Dr Camia Young

My experience weaves together architecture, property development, community development and entrepreneurship. I am passionate about building the 21st Century city and creating the foundations for the Age of Belonging. The work I do involves building bridges towards creating equitable distribution of wealth while creating places to develop meaningful connections with each other and the planet. Since moving to Christchurch in 2011, I have been involved in several community minded initiatives including Ohu (Office for Holistic Urbanism), Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making, the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, and Studio Christchurch. Before moving to New Zealand, I practiced as an Architect in Europe with OMA in Holland and Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and worked on several large-scale civic projects and urban master plans. I serve as a Trustee on the Hillary Institute board, the Ohu Foundation board and I am the Founding Partner of Ohu Development and Founding Director XCHC.