Fellow:Belinda Harris

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Belinda Harris is University Innovation Fellow and undergraduate studying a double degree in Architecture + Interior Architecture at the University of Canberra, Australia. She is an active member on campus and involved in volunteer activities and architecture clubs at UC and the wider Canberra area. Recent volunteer activities include assisting University of Canberra Architecture Masters candidates to build ‘NAMAKO’ by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for the Design Canberra Festival.

Belinda’s vision is to inspire and create a language of inclusive and sustainable architecture and design, which embraces the requirements of all members of society - inclusive of their diversity, needs and human potential. Her mission is to transform our cities and urban areas from concrete jungles to atmospheric ecosystems. Designing urban environments, institutions and spaces with the primary aim of enhancing residents’ mental wellness. This will require changing the narrative of design and engaging in positive advocacy with governments, decision makers and policy writers for the betterment of all.

Passionate about architecture and urban environments, Belinda is keen to explore how design thinking strategies can be applied to passion problems from architecture + design to mental wellness. In Canberra Belinda rebuilt her life after the death of her partner and it would be an absolute privilege to leave a legacy as a ‘thank you’ to the city and the University of Canberra for giving her the space to heal and reach her full potential.


University of Canberra
Strategic Priorities 
Canberra Fellows
Amannda Huot Spring 2018 
Qiaochu 'Andrew' Yang Fall 2019