WARWICK MIHALY, Chair, Treasurer, Finance and Research
Warwick is principal of Mihaly Slocombe Architects and leader in the architecture profession. He is instrumental in championing positive change within the industry through mentoring the next generation of architects, as a Director of ArchiTeam, Committee member at the Australian Institute of Architects, founder of Australia’s most widely read business blog for architects, Panfilo and in 2020 launched In Detail an architects podcast series with fellow ArchiTeam members Kate Fitzgerald and Mick Moloney.
Warwick is the Director who has been in charge of the Insurance and Member Services Portfolios, most recently he took over the Finance Portfolio as Treasurer and Director of the Research Portfolio. In 2021 Warwick will be spearheading the research project into the economics of architects.
In his spare time, Warwick practices yoga a lot and buys LEGO sets that he pretends are for his children.
JAMIE SORMANN, Secretary. Awards & Partnerships
Jamie is a director of Foomann Architects, which he and Jo Foong established in 2008. Their practice is devoted to realising beautifully simple, sensitive spaces that are underpinned by utility, context and sustainability. Jamie is committed to collaboration and to sharing ideas with students, clients, colleagues and the architecture community.
Jamie graduated from University of Melbourne where he is a regular guest critic. He has been a jury member for the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and a committee member for the AIA Emerging Architecture Graduates Network.
Jamie is involved with Advocacy as a committee member, host of the ArchiTeam Awards and featured with Foomann in The Naked Architect series. Jamie joined the ArchiTeam Board in 2019 to support and celebrate architectural practitioners for the betterment of the built environment. In 2021 Jamie is the Director in charge of the ArchiTeam Awards and Partnerships portfolios.
Jamie likes to impose his musical taste on others and maintains an active interest in pretentious films.
SONIA SARANGI, CPD Events & Conference
Sonia is a director of Atelier Red+Black, a tenacious thinker and problem solver. A highly capable project lead, her collaborative approach and strong negotiation skills bring a fresh perspective to the table.
Sonia is a strong advocate for diversity in the profession and has been involved in a number of mentoring programs, a guest critic and tutor at University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design and is a frequent contributor to Parlour.
Sonia has been a member of the ArchiTeam since 2017 and the (Continuing Professional Development CPD) committee since 2018 and was elected as an ArchiTeam Board member in 2019. Sonia is one of the co-convenors of the 2021 ArchiTeam Virtual Conference - Trajectories - scheduled for Friday 21 May.
Sonia is a keen photographer and often drives around the block a little bit longer just so she can finish listening to a podcast episode.
Kalliopi is a registered architect with over 20 years experience both locally and internationally, have worked in Vienna. Her background lies in residential, low scale multi residential, commercial and early learning architecture. She has also taught various design studios for 8+ years.
Kalliopi joined the Board in 2020 and is the Director in charge of Advocacy and will co-direct the Member Services Portfolio with Delia Teschendorff.
She is currently building an off-grid tiny home with her husband their rescue greyhound Dennis who plays an important role in the office.
DELIA TESCHENDORFF, Insurance & Member Services
Delia founded Delia Teschendorff Architecture in 2009. A registered architect in Victoria, she received her architecture degree from RMIT University. Her architecture studies included 12 months in the Masters Program at Sci-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, USA.
An award winning architect with a diverse career spanning over 20 years, she has worked in Los Angeles, USA for Narduli Grinstein Architects and in Berlin, Germany for renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Prior to establishing her own practice, she worked with several leading design practices in Melbourne.
Delia is actively involved with the profession, including teaching, invited talks, jury panels and professional appointments. She has taught design and construction studios at Swinburne University, RMIT University and the MSD (Melbourne School of Design) at Melbourne University. Delia has been an examiner for the ARBV and has been involved in the development of Acumen Practice Notes for the AIA. Her work has featured in the Robin Boyd Open Day Series, and more recently in The Naked Architect Series, a collaboration between Open House Melbourne, Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) and ArchiTeam.
Delia joined the Board in 2020 and is the Director in charge of the Insurance Portfolio and will co-direct the Member Services Portfolio with Kalliopi Vakras. These portfolios aim to provide members with affordable PI & PL Insurance, and a series of additional services that support members.
Delia was the recipient of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria Architectural Services Award for 2016.