“I have always had a passion for design and art, as well as an appetite for understanding how things work.”
ERIC TELL ASSOCIATE erict@ignitearchitects.com

Exceptional urban design should unite business objectives with cultural needs.

It’s an exciting time to work in architecture. While urban sprawl presents us with many challenges, I believe it also presents us with the opportunity to take an innovative and intelligent approach to design.

I have always had a passion for design and art, as well as an appetite for understanding how things work. Architecture is my perfect career; spanning both the artistic and the technical.

I first worked for Ignite while studying my Bachelor of Architectural Studies and then returned in 2011 to join the retail team working on retail, commercial and mixed-use developments.

I believe buildings give us so much more when they have a context. The skill is being able to weave together cultural and business objectives to create a design that the community can positively engage with.

I’m inspired by the American futurist, Jacque Fresco, who is pushing boundaries with his design of self-sustaining buildings and cities. His work is unconventional, but I like that it compels us to consider what is possible.

Outside of work, my great love is fishing, and whenever I can I’ll get out on the boat or in the surf to cast a line. When I’m not fishing, you’ll probably find me in the garage pulling apart my 4WD. It’s a passion I just can’t shake.