New South Wales

Jo Simmons

Chair & NSW Representative on Council

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Jo is Head of Design, Culture and Strategy at Leaf Architecture, a practice that is passionate about making positive impact in the world through education and community architecture. Leaf Architects share a deep respect for the natural environment, a love of learning and a collaborative and supportive studio culture. Leaf Architecture specialises in Education Architecture and creating places that are aligned with their clients’ vison and pedagogy.

Jo is passionate about instilling in students a lifelong love of learning through the creation of inspiring learning environments, and she firmly believes that education architecture can help make a positive impact in the world through education and sustainability. She is also passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and enhancing the wellbeing of people and the planet through positive, uplifting, and responsible architecture and supportive workplace culture.