I’m a proponent that ‘less is more’.
The work of modernist architects inspires my practice and I am a great believer that a space should be created with pure and honest elements. By improving the experience of its users and the wider community, it will have a positive impact on the environment both physically and socially.
I always wanted to be involved in something creative. I started my studies by obtaining a Bachelor of Design, but soon realised I wanted to be part of creating the whole building and influencing the spaces inside. It meant that architecture became my calling.
It is an incredible feeling being able to experience a building you laboured over for so long, and then see others experience it and hear their feedback. I also enjoy building relationships with my clients and project delivery teams. Allowing for honest discussions will, in turn, generate a positive result for all parties.
Moving to London allowed me to work on some interesting projects early on in my career. One of these involved a historic building in Shepherd’s Bush, best known to antipodean expats as The Walkabout. First built in 1910, we worked on converting the 1910 building into an eight-storey building with 74 serviced apartments, while retaining the historic facade.
I enjoy urban exploration – discovering the rapidly changing city, but I also love heading outdoors and experiencing the elements. Whether on a beach or up a mountain, I like getting out and back to nature.