MArch. Bdes(Arch) Hon 1.
Entrepreneur + Designer
Rashan Senanayake is changing education in not only the design industry, but also in the transition of students from secondary to tertiary education. He is the founder and CEO of Australia’s only education institution focussing on students and teachers in the transition of career development and teaching – Inspired Education Australia. In addition to this, Rashan is also the Founder and Design Director for Inspired Design Australia, servicing and helping other entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with ‘Design for Business’.
Rashan was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia when he was 10 years old. During his secondary education, Rashan was set and taking steps to become a registered Architect. He graduated in (Design) Architecture with first class honours from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2011 and completed his Master in Architecture in the top 10 of his year level in 2012. However, shortly after Rashan’s career changed when he left conventional practice to pursue his various business ventures.
Since then, Rashan has developed a reputation for his entrepreneurial thinking and leading a variety of projects in a wide variety of fields and industries. He is now an author, public speaker who has delivered widely received content to universities around Australia as well as many conference seminars, keynotes, lectures and much more. He has been features on some podcast shows as well as been published in various design journals in Australia.
In addition to this, Rashan is also an academic currently teaching first and fourth year Architecture students at QUT, an Associate Fellow recognised by the High Education Academy as well as the youngest board member of the Australian Green Development Forum.