Design has the unique and important ability to create a dramatic improvement in our communities and alter quality of life; the way we move and function. To achieve this goal, I believe that good design should also be efficient design. I think buildings should be high-performing, have endurance, and incorporate good sustainability and wellness practices wherever possible.
My strength lies in project management, team co-ordination, and contract administration. And my significant property industry experience has developed my skills as an architect and a strategic advisor to clients, consultants, and communities.
It’s incredibly rewarding to help our communities thrive through design, and I am hugely motivated by the shift towards wellness in design. The pace of change is rapidly increasing, and I enjoy reading research studies and developing my knowledge across such a contributive topic.
Tauranga has an opportunity to map out a vibrant central precinct and redevelop spaces that respond to the evolving needs of the population and the city’s cultural identity. For developers and architects, this is an opportunity to create new spaces that respond to the way people live, work, and play.
At Ignite, our Tauranga studio is playing an exciting role in responding to the city’s growth. Our anchor projects include the mixed-use Farmers development at Elizabeth Street, and the recently completed Latitude Residences on Park Road.