As an architect, Jo Gillies  has been a mainstay on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for over 20 years, but in 2013 the business further expanded in vision, director and staff, to be re-born as Archisoul Architects in Manly.


She speaks with Talking Architecture and Design about how design, both in its raw as well as in its finished forms has the power to both transform, to uplift and also to redeem. 

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She is a survivor of childhood abuse and shares her amazing journey and her thoughts on life, form, nature, redemption, gender-based design, the Sydney Opera House and even the transformative powers of very small African insects.