Who is Zahava Elenberg?
Zahava Elenberg is an Australian architect and co-director of Melbourne-based architecture practice Elenberg Fraser. In 2003 Elenberg was awarded the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. While still a student at RMIT University she completed her first project for her stepfather Morry Schwartz, the $50 Million Liberty Tower apartment building on the corner of Spencer and Collins Streets in Melbourne city centre, establishing her practice with husband Callum Fraser in 1998 at the age of 24.
Elenberg graduated in 2004 with first class honours. Elenberg has diversified her business interests by setting up two additional businesses: Move-In, a company specialising in furnishing new homes and investment properties, and Zacamoco, a property development business. On 17 December 2003, following her Telstra award, Elenberg gave the keynote address to 5600 graduates and 30,000 students, staff and guests at RMIT's graduation ceremony at Telstra Dome.
Elenberg was photographed by renowned Melbourne photographic artist Bill Henson at the age of 12, and spoke out in support of the artistic value of his work in May 2008 when his work was seized by NSW police after a complaint by a child protection campaigner. Elenberg and Fraser married several years after establishing their architecture practice and have two children.
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