Jeremy McLeod is the co-founder and design director of Breathe Architecture. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Breathe is known for their projects that balance ethics with aesthetics, driven by a commitment to their studio’s purpose to “use design as a weapon for good, and a tool to build a better future.” Founded by McLeod and Tamara Veltre in 2001, Breathe is Australia’s most awarded sustainable architecture and design firm. 

McLeod is also one of the instigators of Nightingale Housing, a not-for-profit organisation building housing that radically challenges typical development methods. Born in response to Melbourne’s housing crisis and inspired by the city’s history of architectural activism, Nightingale grew out of a series of architect-funded prototypes that aimed to design for people, not profit, with a triple bottom line of social, financial, and environmental sustainability. The organisation has now delivered over 400 homes, with another 250 under construction. 

This event is part of our New Directions in Housing series, and is free and open to the public.