For me, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing hard work transformed into a tangible form – a project or building that enhances our society and our culture. Crafting architecture takes a vast variety of input. It’s fantastic taking a brief and building it into an exciting outcome. The fun part starts when the team comes together from multiple disciplines to brainstorm and inspire each other to provide an efficient, effective, and interesting design.
After specialising in delivering apartment projects through New Zealand and Australia, I have over 12 years of professional experience in designing multi-residential projects from small, high-end apartment design to large-scale, mixed-use tower projects.
Modernist, bold, curvaceous, grand gestures form the majority of my inspiration as an architect. Architecture should be fun and exciting for all ages, and I am driven to include this wherever possible.
That’s the essence of this company – you’re part of a team that nurtures and supports each other.
Gemma joined the Ignite Auckland studio in November 2019 after making the move from Melbourne. Since then, she has emerged as a key leader in the Aged Care design team and was recently promoted to Associate Director. We chatted to her about her first year at Ignite.