and Tropman Architects, Sydney.
    Vienna Design: competition projects: Brick pit, Olympic park and Community Centre.

  • 1995 Light Rail Proposal for Chamber of Commerce & Cornucopia Architects, Newcastle
  • 1993 Architectural assistant Suters Architects Snell, Newcastle.
    Suters Architects Snell for Honeysuckle Professional Design Ideas Competition

  • 1992 Architectural assistant Killen + Doran, Newcastle.
  • 1990 Work for parents design of commercial property and fixing cars.


  • 2007 Faculty of Architecture Discipline Area Scholarship University of Sydney
  • 1997 Commendation in the Meriton Competition for Moore Park, Student Division.
  • 1996 Special Commendation, 1996 NSW Board of Architects Medallion
  • 1995 The Sydney C Morton Prize for Building Technology
  • 1994 The Wreckair Undergraduate Scholarship
    The Neville Clouten Architectural Synthesis Prize
    The Byera Hadley (student) Travelling Scholarship

  • 1992 Suters Architects Snell Design Prize
    Shortlisted for the James Hardy Scholarship

    Teaching Experience

  • 2004-7 Casual Part time Diploma of Architectural Technology, Tighes Hill TAFE
  • 2002-6 Design Tutor, Third Year Architecture, University of Newcastle.
  • 2005 Design Tutor Fifth Year Architecture the University of Newcastle.
  • 2001 Design Tutor First Year Architecture the University of Newcastle.


  • 2007 Lectures, Life Cycle Assessment to postgraduates. University of Sydney
  • 2005 Presentation to 2050 Conference 'Future Shock' Brisbane QUT (26 th Nov)
  • 2005 Lecture Environment Forum to community, Swansea RSL club (27thFeb)
  • 2002-4 Lecture 2nd yr Architecture on NatHERS
    Lecture 3rd yr Construction Management on environmental design

  • 2001 Lecture 3rd yr Construction Management on environmental design

    Architectural Writings

  • 2007 Architectural Bulletin “Is an art gallery Newcastle's ticket to urban renewal?” Jan/Feb
  • 2005 EDDE Notes Book Review: Vortex Cities: Phil McMannus. May
  • 2004 EDGE Notes Book Review: Ecohouse 2: A design Guide: Roaf August