“As architects, we have a responsibility to contribute to more humane and environmentally friendly spaces.”
GERARDO OIZ ASSOCIATE gerardoo@ignitearchitects.com

I find it fascinating to be part of the transformation of the built environment.

I think the role of the architect in the construction process is really interesting. I love that our work results in something tangible you can see and touch.

Our environment impacts our wellbeing and the quality and type of interactions we have. As architects, we have a responsibility to contribute to more humane and environmentally friendly spaces.

I moved to Australia 20 years ago. Over my career, I was involved with the bid for the Sydney Olympic Stadium, which was exciting to be a part of, as well as working on a variety of projects mainly in Sydney, as well as Brunei, Dubai and China.

I was raised in Uruguay and studied architecture there. It was an ideal start to my career. In the first half of the 20th century, architecture in South America was cutting edge.

The list of architects I admire is very long. As an architecture student I had the opportunity to meet Charles More at the Kresge College in the University of California, and Kevin Roche in his New Haven Studio. This made a huge impact on me.

My number one priority when I came to Australia was to visit the Sydney Opera House. It is a masterpiece of form, function, and symbology.

I try to balance all the things important to me; architecture, family, friends, travelling and having new experiences.