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Zahava Elenberg

Zahava Elenberg

Australian architect
Zahava Elenberg
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Intro Australian architect
Is Architect
From Australia
Type Engineering
Gender female
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Zahava Elenberg is an Australian architect. She co-founded Melbourne-based architecture practice Elenberg Fraser. Elenberg graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1998 with first class honours and in 2003 was awarded the Telstra Young (30 years or under) Business Woman of the Year. On 17 December 2003, following her Telstra award, Elenberg gave the keynote address to 5,600 graduates and 30,000 students, staff and guests at the RMIT University graduation ceremony at Telstra Dome.
While still a student at RMIT she completed her first project for her stepfather Morry Schwartz, the $50 Million Liberty Tower apartment building on the corner of Spencer and Collins Streets in Melbourne city centre, establishing her practice with Callum Fraser in 1998 at the age of 24. Other projects for Schwartz include the $180 million Docklands residential complex Watergate Place, Lacrosse and A’Beckett Tower. Elenberg Fraser is now one Australia’s leading multi residential and commercial architecture practices. Other recent and awarded projects include Slattery Australia, 50 Albert, Zumbo Melbourne, Shannon Bennett's Vue de Monde, Avenue, and Luna.
Elenberg diversified her interests by setting up two additional businesses: Move-in, a company specialising in turn-key furniture packages and FF&E for hotels, serviced apartments and investment properties; and Zacamoco, a property development business established to deliver a series of boutique Ski Resort projects in the Victorian Alpine region, including Huski Falls Creek and Saint Falls.
Elenberg was photographed by renowned Melbourne photographic artist Bill Henson at the age of 12, and spoke out in support of the artistic value of his work in May 2008 when his work was seized by NSW police after a complaint by a child protection campaigner.
Elenberg graduated from high school at Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School in 1990, featured as part of the Preshil school marketing campaign, and has been a Director of the Preshil School Council and the Preshil School Foundation.
Elenberg and Fraser married in 2002 and have three children.

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