I have always been drawn to craft and construction throughout my life. Growing up in rural New Zealand I have had the freedom to invent, experiment and create. I believe this upbringing has given me a strong work ethic and an ability to find resolution to problems as they arise.
As I excelled in the arts and mathematics during my high school education, I was drawn toward a career in architecture. I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with honors in 2009. I took the opportunity after graduating to work in a carpentry company and gain first hand construction industry experience.
I went on to work for Architectus, a award winning design firm in New Zealand. Within this firm I was exposed to projects of all scales. I have operated within highly complex teams and have also played key leadership roles in smaller teams to deliver projects with a reasonable level of complexity. I became a New Zealand Registered Architect in 2016. My case study was based largely on the experience I had gained during the delivery of the Saint Kentigern College Library and the development of the UoA Grafton Hall Project.
I have been based in London for 6 months working for a Woods Bagot London Office as a Contractor on a highly complex apartment tower project based in Cyprus. I have been a leading member of the architectural team during the sketch design and detailed design (stages 2+3) which has largely followed british standards.
This experience has been an important phase for my development in the UK and I now am looking for permanent opportunities in the industry to further my career.