Ann-Maree Ruffles, Principal / Queensland Studio Leader, Hames Sharley

Ann-Maree is Hames Sharley’s Queensland Studio Leader and a Principal of the practice. She has over 30 years’ experience designing and delivering residential, multi-residential, seniors living, commercial, mixed-use, education and community projects, winning design awards and speaking publicly on many of these projects. Ann-Maree is passionate about creating inclusive, inter-generational, rich and engaged communities in which all can live, learn and work. Ann-Maree combines a perceptive and collaborative approach with a depth of skill and rigour in design, documentation and client care. At the core of her work is Ann-Maree’s view that designing for diversity and inclusivity is essential to the rapidly changing ethos of communities where all people can contribute, matter and belong.