Each newsletter, we’ll introduce you to interesting people who make up your Shed community. This month, meet Shed careholder and board member, Alison McDonald.

Nick name: Ali

Day Job(s): Neuro-architecture Consultant (BEEhive Brain + Enriched Environment Labs); Ambassador for The Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience; Adjunct Research Fellow  at Griffith University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment; BOAQ Registered Architect; ARB Chartered Architect

Qualifications: MSc.AES; DArch; BArch/Env.Des; DArts

Last book read: Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

Favourite Nightclub: Ground N Sound at Chirn Park

Favourite Movie: Hard to choose; love film, the story-telling, cinematography, direction…”Being There”; “The Upside”; “Trois Couleurs: Bleu”; “Hidden Figures”; “Out of Africa”; “Up”; anything by Luca Guadagnino or Ivan Sen; …

Favourite Holiday Destination: oceanic, mountainous or snowy

Favourite Food: If stranded on an Island I’d wish for fresh mixed lettuce & herb greens, pepper, lemon, avocado and ruby grapefruit 

Favourite Drink: Ginger Kombucha

Hobby: Art

3 People at Your Ideal Dinner Party: 3 local female socially-environmentally-conscious lived-experience philanthropists 

An Unfulfilled Bucket List Item: fly like a bird

Pet Hate: heatwave

Dream Addition to the Shed: Design for ALL