For me, the best design is honest, simple, and functional. I believe community buildings act as urban acupuncture – they are the catalyst for great learning and growing environments for our future generations. There are many challenges facing today’s architects. Chief among them is how we continue to work in producing great, innovative design solutions within a sector that has ever-growing constraints and regulations, and for stakeholders with conflicting needs. But I think that’s what makes our job so exciting – and such challenges fuel our creativity.
I have over 15 years' experience across residential, education, and civic sectors, which demonstrates my practical expertise in making a difference for our communities - and our clients. I value well-coordinated design for the human scale, which also has low environmental impact.
My favourite building is Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. I love the restricted material palette, its rhythmic form, and how the shadow fills the space between. I think it is one of the best examples of classical, timeless, and modernist architecture.
Ignite Principal Jeremy Whelan says “these talented designers are the next generation of leaders at Ignite. They’ve played an influential role in our development to date, and are huge contributors to the ongoing success of our projects. I know Ignite will continue to flourish through their leadership.”
Over Ignite’s 35-year history, we have continued to expand our team to deliver projects across a range of industry and regional markets. Following this continued growth, Ignite is proud to announce the promotion of five Associate Directors to the newly established ‘Sector Lead’ position, with three Directors also now named as Principals.