I am drawn to simplicity, and the honesty of materials.
I first worked at Ignite early in my career, before heading abroad for more experience. That saw me engaged across a range of architecture disciplines in Dubai and Brisbane before coming home to Auckland.
I worked on The Government of Samoa’s new Consulate Office and Fale in Mangere, South Auckland. It was an interesting and very exciting project, and won a New Zealand Timber Design Award in the Interior Innovation Category.
Following the leaky homes crisis, architects have a lot to navigate in terms of risk and liability. However, having to work within these parameters also leads to carefully considered design solutions, based on methodical processes.
I believe massing, proportions and material selections are key to good, visually pleasing design. Regardless of the size of the project, proportions and perspectives must be right.
Virtual reality and integrated 3D modelling processes are the way of the future. It is an exciting time for the industry, and to be at Ignite, where we lead the industry in using this technology to collaborate with stakeholders to improve our designs.
Having a young family keeps me busy. However, as an avid homebrewer I’ll always find the time to brew. I love moving from an idea, to recipe formulation, to then brewing it to perfection (and enjoying the results!).