I believe that great mixed-use design enriches the amenity of a place and creates an attractive destination. My first mixed-use project was in Singapore, where I got a taste for balancing typologies that respond to the subtleties of the local context and way of living. I now thrive on creating these mixed-use environments. Architecture affects everyone, even if they don’t realise it. People can tell you what parts of a city is jarring to them, and what parts they love. They may not know the reasons why, but their reaction is their perception of that architecture. I love designing places that people enjoy without really thinking about it.
I’ve gained significant boots-on-the-ground experience delivering major retail, commercial, and mixed-use projects across Australia, the UK, and China. I really enjoy working alongside my clients to understand their objectives and realise their vision.
I like the process of creating something for others to enjoy. I was either going to be a chef, a sound engineer, or an architect. The latter won, but there are still similarities: architecture can alter the mood and environment with its expression and visual rhythm.