I adore design in any embodiment, and find all types inform one another, my passion for architecture is driven by a desire to achieve the most visually stimulating and functional solution to any problem presented. Providing that ‘feeling’ to those who use, see, and interact with what is created – the emotive something that emanates from, within, and around good design.
I am hard working and a fast and eager learner, I thrive in a team whilst I also pursue personal responsibility and leadership. I enjoy being challenged, crave order and seek harmony between work and life.
I studied my Bachelor degree and Masters in Architecture at RMIT (the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Victoria and enjoyed every scrap of information I learned, the tutors were outstanding and the projects varying and captivating. While studying I began my working career as a Student then Graduate Architect for Suters Architects, Melbourne, and enjoyed an introduction to the industry, working on large to medium scale projects ranging from health and education sectors, to residential and commercial buildings. I then discovered the joys of overseas travel, pausing to work with Woods Bagot in London, where I was involved in hotel and resort projects in Spain and Sri Lanka. Here I spent time drafting as well as exercising my graphic design skills by completing a Sales Brochure for a hotel/residential project. During my European wanderings I also worked briefly for MJM Superyacht Fitout in the South of France, collaborating on designs and basic drafting, as well as laboring on a Villa refit and boat refurbishments.
On return to Australia I moved to Sydney and began working for AJ+C Architects where I greatly appreciated a long term position on a number of projects, particularly being involved in many competition entries, documenting and coordinating entire DA and Construction sets for a sports hall and tennis complex, and a sports and community centre, as well as having the chance to show off my 3D modeling skills in creating complex geometry for the ‘man-cave’ project – a specially commissioned freeform sculptural bedroom / ensuite within a private residence.
Now I spend my working days with Bruce Stafford Architects as a Project Architect / BIM Manager, working on high end private residential architecture. It is an amazing and challenging position, every day is different and presents new and exciting opportunities and problems to solve.
In my own time I tutor architectural software programs, this is something I find hugely rewarding, sharing my knowledge with students and professionals and seeing them grow and progress. I also dabble in furniture design, while studying I designed and built a flat-packable chaise lounge from recycled laminate for the Melbourne Design Festival. It was then involved in the London Festival of Architecture, Shanghai and Beijing Biennales, and finally was part of an international publication by UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) titled Studioplex.