Jefa is currently Knowledge Broker | Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on Indigenous curriculum development. Jefa is also director of Greenaway Architects (est. 1998) a holistic design practice undertaking architectural, landscape, interior and urban design projects for private, commercial and educational clients.
Jefa’s work in practice include such projects as the Lowitja Institute, the Koorie Heritage Trust, design principles for Aboriginal Housing Victoria and is currently working on the Wilin Centre at the VCA and the New Student Precinct, as part of a Lyons lead consortia team at the University of Melbourne. His project Ngarara Place at RMIT was recently selected to be exhibited at the Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in Italy.
As founding chair of the not-for-profit advocacy group Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria (IADV), Deputy Chair of the Public Arts Advisory Panel (City of Melbourne) and member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Oversight Committee (Melb Uni) he seeks to amplify opportunities to embed Indigenous knowledge systems and design thinking within both practice and academia.
Jefa has also been deeply embedded in the evolution of the International Indigenous Design Charter, [which was awarded a special accolade by Good Design Australia] as both an Executive Committee member and Regional Ambassador (Oceania) as part of INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Alliance) and was recently engaged as an architectural communicator with a regular architecture/design segment for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio 774 Melbourne.